The Rollei CN Digibase is an un-masked colour negative film with very fine grain and deep blue colours.
This film is some kind of special as it is an un-masked one (to be honest, I didn’t really understand the technical aspects of this particularity…) which has a very fine grain and great sharpness. The colors are very deep and the blue ones come out very strong. I tested it with my Holga along the sea, and I was really well surprised to see how the pictures of the seascape came out. The blue colours, the fine grain and the contrast were really impressing.
But as the film seems very sensitive to light, I noticed that the 2 first shots suffered a bit from the light when I put the film in the camera, so I think it is better to load it in very reduced light conditions. But once the camera is closed, no more problem! And for the very sunny conditions at the sea, the 200 ASA value of the film managed it very well.
Really a film worth to be used, especially when you want to have deep blue colours of the sky and/or the sea on your shots!
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy shares her images taken with Rollei's Digibase CN200 negative film and Lomo’s LC-A 120, and a few thoughts.
Earlier this year we were chuffed to launch a very memorable type of 35mm film: the Lomography Color Negative F²/400. We had recovered it from the last ever supply of an Italian filmmaker, and stocked it for seven years in special conditions. Much sought after for the film's nostalgic aesthetic, beautiful blue tones, with hints of X-Pro character, the F²/400 35mm rolls flew off our shelves like hotcakes – and rapidly went out of stock worldwide.
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