Sunny Days with Expired Fuji Superia 1600

Some years ago, when I was still new to Lomography, I had some rolls of Fuji Superia 1600. In the best Lomo-manner, I didn’t care about any rules and I shot them on a sunny day during my summer holidays.

When I started to develop films by myself, I bought five rolls of the cheapest films I could get my hands on in order to practice the part where you have to put the film into the canister (which is usually done in complete darkness, but as I had never done it before, I needed some cheap films so that I could practice with the lights on). However, it turned out much easier than I had expected, so I only had to burn one roll of film and I had four rolls left. Two of them were Fuji Superia 1600 that had expired some years previously, which explains the cheap price.

As I didn’t have a big collection of different films for different purposes yet, I basically just shot the films I had one after the other. So I took the two rolls of Fuji Superia 1600 on my summer holidays and shot them on a sunny day with my Holga 135. I really didn’t care much about any rules, so I even took multiple exposures. Astonishingly, the pictures did not turn out overexposed. This must be due to the fact that they have already expired some years before and the films probably lost a little in speed. The photos I got showed some really nice colours and I was very happy with the results.

Right now, I have some rolls of (unexpired) Fuji Superia 1600 in my fridge, but this time I will save them for photography in low light situations.

written by ululchen on 2011-12-29 #gear #summer #expired #review #color-negative #hamburg #holidays #iso-1600 #lomography #holga-135 #user-review #requested

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