DIY Redscaled Kodak Ultima 100


I bought HUNDREDS…yes, hundreds of Kodak Ultima 100. So, I made my own DIY redscale films for a few rolls and was blown away by the results! Read about my awesome redscale results after the jump!

I recently bought hundreds of Kodak Ultima 100, a color negative film that has a sticker on it’s box that says, “Only in the Philippines.” I don’t know why. I made a few DIY redscale films and loaded them in my SLR camera.

I set my SLR camera, a Yashica FX-3 with different ISO settings, the idea which I got from renenob, and fired the first roll during the recent airsoft battle held in PAGCOR Casino, Parañaque City. Fiery, bloody, and strong redscale characteristics manifested.

Credits: bylcuenca

I also used half of the roll shooting my students during our school’s English Month celebration when they were asked to wear costumes that best describe their favorite character in a storybook or novel. The ISO was set to 25 with these photos and the results are also quite impressive. It yielded lovely colors, and even the redscale quality is dominant.

Credits: bylcuenca

I even tested shooting in the afternoon, dusk and evening to find out the film’s ability to capture images even without to much sunlight.

Have you seen Bob somewhere in between? Haha I hope so!

I think most users would not agree but for me, redscaled Kodak Ultima got what it takes to be called as one of the nicest films when it comes to creating DIY redscale.

Now, another roll is loaded but this time in my Canon Canonet QL17. I hope that it will also give impressive results. I will also post photos from it real soon!

Thanks for reading! By the way, this is my first ever article here!

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written by bylcuenca on 2012-01-30 #gear #diy #review #redscale #color-negative #lomography #do-it-yourself #user-review #kodak-ultima


  1. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    Nice results, welldone...<:)

  2. bylcuenca
    bylcuenca ·

    thanks @wuxiong! =)

  3. boobert
    boobert ·

    great review @bylcuenca !

  4. stitch
    stitch ·

    that's a lot of film. nice redscale results @bylcuenca ;)

  5. bylcuenca
    bylcuenca ·

    thanks @boobert @stitch ! =)

  6. jochan
    jochan ·

    Nice photos!

  7. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    great red scale pics!! Well done with all these films!! :)

  8. bylcuenca
    bylcuenca ·

    thanks @jochan @vicuna .... =)

  9. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    Ganda! Parang sunset everywhere ang mood!

  10. bylcuenca
    bylcuenca ·

    ayos @icuresick =)

  11. bylcuenca
    bylcuenca ·

    @ponz i shot him in stealth mode... =)

  12. feelux
    feelux ·

    Great photos and review!

  13. boredbone
    boredbone ·

    ganda ng mga portraits! 25iso ftw!

  14. bylcuenca
    bylcuenca ·

    much thanks @feelux! =)

  15. bylcuenca
    bylcuenca ·

    @boredbone hahaha iso25 For The Win mismo! =)

  16. weaver
    weaver ·

    i am definitely going to try this out now :)

  17. brucelython
    brucelython ·


  18. bylcuenca
    bylcuenca ·

    thanks @weaver @brucelython ...=)

  19. sexyinred
    sexyinred ·

    awesome results and love ur review :)

  20. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    Wagi! Ang ganda lahat :D

  21. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    ang angas nung unang picture!

  22. bylcuenca
    bylcuenca ·

    thanks @sexyinred @tallgrrlrocks @superkulisap...

  23. blu132
    blu132 ·

    How exactly did you get your Hands on that much film?
    How much did that cost?

  24. pixelated
    pixelated ·

    Hey nice results! How do you diy ultimas?

  25. epicpanda
    epicpanda ·

    how did you DIY those ultimas?

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