Expired Ferrania Solaris 200: Surprising Color Shifts


Let me share a review about shooting with expired Ferrania Solaris 200, the Italian color negative film made famous by the Japanese.

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Ferrania Solaris Color Negative film is well known for producing pastel, faded hues, which is the exact thing I love about it. Their 100 and 200 CN are my go-to films when I want to produce dreamy, nostalgic images — imagine my surprise when this is not the case with a roll of expired ISO 200 film I won in a blog giveaway.

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I must admit I never expected that this was how the pictures were going to turn out; before this, I would never describe the Solaris films as wholesome, but I adore the warm but slightly muted contrast in these. The color shifts are very obvious due to it being expired, but I definitely think they give the pictures more character than I would imagine.

Credits: duringmyheyday

It’s been some time since I used my favorite Solaris films while I experimented with other brands but this roll has gotten me really excited to get back into them again.

Credits: duringmyheyday

written by duringmyheyday on 2012-03-20 #gear #analog #market #35mm #review #taiwan #expired-film #cafe #lomography #ferrania-solaris-200 #taipei #user-review

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  1. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    sad sad sad they're no longer produced! :( I ♥ Solaris

  2. mikeydavies
    mikeydavies ·

    this film rocks!

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