Clark Color Film (35mm, 200 iso) User-Review


A really pretty film that may be hard to get.

I really really like the rich rendering colors of this expired film called Clark Color Film, but I have a problem, I can not find it any more. I bought this film at a goodwill store, I bought all they had and asked if they had more. "Not that we know of " was their reply. I searched the film on the internet and was not able to locate it , but I did find the lab in U.S. Hampton Park MD. So I really want to talk about this and maybe you guys out there might find some of this rare film.

Clark Color Film is made in Italy and is processed here in in the united States, so says the box. I bought 7 rolls and have used 4 rolls already and really like this film, so I want to find some more. The film is so pretty and I am sure it has long been expired (from 2007). I think it was at the store for quite a while because the box was not recognized as 35mm film. The film is wrapped and boxed around the cassette and had no plastic bottle like typical 35mm films.

The deep Reds, blues, greens are totally saturated; this is a very nice trait for expired film. I shot this film in all kinds of extreme lighting situation. Low light, cloudy and shadowy, and fully shooting in the sun, and the film held up in all situations. The ASA 200 showed nice pretty grain and held deep colors in the slight out of focus shots. This is a great all around film with a full range of color saturation. Real pretty but hard to find.

written by blue-dog on 2009-10-09 #gear #film #review #color-film #clark-color-film #lca-color-film


  1. northwardnimbus
    northwardnimbus ·

    oh wow. this is a gorgeous film. great find!

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Yeah ! Surprising film !!! Great gallery !

  3. abdukted1456
    abdukted1456 ·

    Wow that is fantastic looking for being so expired !

    Maybe some old stock will turn up someplace.

  4. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    I probably wouldn't give that box a second look if I saw it at Goodwill, but the results are quite nice. A very solid film I'd say.

  5. zoriana
    zoriana ·

    If it's made in Italy, it could possibly be Ferrania film, which is sold under various department store brand names

    there is a whole flickr group devoted to this film, and in the discussion posts they discuss the various rebranded names it is sold under

  6. chelsey-bella
    chelsey-bella ·

    i have 35mm Polaroid film that expired about 10 years ago,
    maybe that's pushing it but i also found it at a thrift shop and I knew that expired film can give cool effects.
    I've started taking photos with the film but haven't finished the roll yet so i haven't got them developed yet.
    do you think it will still create decent quality photos?

  7. alpacaangel
    alpacaangel ·

    save me a roll!

  8. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    Yes I like this film and need to find more.

  9. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    Interesting find! and brilliant photos!

  10. bcartwright
    bcartwright ·

    Oh yeah, this is a Ferrania Solaris rebadge. Ferrania Solaris 100 is easily my favorite color negative film.

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