Adox Colour Implosion - An Alternative to Slides

2013-04-02 2

Are you obsessed with the colour shifts from slides? If so, make sure you check out this film, as it is a colour negative film that promises colour shifts and vibrant colours. It’s time for a change!

I came across the Adox Colour Implosion film at the shop of the Photographers’ Gallery in London. It turns out that the shop is a place where some colour negatives with special effects are sold. I was quite interested in the Adox Colour Implosion because despite being a colour negative film, it promises vibrant colours and colour shifts. And, this film keeps its promise. I am very happy with the end result.

As you can see, this film is very grainy. However, as a regular slide film user, I don’t think large grains are a problem at all. In fact, it adds to the whole atmosphere of the photos.

For this roll of film, I exposed it at ISO 100 with my LC-A+. According to the website, exposing it at different settings from ISO 100 to ISO 400 will yield different results. As far as this roll is concern, the colour shifts divides into 2 ‘camps’.

The first half of the album I took it in a pretty cold day. The day was overcast. That gives a greenish result. The atmosphere is rather melancholic, especially in the photos with snow.

The second half is taken on a sunny day. As you can see, there is less emphasis on the colour shift, but rather, the colours are more vibrant. The photos are not as green as the ones with overcast.

In short, I am very impressed with this film. Personally, I think it is a very good alternative to slides if you love the special effects derived from the choice of film. However, ultimately, the colour shifts and effects may also depends on the labs, and can therefore be a bit unpredictable. If you would like to get hold of it, act quick, as it is a limited edition.

written by phoenix1206 on 2013-04-02 #gear #film #review #cn #adox


  1. wesco
    wesco ·

    @phoenix1206: Great article, with all the photos from my home town Utrecht. Where did you shoot the sunny series? I might wanna try to get some of this film too!

  2. phoenix1206
    phoenix1206 ·

    @wesco It's at Cambridge, UK

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