I found this obscure film in a fair, the name and look of it were not very promising, but it turned to be a great surprise!
A few months ago I went hunting for film and cameras together with @fancholland2 at a photography equipment fair, somewhere not far from Utrecht. We got out with a large bag full of film, some of it well known and fresh, some well expired, and a few rolls of pretty suspicious looking “Euro Activ Chrome”.
The film was manufactured in Germany. It is a color slide film, rated 100 iso. And that’s about all the information I could find about this film. Google-ling it brought nothing up, and on the developed film there are only a bunch of useless numbers and “21/100” (temperature and iso rating) .
I loaded the first roll in the Diana Mini and when i got the (cross processed) results back from the lab I was very surprised – bright, punchy colors, beautiful blues, greens and reds. It reminded me of the Agfa CT Pesica in its crossed processed tones. I was very happy!
The second roll went into the Baldinette (another winning from the same fair). Again, I was positively surprised! This camera/film combination produced a bit more subtle tones, and a great vintage feel.
I must say I love this film. Crossed, it produces wonderful colors, very saturated and with no real tendency towards any specific end of the spectrum. I also like the crunchy nice grain, which adds to the character. I have not tried to develop it in E-6 yet, but I love the crossed processed results it delivers, and unfortunately I have only one roll left…
So if you come across this film, do not hesitate! Grab it!