I was thinking that should I buy some redscale film or should I try it for myself? And the answer was simple. Do it yourself!!
This weekend I thought it was good time to try some redscale shooting because it was very bright sunny day in Istanbul. I grabbed a roll of Kodak Color Plus 200 film. In the dark room, I reversed it into another canister and put it to my Holga 135BC.
I took some shots in the middle of the day at some historical places in Istanbul. As you can see, when you reverse the film it loses 1 stop, so it behaves almost like as if it was 100 ASA. It is very useful under the bright sunshine but not so good at shades. But I am very happy with the results.
If you use a camera that you can adjust exposure, I think +1 exposure works fine. But if you use a camera which has fixed aperture and shutter like I do, you should keep in mind which light conditions are suitable for this film.
Also I am very happy with the tones I got because although I like red tones, this film gave some yellow tones instead. Especially under the sunshine. And if the other color tones are also strong (like very bright sea or sky) you may see some green as well, without using any other extra filters.
Anyway, I think it was worth to try and I liked it very much. But I think I won’t be able to use this film as redscale with my Holga when autumn and winter arrive. I should give a try some 400 or 800 ASA if I can find.
I did not explain exactly how to reverse the film because it is already explained very well in some other tipster. It is not so hard, believe me..
I think, using Kodak Color Plus 200 film as redscale was very cheap solution. Highly recommended.