A perfect film to break your color negative boredom, processed normally and redscaled.
There was a point in time where I was starting to get bored with color negative film. The warm vibrant colors of cross processed slide film had became a norm for me and I was constantly disappointed with any shot that wasn’t on slide film. But when three rolls of Klick Max 24 came free with the purchase of my Lomo LC-A for the “Retail Therapy” offer which I happily coupled with my Piggies I had saved up, I decided to give color negative a try.
Since the Lomo LC-A was my birthday present and my mother was not allowing me to use it until my birthday which was a dreadful 3 months away. In an effort to try to get creative with color negative to break my boredom with it, I decided to use the Klick Max 24 redscaled with my Canon AE-1. I was so intrigued by redscale and I thought that if they were giving away the film, it was probably terrible so I might as well experiment with it.
When I redscaled the film and shot it a good 1 ½ stop over exposed its 200 iso rating, in daylight it produced a picture that was full of greens, unlike any other redscale film I had used. Grasses burst with green saturation while skin tones and sky lines still had a slight touch of yellow to them. When there is no greenery present in the photo, you receive a very very mild yet overall yellow tone which is perfect for portraits. When I exposed it at ISO 150 and higher, it produced hard overpowering orange and red tones. The reds in tungsten light were almost blood like, producing a nice eerie look.
Subsequent to my redscale craze, I decided use it as a regular film just to see how I liked it. I was getting angrier that my birthday was still a month away and I had no LC-A to go 35mm crazy with. So I took out the action sampler that I also received as part of the “Retail Therapy” offer and took it for a spin with some Klick Max 24. After I got my first pictures back from it, I was pleasantly surprised. Using my Actionsampler the film gave the perfect yellows and reds that I was looking for. It produced warm saturated colors that came near resembling the slide films I so dearly cherished.
So I had now completely fallen in love with Klick Max 24 and adored the shots I took with it! Then, finally, it was my birthday and I would have to wait no longer to let my hands crawl over my new LC-A and shoot the giant stash of 35mm film I had. I decided to bust out the Klick Max again and give it a try! I found the same results that I got with the Actionsampler. Beautiful yellows and reds made for perfect portraits and sunsets.
So don’t let the price of Klick Max 24 deceive you, this film is nothing but high quality film-goodness!