A test roll of Rollei Crossbird (35mm, 200iso) in a Superheadz Golden Half yields some bright and happy faces…
If you want to reproduce a moment in time with complete colour fidelity, chose another film. If you want a film that will take your sunny day shots and crank them up with some smooth saturation, give Rollei Crossbird a try.
This was my first roll of Rollei Crossbird in the 35mm format – knowing that it would eat up some overexposed sunlight, I put the 200iso roll in my Superheadz Golden Half and set the aperture to a wide open “cloudy”.
Rollei created this new film to be cross processed; or at least that’s what it seems – to be honest, I have no idea if this was especially created for this, or if it is just a rebranded, repackaged slide film. But seriously, who cares? We were all going to cross process it anyway!
The negatives are a striking shade of purple, and lay sharply flat, making them a pleasure to handle around the scanner.
I am madly in love – you might even say infatuated – with the potential in this film. I haven’t used it much yet, but the way it handled both a little sunny overexposure and some indoor flashing, it seems to me that it will be a good companion for the saturated and colourful situations I like to find myself in.
If you’re not a fan of extra orange and blue, disregard everything I just said, and prepare to adjust your curves.