I ♥ RED: rollei nightbird 800


‘The Little Prince’ tells us that one loves the sunset so much when one is so sad… and yet seeing the captivating Rollei Nightbird 800 RED’s effects on my Manila sunset just blows me away and literally keeps me in a happy bubble.

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Do you remember ‘The Little Prince’ and the day of forty-four sunsets? It was said that one loves the sunset so much when one is so sad and yet… no one let the little prince discover Rollei Nightbird 800 just as i recently did. The range of the colors it can produce shone through when i loaded it onto my Horizon Perfekt and headed to shoot the world-famous Manila Bay sunset one February afternoon.

First came the relaxing greens…

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Then the soothing tones of yellow and gold…

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And just when the golden sun was about to kiss the sea’s horizon, a burst of purple, red, and orange just popped!

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I have always loved RED and i have used redscale films before but the Rollei Nightbird 800 + Horizon Perfekt + Manila sunset = PURE BLISS!

Try it yourself and prepare to be pleasantly surprised with the amazing results!

written by b0rn2b1ush on 2011-04-30 #gear #red #review #sunset #panorama #love #rollei-nightbird-800


  1. disasterarea
    disasterarea ·

    awesome colors, must try it!

  2. nicx
    nicx ·


  3. b0rn2b1ush
    b0rn2b1ush ·

    thank you! the colors really pop with this film... hope you try it. can't wait to see your own results!

  4. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    I just LOVE this article. (: And the pictures are amazing, I have to try it.

  5. bravopires
    bravopires ·

    nice review! nice images!!! must we use it as if it was a 800 iso colour negative? may we shoot it at 100 (200, 400) iso? thank you so much!!!

  6. b0rn2b1ush
    b0rn2b1ush ·

    thanks again for the likes...
    @bravopires: i used it with a horizon perfekt and kept the aperture and shutter speed settings the same throughout - the colors just deepened as the sun set that february afternoon. i have a couple more of this film - will use it with my LC-A+ and let you know how it goes. eager to see your results too if you do decide to try this. cheers!

  7. niko_fuzzy
    niko_fuzzy ·

    the best red compare to sensia 100(red batch)

  8. b0rn2b1ush
    b0rn2b1ush ·

    @niko_fuzzy: it's my favorite redscale... so far

  9. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    Ang ganda talaga!!!

  10. b0rn2b1ush
    b0rn2b1ush ·

    @icuresick: parang deja vu lang di ba? hehehe tagal kasi na-publish kaya ginawa ko ng blog

  11. grazie
    grazie ·

    great article! I should try this film too. It's a delight to know someone who loves The Little Prince.

  12. b0rn2b1ush
    b0rn2b1ush ·

    salamat @grazie... do try this film and share the results.

  13. fizzynothing
    fizzynothing ·

    Nice review. I'm seriously going to have to check this film out now. Thanks for sharing.

  14. af-capture
    af-capture ·


  15. b0rn2b1ush
    b0rn2b1ush ·

    salamat po, thank you, @af-capture

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