When I bought my LC-A+ 6 months ago, I got two free rolls of film in the package, to get me started. I’ve only just finished the second roll and now I wonder – who is this little amazing roll of film that produced such good results? Searching “Kodacolor 200” yields no results on Google – which means there’s something funky about it. I went a hunt, keep reading to see what I found out.
This is the canister. Have you seen it? Maybe you got some with your LC-A+? Don’t discard it! After this review you’re going to want to use it.
I searched the interwebs for a few hours, but no, there seems to be no information on this anonymous film. It’s not on Kodaks own website. Hm. Search some more forums… Some people think it’s a rebranded Kodak Gold. Maybe it’s something else entirely. I’ll choose to believe it is a strange-looking Kodak Gold until a better answer comes along.
So what does it do then? It does accurate, natural color pretty freaking well. Fine grain, very saturated and over-all very pleasing.
It must be inexpensive since they’re packing it as a beginners film along with the camera.
Searcing Amazon comes up with some lovely results.
Kodak Gold ISO 200 24 Exposure 35mm Film (5-Pack) = $13.95. That means only $2.79 for a roll! Pretty sweet deal if you ask me. There’s even options for 1 roll = $1.49.
With the ISO of 200, it’s pretty quick and hence good for indoor use as well.
So what do I think? I think I want more of this film!
With only 24 exposures on one roll it’s great if you want to finish a roll quick, if you’re one of those that can’t wait/don’t have the inspiration or time to shoot through a full 36 exposure roll.
With the low price, ISO 200, fine grain, good saturation I think this is a great film. I even think I love this film more than the 3x more expensive big brother Kodak Ektar. I don’t even know how many Ektar rolls I bought, maybe 7? 8? I’m still tiredly working through them even though I received them months ago, and I don’t think a single roll of that has performed as well as this little baby.
Lesson learned? More expensive isn’t always best.
Have you got this film around? Tuck in your camera and shoot happily away! :) Let me know what you think!