Paradies DIA 100 (35mm, 100 iso) user-review


The cheap trick: Cheap slide film available at a common German drugstore which also processes films.

The cheap trick: Cheap slide film available at a common German drugstore which also processes films.

Word on the street is that the Paradies is a Kodak Elitechrome, I am not sure about that. Still it offers rich colors at a reasonable price. I like the large grains, the dark colours and the high contrast i get on my images upon using this film. At dusk and dawn the film produces warm, vibrant colors while at midday and in full light they tend to be a little blueish or greenish.

I use the Paradies on my LC-A for dark, nearly tunnel like vignettes.

The only downside I discovered is that it has a tendency to be overexposed in certain light situations like when a light is reflected on a sand and also there’s the large grain that may appear on your photos. It may be a bother if you’re not a fan of those.

For processing, that can be a problem in German drugstores. What I do is to just paint the film canister black using a permanent marker and put a sticker reading: C-41 on it. This film is worth a try. If you already have a favourite slide film, this could be the opportunity to try something new.

But I´ll stick with the Elitechrome for most situations though.

written by zark on 2008-12-28 #gear #slide #35mm #review #dia #x-pro

Thanks, Danke, Gracias


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  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    i really like that film

  2. reid
    reid ·

    Next time I go to Berlin I'm going to find a bunch!

  3. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    yes, it look like elitechrome. beautiful gallery!

  4. maddyoulook
    maddyoulook ·

    awesome shots

  5. abcdefuck
    abcdefuck ·

    großartige bilder!!! :)

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