I recently treated myself to 4 rolls of the Rollei Creative Edition films. I am going to write a review of these films in my opinion. This is my review of the Rollei Nightbird.
When I first got this roll of redscale back from the lab I was really disappointed with the results as in the most part they looked grainy, and hadn’t achieved the deep deep red tones I had seen so many times online and indeed on the packaging.
I was initially all ready to say that I hate the film quality and that it didn’t come out at all how I expected. However, I have since learned that the light meter on the Zenit I used it in is not 100%, which may account for the grainy photos as above. I also know that the Rollei Nightbird works best at higher ISOs which the Zenit E is not capable of. I cannot really explain however, why the photos below have come out with such blue/green tones and to me they look more like they have come from a roll of Lomography Redscale XR.
I think with the added benefit of hindsight, I am happy with how these shots came out and I will be buying a roll of this film again when I can because I would enjoy the chance to put it in a better and more appropriate camera. Overall, a 7 out of 10 for me.