FPP Retrochrome 35mm Slide Film Colour ISO 400
We're thrilled to offer this film. High speed slide film is exceptionally rare and this expired Eastman Ectachrome 35mm stock has been kept in incredible shape thanks to 'deep-freeze' storage. Photographers will enjoy being able to take it into lighting situations that today's slide films couldn't handle - as well as the vintage reddish tint that will give your photographs an enviably unique finish.
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FPP is short-hand for the Film Photography Project: a US-based collection of projects headed up by the charismatic Mike Raso. They are most famous within the global film community for their podcast (entering it's 10th year in existence) as well as the associated School Camera Donation Program whereby donations are sought and sorted to bring analogue photography back into high schools and colleges all over the country. Not only that but Mike also runs the FPP store which sells a multitude of analogue film products all over the US and hand-rolls a fantastic selection of unique films. We are honoured to bring some of those films to the European market and hope you enjoy shooting them as much as Mike has making them!
Where we ship
When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your FPP Retrochrome 35mm Slide Film Colour ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
This emulsion that has huge potential in the right hands (not mine this time, haha!) You’ll notice that all the photos in this post are under exposed in mixed light, so I am not posting a ton of them. I plan to get a second roll and do it right.
You can see that this expired stock does have a tendency to favor reds and blues, which my samples also show. You can see the heavy blues and the heavy reds in my sample shots. Almost has a cross-process feel about it.
It really doesn’t like underexposure much, and it really disliked overexposure. I have a sample of WAY over – but no idea how many stops over I went (I accidentally forced a shot in bright sun at f/2 – not worth sharing as it’ll burn your retinas).
Even under, I like how it gives a feel of an old postcard or something out of a 60’s or 70’s magazine. The image below was one of my favorites from the roll – deep moody reds and blues on a vintage car. It kind of works here and am half curious about printing that one out. We’ll see how the next round with this stock goes.
I have a slightly more lengthy review on my blog (raylarose.com) if you want to see more.
I shot one roll only of fpp retrochrome and developed it in C-41 (so cross-processing). I love the colors and the grains, it is great for shooting close subjects, so flowers, portraits and so on. I recommend shooting with large apertures.
I shoot this at 400 box speed, it has lovely tones, and I mount them for projection, it’s a good film, ok it’s not modern Ektachrome, but I love the feeling this film gives
I bought this as I do now and again on a whim. I have my favourite films but now and again I'll shoot an obscure roll out of interest. Retrochrome E400 fitted the bill this time.
It's got a vintage look about it and has a very obvious grain after developement, it wasn't to my tastes but I'm sure it will work for those who want to shoot that vintage look.
Colours are kind of funky and desaturated. I shot in sunny conditions and on a rainy over cast day in Haworth during a steam punk event and it handles both situations well personal taste will dictate under which conditions you prefer to shoot this film.
Unpredictable film. First roll was brilliant; pastel colours, with plenty of contrast. Second roll was over exposed, save for a couple of photos. Same camera, and similar conditions.
Seems quite experimental, just be aware when you go to use. Doesn't need much light. (I used it in bright sunshine mainly). Works well in low light. (Vegas at night looked very cool).