FPP Svema Color 35mm Film ISO 125
Svema colour negative stock can be processed in the normal C-41 way, but you will get an incredible colour pallette: soft but bold, with fine grain.
Svema was the number one film manufacturer in the USSR. After the USSR broke up, competitive pressures increased and Svema's market share was quickly eroded. The consumer brand didn't survive the 00's but the same factories and machinery continue to produce fresh emulsion in bulk which is hand-rolled into 35mm canisters by the FPP!
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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 Svema 35mm Colour Film ISO 125 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
First sample photo (c) Matt Casagrande under CC2.0
I didn't expect I will love this Svema roll so much. But now I'm sure I'm gonna order more of this film. It has some green-yellow colour shift and I liked it so much because it goes well with nature scapes.
Thank you, AW, for the excellent service.
At £11 for 24 frames it's expensive but worth it if you like it's distinctive colour rendition. The overall effect is of subtlety with emphasis on greens. I wouldn't use this for when bold colours and strong contrast are needed for impact but it would be ideal for landscapes where a restful or quirky aspect is desired.
I have a full review of this stock on my website (raylarose.com) but wanted to give some of the highlights here. Moving on, I shot this roll at ISO 60 – just about 1/2 box. Given it was at least 10 years old, I felt I needed to give it the extra light and I think it drank it up well. Did a normal development with zero scanner (Frontier) adjustments. Wanted it as vanilla as possible. The highlights seem to lean towards cool tones, almost like Fuji Pro 400. The shadows picked up a hint of green in some shots. But I think the greens and reds of this stock are really nice. Colors are just a little muted – not punchy like Kodak Ektar but a little more mellowed out like Gold 200.
Shot this at universal studios Orlando, love the deep colours. Would recommended for someone looking to shoot colour a little differently from the norm. Photos attached were shot on a half frame camera