I shot this film through my 100 year old ? Kodak No2 Portrait Brownie. I'm quite pleased with the results, although I do think I need to practice focusing and exposure techniques a bit more. Thanks Wonderlab for your great developing 🙂.
Just love the way the Wondies really seem to get XPII.
Of all the stuff I send their way, I probably like the way this turns out the best of all.
Most times I shoot a roll of XPII, I wonder why I bother using anything else mono-wise.
Lovely latitude, so room for a bit of user error on the exposure front.
The lab just really seems to get this film as well, and do it up flawlessly every time.
Last image is a work in progress I'll get right one day - the house by the harbour at Burnham Overy Staithe that inspired the book When Marnie Was There.
Second stab with this one and the scans just sung.
Shot box speed, aperture priority around f/5.6 to get some shutter speed and concentrate on trying to get them in focus, trusted the camera which was bashing them out around 1/500.
Results not too bad shooting action either.
Walking back to the car and I had a few shots left on a roll when these people popped up flying their whatever-they're-calleds in the up-draft off the cliffs.
Nice and sharp after a tiny tweak or two and not too grainy.
I've bought and processed 7 rolls of this film now for various holidays and the images always look great (cheap 35mm point and shoot i got on ebay).
Not the best in low light but it is only 400 iso and i'm not using a manual camera
Will continue to buy this film and definitely recommend it.
Solid, classic looking black and white film. One of my favourites. Don't be fooled by the price it's very versatile and provides quality results in all sorts of developers. My only frustration with it is the circular hole in the backing paper that often affects the last couple of frames if you use a camera with a red film counter window - e.g. pinhole, Holga, folding cameras. Two examples here - action shot of my son with gorgeous tonality, sharpness and grain... and then the annoying circle burned into the neg from the hole on the backing paper taken with my pinhole camera.
TMax P3200 is an excellent option for taking pictures on a rainy December day in London. I rated this roll at 1600 and developed it in Bellini Euro HC (which is a clone of Kodak's HC 110). I'm pleased with the results. It has that classic grainy film feel. Of course, the grain might not be for everyone but I find it really satisfying and adds an extra layer of interest to scenes. The first couple of examples were taken on a day out to Bletchley Park - it was grey, raining and I was inside and outside and felt confident that the film would get me useable results despite the darkness. The others are frosty bramble leaf shots finishing up the roll, and again the film suited the subject very well.
Since Kentmere was launched in 120 format I've never been without a couple rolls in my bag. It's a versatile film that has delivered reliable, quality results in all sorts of cameras from pinhole and Holga through to Rolleiflex and Bronica cameras. I've pushed it, pulled it, used different developers and always come away with results I've been delighted with.
I got this film specifically for a project I am doing that requires black-and-white slides. I also got the chemicals to learn how to develop this type of film and keep costs down. It's great fun!
It is unforgiving (like a lot of slide films). Get it right in camera or the highlights and shadows are gone. I find this film is closer to ISO 64 as well.
My first adventures with Kodak Gold 200 & my Yashica T4 in the Herefordshire countryside. Love the colours & tones of this film.
I bought two of these do not x ray bags as I travel frequently. They help enormously by presenting your films to the airport staff in a professional package. Easy to unzip to look inside. Of course you can’t legislate for the airport security staff’s knowledge of films. Hand searches are accepted more in the new CT scanners.
Heard lots about slide film in 120 and it was right - all of - if you get the right light and get your exposure spot on it is a great film - will def buy more.
Really easy to order developing and/or scans. Great to be notified when the film is in the lab. Quick service and great quality scans. This is the second time I have had 120 development and scans and I highly recommend this service from AW.
Analogue Wonderland have been absolutely amazing! I sent my grandparents disposable camera in from many years ago not sure if it would give me any results, and I have been amazed by what I got from it! The pictures were wonderful and such a surprise- and the team answered all of my questions quickly and were so helpful! I will definitely use them again and can’t praise them more. Thank you so much!
It's just like other 800 iso tungsten films. If you shoot during day, it will be blue-y. Great speed and handles night photography perfectly. Pretty much on the same level as these other high iso colour films. Plus, cute packaging. I wish it could be restocked.
This is a classic Kodak film and I have shot with it many times. It has never let me down. The shadows, vivid colours... It can handle so much. The favourite of the community for the reason.
This is a film that shouldn't be overlooked, and I really can't see why there's not a lot more people shooting it....grab a roll and give it a try, it's a great film!!
Shoot at 400, 800, 1600, even 3200 (with appropriate pushing during development) and it will not disappoint.
Infact, shooting it at 400 is a mistake, this film really comes into it's own at 800 or preferably 1600.
A lovely grain, especially when developed in Rodinal 1/25.
Sample images shot on a Leica M2 with 35mm Ultron F2. From a test roll at 1600 ISO, pushed 2 stops.
Portra tones are worth it but the light etc has to be right. Portra doesn't make bad shots great, it makes good shots amazing.
Not an everyday film, but one I will use from time to time. The Portra range is GOATed.
Developed and scanned myself and shot with an 85b warming filter at 250, its honestly a work of art. Grain is really surprisingly small for a higher ISO film.
Great to practice out and about your area
Good way to try b&w if you only have c41 lab near you.
Great 800iso giving flexibility for day and night time.
Fantastic film for a beginner like me. I didn't know what to expect as it was my first time shooting analogue and I'm very pleased with the results.