FPP Svema Color 35mm Film ISO 125
Our Price: £13.50 GBP100286
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
Lovely warm results from this film - I get a mellow, vintage impression from the photos, I think they came out great. Only minor gripe is the price for just a 24 exposure film, so I hope Svema bring out a 36 roll in this too.
When it came out of the developing pot I thought I had blown it, or there was something wrong - no nice brown background of the normal colour negative, there was a distinctly blue / teal colour, but I could see there was lots of strong colours in there, just wasn't sure what colours. So, into the scanner and it sure has colours, very rich with lovely old fashioned colour film saturations. I don't think I would use it if I wanted accurate colours or portraits, but if you want to see lots of colour go for it. Might have to buy some more - these reviews are costing me money - ah well!
I posted a review a while back but didn't add any pictures to go with it, so here are some photos. Love the colour palette of this film, I only wish it was easier to find.
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.