FPP Svema Color 35mm Film ISO 125
Our Price: £16.00 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
While I personally wasn't a fan of the more natural tones from this, I absolutely love the shots of more urban scenes with concrete tones from this stock. I shot most of this roll inside an abandoned building, with shafts of light pouring in from all angles - so limited light for 125 ISO but, a shady, daylight colour balance; untouched from the scanner, the colours from these photos remind me of a tungsten-balanced film (I don't think this is though?) and when colour balanced render tones that are exactly what you saw when shooting. A great roll to keep in the bag for city shooters or even urban explorers who don't mind pulling out a tripod for the shot.
This is just what I expected from this film. I am making a documentary about young people taking film photography. One of the films I chose was this, having seen the examples I knew what we would get. The photography Bobby had never used a film camera before and was only given a little instruction. As for the film itself if you are looking for that real retro look this has it. And I am talking 1970s East German look to it. If you are planning a retro shoot this is it no Photoshop needed.
Fantastic colours can be produced with this film giving a slight vintage vibrancy. Will be ordering again!
Svema Color 125 has those lovely muted, greenish colours like from an old Russian movie. And it's not a coincidence as it's being produced using original process originating from USSR Svema factory. If you are looking for a film which will give you moody yet still not overly stylised pictures, this one is definitely for you.
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.