Rollei CrossBird 35mm Slide Film - ISO 200
Crossbird is a wonderful 35mm slide film that Rollei has crafted for a dual-purpose. They recommend it as a creative cross-process specialty film - this means you shoot it in situations that will look great with 'other-worldly' bright greens and colour shifts, and then process it in C-41 colour negative colours instead of E6 slide chemistry to get the bright and wacky results.
OR you can shoot it 'straight' as a slide film, process it in E6, and benefit from slide film's high detail and colour fidelity.
It's up to you :-)
Either way - as one of the market's most-affordable 35mm slide films, it's surely worth a shot!
Also available in 120 medium format
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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 Rollei Crossbird 35mm slide film today and dive back into the fun of medium format film photography!
I shot this in a point and shoot with a DX code reader and this film doesn’t have a DX code so my shots were overexposed by one stop. I thought this would be fine but I forgot that this is slide film and metering needs to be precise. Some images were nice and golden otherwise were sickly green. I had fun with this film and would shoot it again for sure.
I love the colours this film brings out. I used this in an Olympus Trip 35, and being a total beginner a few shots in the sunlight came out a bit damaged, but at the same time, they look pretty cool, and that is what film photography is all about.
Really enjoyed using this film.
Shot at 200 in Olympus XA and processed as c-41.
A review of of this film I read elsewhere included the term 'super grain' - it was right, so be prepared for that. Don't use this film on a special occasion, for your once-in-a-lifetime holdiday memories, because whatever colours you end up with, detail will be lost in the grain. If you can, keep it in a camera that you don't need to use all the time so that you can pick and choose when you use it and bring it out when you think you might get something interesting. In the right circumstances it can give a surreal, dream-like quality. From my film I would say that it struggled with deep shadows but, on the other hand, didn't need full sun - I loved the drama it gave to an overcast sk; and it looked most 'normal' with clear blue skies and winter trees and no greens or yellows to work on. Some of the pictures I got with it I liked very much and will probably use it again sometime.
Really nice film, had a lot of shooting this. The colours are great. I shot this at a beach with reeds and sand dunes and they turned out great.
Cross processing has its joys and for that you need to spend that money and shoot on Fuji chrome films. This cross bird gives you some approximation of the aesthetic and colour features but not really. It's murky and has a strong colour cast without the additional contrast. With some experiments you could determine what it's best for. I would suggest shooting it as a E6 film and seeing what that cast does.