Awhile back I declared Silberra u400 my favorite film after shooting a roll through my Rollei 35. I loaded another roll, this time in the Canon AE-1 Program. My opinion regarding this film is unchanged
We’ve had incredibly bright days. Where is the rain? The 400 speed film works better when it is a bit dark. Maybe overcast? Maybe after some rain? That’s what I had anticipated when I loaded the camera. It’s Seattle! It’s November!
Anyway, the following were shot over Thanksgiving break (the last week of November for those living in turkey free zones).
I spend a lot of time and I’ve taken hundreds of photos at Carkeek Park. A few weeks back, I tagged along with my daughters who were working on a school project and brought my Canon loaded with some CineStill 800.
800 ISO film is usually grainy. Too grainy when it’s color. But with the winter darkness coming (here) I was (am) looking for higher speed color options.
CineStill 800 might be that film. Not too grainy. Skin tones were fine. The yellows glowed a bit (in a good way).
Sometimes we make mistakes. Good, bad: it doesn’t matter. The following photographs were mistakes of a sort. Loaded iso 250 film in and, while thinking of Ilford 3200, I set my camera’s iso for the much larger number.
Dropping the roll off at Moonphoto lab and explaining the blunder triggered some counting on fingers…how many stops is that?
I’m not one that pushes or pulls film. What the box says, is what I do. Anyway, after this, I might push (or pull) some more.
The film is CineStill BwXX 250. Described as a classic black and white film stock that has been relatively little changed since its 1959 release. According to the CineStill website Raging Bull (1980) and Schindlers List (1993) were shot on the film.
This set is from a walk I did after dark in Ballard.