I Shot a Roll of Kodak ColorPlus 200 by Renars Matvejs
Kodak ColorPlus 200 being one of the cheapest film options as of right now is also the one I have used most. Being medium speed of iso 200 it’s a great general use film, that works well in bright sunlight and well lit indoor situations.
In terms of color this film tends to have a slightly red tint, with an overall warm color, which helps snow look like summertime and also makes skin tones pop a little bit more, at least for the average northern person who sees sunlight twice a year. Colors are well saturated and contrasty but not contrasty enough, especially over-exposure washes out the colors and makes the image look dull, over-exposure also reduces the slight warmth and red tint.
Under-exposing handles shadows and blacks much better than the Fujicolor C200 does, from what I have noticed. Grain is similar in terms of amount to any other cheap 200 speed film and does not have any particular structure like more expnsive films. Sharpness is decent for the price, In general this is another great film stock for general/fun/free-time shooting where memories are more important than image quality.
This film is also available only in 35mm rolls and does not need to be refrigerated, but keeping it cool might help it last longer once in camera.
Cameras used Mainly Fujica St705w with Fujinon 55mm and Helios 44-2 58mm – the panoramic images were shot with a Polaroid 3000AF-35mm roll
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My name is Renars and I am a Latvian photographer if you can call me that. I am a student at Riga School of Design and Arts and only recently started shooting film. The reason why I bought a film camera in the first place was my wish for a digital one along with having almost no money. It was November 2018, when my Fujica St705w arived at my doorstep from france and I fell in love with it instantly. From the time I loaded film in it and shot the first frame I hadn’t had a thought of getting myself a digital camera. I am still learning and finding my style, but I try to shoot as many different film stocks as budget allows at as many different places as I can. Although I photograp just about anything worthy, I am mostly interested in portrait and street photography.