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Seville City Scanner 001

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Country: Spain
City: Sevilla
Camera: Leica M2
Lens: Leica Summicron 35mm f2 v1
Film: Kodak Ektar 100

This is the second city that I have visited in Spain. It is quite different from Barcelona and somehow I like this place more than that. Photos were taken during the first day when I arrived in the city. I quickly grabbed my camera and rushed to Plaza de Espana and the sunset in there was beautiful after that I walked along the river side and try to capture something interesting.

 

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Osaka City Scanner 001

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Country: Japan
City: Osaka
Camera: Leica M9-P
Lens: Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.0 e58 v1

Pictures were taken during the sakura season in Osaka, Japan. Some of them were shot in Osaka Castle Park and the remaining were shot at Kyoto. Japan is a dynamic place to shoot around with colour or black and white.

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Hong Kong Night Tide 002

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City: Hong Kong
Camera: Leica M2
Lens: Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 FLE ASPH, Noctilux 50mm f1 e58
Film: CineStill 800T Tungsten

Camera: Leica M2
Lens: Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 ASPH FLE & Noctilux 50mm f1 e58

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Hong Kong Night Tide 001

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City: Hong Kong
Camera: Leica M2
Lens: Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 FLE ASPH
Film: CineStill 800T Tungsten

After the heavy rain is always the best time to take your camera out and go for a walk in Hong Kong. City Night Tide is fabulous with different neon lights in the most condensed District – Mong Kok (All images were taken with CineStill 800 Tungsten pushed to ISO2400) For detail of this film, you may refer to CineStill 800T

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Rollei Vario Chrome 200-400

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Name: Rollei Vario Chrome

ISO: 320

Film type: Positive Slide

Character: High saturation with warm tone

 

Vintage feel and Warm tone

Rollei Vario Chrome is a daylight highspeed colour reversal film with good sharpness. The warmth produced from the film depends on the environment that you use, the brighter the sun is, the warmer the picture will be. Besides, I discovered that it is quite similar to its brother, Rollei CR200 slide film. Except that CR200 tends to be more attracted to green or blue colour. Rollei Vario Chrome tends to be more sensitive to yellow and orange colour. Also, it has strong orange cast in it and Vario tends to has a more vintage looking.

All of the sample images was taken on a dazzling day.

Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mm
Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mmRollei Vario Chrome at ISO400 with Summicron 35mm f2 IV pre-a
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Quite special when you look at it again and again

At first, I was attracted by its fancy packaging and the beautiful film cassette. After the film was developed at my local lab. I was shocked looking at the slides, even Mike, the owner from Colourluxe lab also has his jaw dropped. Both of us were thinking why is it so warm? Few days later when I look at it again and again, I think it is quite special and distinguished from my other images.

Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mm
Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mmRollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mmRollei Vario Chrome at ISO400 with Summicron 35mm f2 IV pre-a

Which ISO speed to shoot at? 200? 320? 400?

The box speed is at ISO320. But offical website mentioned that the ISO speed is ranging from 200 to 400. The concept is that if you use it at ISO200, it will be slightly overexposed and achieve with lower saturation. At ISO400, the image will be slightly underexposed. So you can follow this rule to set the ISO to determine what kind of images result you would like to have. In my opinion, I like it at ISO400, exposure is similar to other positive slide film.

200 – 320 ISO: Lower saturation (preferable for scanning applications)

320 – 400 ISO: Higher saturation (preferable for slide projection)

Source from macodirect

Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mm
Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mm
Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mm
Rollei Vario Chrome at ISO400 with Summicron 35mm f2 IV pre-a

Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mm
Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mm
Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mm
Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mm king of bokeh Warm tone New film reviewRollei Vario Chrome at ISO400 with Summicron 35mm f2 IV pre-a

 


What lenses did I use
to take the images?

Leica Summicron 35mm f2 IV pre-asph

Kodak Eastman 5222 Double-X

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Motion picture black and white film?

Most of you must have already been using motion picture colour negative film such as CineStill 50D, CineStill 800T…etc. Kodak Eastman 5222 Double-X is Kodak’s legendary 35mm black and white cine film available for use in 35mm camera. Films such as Schindler’s List (1993), Memento (2000) and Casino Royale (2006) have used Double-X to evoke strong emotions like only black-and-white can do.

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Name: Kodak Eastman 5222 Double-X

ISO: 200 (Tungsten), 250 (Daylight)

Film type: Black and white

Character: Medium contrast with medium grain structure

 

Wide greyscale and sharpness 

Double-X has the subtleties in tone scale with a scratch-resistant backing layer. It also has a great depth of field without increased illumination. With its stunning tones and dynamic range, any developer in the market could have it developed nicely and resulted in good sharpness. Comparing the Eastman Double-X with Kodak Tri-X, the later one gives you a relatively harder sharpness. If you like softer tone and use with vintage Leica glass, then Double-X for sure is something that you are looking for.

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Superb dynamic range and Fine grain

It has very long density range and with medium contrast for movie making. When you use the film in high contrast environments, highlights and shadows are kept in great details. I have developed some of them in Kodak HC-110 (B) before and resulted in low contrast. Some online forum suggested that using Kodak D76 developer is the perfect match! Eastman Double-X is mainly for movie making and the grain is much finer than Kodak Tri-X and I think the grain intensity is between Ilford HP5 and Delta 400.

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Comparing Double-X with other black and white film

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Note: Table developed based on my personal experiences with the different BW films and developers.

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Flexibility to push or pull the film

Double-X is flexible to be pushed up to ISO800 and usually I rate it at ISO 400 for street snaps in daylight. At ISO 400, aperture step down, compose and shoot! It gives you autonomy to use at different ISO speed in different circumstances and it ease the pain to consider which film to bring for your own trip.

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What lenses did I use?

Voigtlander 35mm f1.2 v2 asph

Leica Summicron 35mm f2 v1

Leica Summicron 50mm f2 v1 collapsible

Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 v2

Leica Noctilux 50mm f1 e58 v1

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Ilford Delta Professional 400

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Ilford Delta 400

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Name: Ilford Delta Professional

ISO: 400

Film type: Black and white

Character: Fine grain, high sharpness with medium contrast

Difference between Delta 400 and HP5+

Ilford Delta 400 is a high-speed black and white film which has a modern emulsion (tabular-grain film) that can result with finer grain but with less latitude. I would say its tone belongs to the modern days while Ilford HP5+ belongs to the past with more grain and tonal range. Delta 400 gives you a much cooler tone and produce “cleaner” images especially using it for portrait.

Greyscale and sharpness 

Delta 400 offers superior depth in greyscale. It has more even tonal range which gives you a modern feeling and absolute predictability on the image result. While HP5 plus is more classic and artistic and producing images in charcoal like drawings. Beside, it has great sharpness at ISO 400 or even up to ISO 1600. With such a great gradation on tone, it is one of the best high speed films for portrait photography.

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How is Delta different from other brands?

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Grain

With the use of core-shell crystal technology, it produced fine grain structure at ISO 400. Comparing HP5 with Delta 400, Delta 400 is more modern because of its uniform grain structure. But why do some of us still prefer HP5+ instead of Delta 400 even its grain is so smooth? The reason might be the smoother grain lack of strong character and images are relatively flat. However, the coarser grain from HP5+ gives you better texture and a more unique character.

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Flexibility to push or pull the film

Ilford Delta has flexibility to be pushed up to ISO800 or even at ISO3200, same as HP5+ and the result is excellent, except that HP5+ will be grainy but Delta Professional can keep its contrast consistently at different rate. I would recommend it to be processed using Ilford DDX developer to achieve the finest grain and improve its overall details and sharpness.

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What lenses did I use to take the images?

Leica Summicron 35mm f2 v1

Rolleiflex 2.8F

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CineStill 800 Tungsten

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CineStill 800 Tungsten Xpro

Is it a motion picture film?

It is a cinema film with emulsion from Kodak Vision 3 5219, but the film is modified and suitable for C-41 processing. The gamma yielding is increased from ISO 500 to ISO 800. For more information, you can visit the CineStill official website.

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Name: CineStill 800 Tungsten Xpro

ISO: 800

Film type: Tungsten Colour Negative

Character: Tungsten, pushable and not contrasty

 

Colour and Character

It is a high speed negative film for low light situation and most importantly, the film is “pushable” which means it gives you flexibility to rate the ISO up to 3200 (2 stops faster). CineStill 800T is great to pair with neon lights at night with its distinctive cool colour tone. The overblown red colour and natural skin tone impressed me and I immediately think of the movie Chungking Express, directed by Wong Kar Wai; while other high speed film such as Fujifilm Natura 1600 will give you a warmer tone.

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Recommended ISO and acceptable exposure for push processing:

ISO 800 – No push – EI 200-1600
ISO 1250 – 1 stop push – EI 800-2000
ISO 1600 – 2 stop push – EI 1250-3200
ISO 3200 – 3 stop push – EI 1600-3200 (added contrast)

Source from CineStill

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Grain

At ISO 800, the film is surprisingly smooth and I have seen so many sample pictures that even pushed to ISO 3200 and the grain is not really an issue. At the same time, it beats Fujifilm Natura with finer grain and it gives you higher sharpness and details.

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Should I try CineStill 800T?

If you are a fan of bokeh with colourful lights and love shooting at night. I would highly recommend you to use this film. Even though Fujifilm Natura has announced to discontinue its production, I still prefer CineStill more than other high-speed negative film. It became my “only” film to use at night. With the flexibility to push the film, I don’t have to worry about blurring my pictures caused by the slow shutter speed. It also create the movie feeling that stands out from the traditional negative film that we have been using for many years.

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What lenses did I use to take the images?

Voigtlander 35mm f1.2 II ASPH

Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.0 e58 version 1

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Fujifilm Superia Premium 400

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Fujifilm Superia Premium 400

How did I discover this film?

Personally, I am interested to try all types of film and to see if their characters can fit with my style. I bought a pack of Superia Premium 400 in 2014 from Yodobashi camera in Tokyo after shooting a few rolls and I found that it is surprisingly good. I talked to several friends about it but they seem not knowing much about the character of it. So I would like to take this opportunity to share my own experience with it to all of you.

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ISO: 400

Film type: Sunlight Negative

Character: Vibrant colour, good dynamic range and high sharpness

 

 

 

Overview

This is the “everyday” film that I have been using in different trips and daily snapshots in Hong Kong. It is only available in Japan but for details you can check it out on Yodobashi website. The character of this film is quite different from the “signature” Fujifilm taste and that is the one of the reasons why I didn’t untick it from my film list.

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Colour and sharpness 

It is a daylight negative film from Fujifilm at ISO speed of 400. People often relate this film with Fujifilm Xtra 400 but the colour from this film is quite distinct from it. Superia Premium has rich and vibrant colour well balanced with red and green as key colour mixing with little bit of orange tint in the shadows while cyan and blue is not its main focus but still creating a cooler tone; unlike Kodak Ektar 100 which has blue as the main colour with Magenta tint.

Generally speaking, it is not highly saturated comparing with the Kodak Ektar 100 and easier to use in various conditions. In the meantime, the contrast and saturation of this film is slightly high and the sharpness is still performing very well.

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Why Superia Premium is my favourite film and how is it different from Xtra 400?

The only reason differentiating it from others is that, there is no typical greenish tint mixed with the yellowish feeling from Fuji films such as Xtra 400, which I dislike it so much when I do street or portrait and made my images look really unattractive, at the same time it is similar to Kodak’s warm tone (Kodak Super gold 400) but not overly done. Even under indoor environment, the images result is still great. So overall it is such a nice film for me to travel around with. Normally my habit is to bring 20 rolls of film for a 10 days journey, 3 of them are spare films in black and white for special occasions that I might be randomly got into some interesting places. Out of 20 rolls, there must be 5-6 rolls of Superia Premium inside my film holder.

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Grain

It has nice grain structure at ISO speed of 400 and relatively smooth comparing with other film at 400 ISO, such as Kodak Super gold 400 and Xtra 400 both of them has coarser noise. The only competitor will be Fujifilm Pro 400H with finer grain performance (Pro400H relatively expensive and the colour is not my cup of tea).

Is Superia Premium 400 a film that you should try?

This is my favourite film so far; source it from one of your local camera shop and give it a try. I would recommend you to match it with any of the Leica lenses and it will be great combination! Price wise, I think it is much cheaper than Fujifilm Pro400H but more expensive than the Xtra 400. If you ask me which film do you recommend me to bring and use in South East Asian countries? The answer for sure is Superia Premium 400. The tone, image rendering and mood are perfectly matched with Asian countries and you can feel the vibe of the city from the image easily.

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What lenses did I use to take the images?

Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 pre-asph infinity lock

Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 asph FLE 11663

Leica Summicron 35mm f2 v1 8 elements

Leica Summicron 50mm f2 Rigid type 1

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