• Andrej Špilevoj

35mm film review: Kodak Colorplus 200


My name is Andrew and I am a fine art destination wedding photographer in Italy (Lake Como, Amalfi). In the weddings I work mainly digital and medium format but in my spare time I like testing various films and share my results with other people. So here we go... the 35mm film review: Kodak Colorplus 200

The idea to review this film came to me when I was in Ireland enjoying amazing sunny days and quite a warm weather in the middle of March. I just finished several photoshoots at the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and I simply could not stop but keep shooting. Since I only had my film camera with me I went to the local shop in town to get some good film for the next photoshoot. Unfortunately they only had 2 film in stock charging for it just if that was some professional film like Portra or 400h. So I had no choice. I got both film for my blog reviews, one of which was Kodak Colorplus 200. I invited Rita to be my model for the day while also inviting my old friends for a sunset photoshoot later same day. I was overexposing the film slightly (ISO160 in camera). The film got developed and scanned by PhotoLAB in less than 2 days which is amazing. I am glad I can share the files with you so you could decide if you like the colours of this film and if you would use it for your needs. Enjoy!










Kodak Colorplus 200 35mm

Shop: local store in Ireland

Price: €6

Camera: Olympus OM-2n

Lens: Olympus Zuiko 50mm F1.8

Location: Castlebar, Ireland

Dev + Scan: Photolab (Lithuania)

Total test price: €11 or €0.46 per frame.

Challenges:

The main challenge was to find good location in the town. I wanted it to look vintage and romantic, especially in the session with Rita. We spent almost 2 hours walking through the town looking for best locations. That was fun. Other than that - it was easy to work with the film at ISO 160 in a sunny day while way harder at sunset. As you can see the grain takes over on all images of the mother and daughter right after Rita's photoshoot.

Personal opinion:

I like Kodak in general, I prefer it to Fuji because Fuji has some nasty tint that I do not adore. However this film in particular is a bit too yellowish. I did not even try to fight that warmth in Lightroom so you could see how it looks directly from the scanners. It is up to you to like it or not.


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