If you are looking for a cheap and good film, I have a nice underrated film here: the Kodak Color Plus 200.
Kodak Color Plus 200 is slightly uncommon across the film shops in Singapore. I have people asking me where I bought the film. Well, to the best of my knowledge, only cameraworkshopsg has it. $6 per roll but you can get it from Taobao for $2.95.
I accidentally chanced upon Kodak Color Plus 200 because I felt embarrassed not buying anything from the shop after asking a lot of questions. At that time, they had a whole stack of this film on their display window. I had never heard of it, plus the name was so common. Like just ‘color’ and ‘plus’, similar to Fujifilm’s Color C200. Unlike the more sophisticated names like ‘Portra’, ‘Ektar’ and ‘Pro400H’, etc.
Since it is uncommon and cheap, I reckoned it was lousy and basic. Nonetheless, I bought it so I could walk out of the shop feeling less embarrassed.
Because the price of film is getting more expensive, I observed an increased trend of film hobbyists sourcing for cheaper film. So, no doubt this Color Plus is getting more attention. Well, if it’s a sucky film, people will ditch it.
Fortunately, it is not! Kodak Color Plus 200 definitely deserves more attention! After my first roll, I love the effect so much that I bought 5 more from Taobao.
Sample photos of Kodak Color Plus 200:
As you can see, the grain of this 200 speed film is very fine. Having a mid-low ISO, this speed is more suitable for sunny weather so you can afford to use faster shutter speed and smaller aperture (f/8- f/16) for wider depth of field. More information of exposure triangle in my blog is here.
I hope you like the effect of this film like I do. So wait no more, get some Kodak Color Plus 200 and start shooting! You will be amazed!
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