The colour negative film to be reviewed in this blog post is Tudorcolor XLX 200.
First of all, Tudor company, which has been sold to another company in 2009, sold the very last roll of this film in 2015.
However, I heard rumour has it that Tudorcolor XLX 200 is a repackaged Fujifilm Superia 200.
To be honest, after shooting many of the available colour films in the market, I figured that many films actually give similar looks. Only a few films, such as Kodak Portra, Ektar, Fujifilm Pro400H give distinct difference. So they are famous, expensive and well-loved for a reason.
Furthermore, the final film look is also depending on the weather, the country and largely on scanning or the person scanning it.
If I suddenly become very rich, or if people are paying for the scanning & my service, I will definitely send my film to Carmencita Lab in Spain. I love their scans!!!
Anyway, sorry, I am supposed to talk about Tudorcolor XLX 200.
Let’s look at some of the sample photos:
Tudorcolor XLX 200
I love the freshness of this film. The colour is so comfortable to look at. It is less ‘harsh’ than Kodak Ektar 100. I think this film works well with blue and green ranges.
With the box speed of ISO 200, it’s best to shoot in well-lit condition so you can have more leeway in term of exposing.
As for skin tone, it doesn’t make your face reddish as with Kodak Ektar 100 or AgfaPhoto Vista Plus. Thus, making it good for day-to-day photography.
Tudor film used to be a cheap film and could be purchased off the shelves in many European convenient stores. Their fate has changed, of course. Since it’s no longer in production, all the films you can get hold of now are all expired. As such, the price can ranged from $6-$10 (in Asia).
I bought my stock of Tudor from Hong Kong for about SGD6+ per roll 36-exposure. Tudor is more expensive in Taipei, pricing at $7-10!
Such a pity Tudorcolour XLX 200 has ceased production. Since people say they are repackaged from Fuji Superia 200 then perhaps I should get my hands on Superia after I finished my batch of Tudor.
I think this film is good for travel and every day’s photography. Also, I find that it makes your photos more artsy (文青) if you like to shoot minimalist photos.
If you like this film, you can purchase some from eBay and Carousell, before they are all gone for good!
Or go to Film Look.