The colour film to be reviewed in this blog post is the Australian film, Hillvale Sunny 16!
I got my roll during my most recent trip to Hong Kong in December 2017. It costs about SGD8.40 that is considered quite expensive if you compare to the price in Australia (AUD5 ONLY).
I wonder why they want to make it a 27-shot film?
Anyway, my photos were developed and scanned by SHOWA HK and let’s look at the my sample shots:
Hillvale Sunny 16
Overall, Hillvale Sunny 16 seems to exhibit a very warm effect in the photos. This makes the photos look as if they have been cast with a yellow hue.
Otherwise, the film look of Hillvale is somewhat similar to the film look of either Fujifilm Superia Xtra 400 or Kodak Gold 200.
If you have been searching around the film look of this film in Google, you might have noticed that other people’s shots tend to be colour intensive and slightly blueish. I guess it’s probably due to the scanning. My shots were all scanned by SHOWA and I noticed they tend to make their scans warmer and light-coloured, to achieve the Japanese vibe.
Unfortunately, I only managed to shoot Hillvale in Hong Kong (soft light). Thus, I reckon the effect might look slightly different if I shoot it in Singapore (harsh light) and develop the film here.
Noteworthy, this film intensifies the red tone, making the red to look very red.
Is it good with skin tones? Probably. As seen from my street shots, it doesn’t make my human subjects’ faces to be reddish or yellowish.
However, given the price I have to pay (if I buy in HK) and gotten only 27 shots, I’d rather shoot Fujifilm Xtra 400.