The colour negative film reviewed in today’s blog post is (乐凯) Lucky Super New 100 from China. I bought only one roll from SNAPPP Taipei.
I loaded it onto my Nikon FM2 and brought it to Singapore Zoo & River Safari trip (got a free corporate pass, teehee).
The film was processed and scanned by Photocity Ladphrao in Bangkok.
I cannot stress this enough: the film scan depends very much on the person scanning your film.
Anyway, in my first impression, the result of Super New is quite similar to Kodak Gold 200 or even Fuji Superia Xtra. Nonetheless, I am quite impressed.
Lucky Super New 100
For the above shots, I remember using aperture of f/1.8, shutter speed at either 1/30 or 1/60. If you have been to Singapore Zoo before, you might remember that bats are kept in a large net confinement, together with the butterflies and other animals. So the environment is quite dimmed, on top of the cloudy weather. But the photos turned out nice that the colours look a bit like Fuji C200.
The green of this film is very pleasant. The red is also not too harsh.
Surprisingly, the skin tone coming from Super New is quite neutral, not reddish or purplish. But it might be the weather condition that day. It wasn’t a sunny day but cloudy.
As a ISO100 film, the grains of this film are quite okay. Usual.
Similar to many other colour films, Lucky Super New 100 is suitable to be used for day-to-day photography. But if you want to shoot in slightly dimmed condition, then you got to increase the ISO and make sure your lab is able to do push processing for you.
As this film is uncommon in Singapore, I don’t see myself using it again. Furthermore, the characteristic from this film is not that unique to itself. I can always get my hands on Kodak Gold or Fuji C200.
If you want to know other film from Lucky China, check out my review on its newest black & white film: Lucky SHD 100.