Whew, Adox Color Implosion 100, a rare film!
I bought one roll while travelled in Hong Kong in December 2016. Can’t remember the exact price but I am sure it’s not cheap, probably more than SGD10.
The staff at the shop told me Color Implosion 100 is a newly invented film and it’s from Australia. Of course, back in 2016, I was a film newbie and never in my life heard of Adox!
Now that I am blogging about this film, I need to do a bit of Googling, and the website says Adox is a German company.
Adox Color Implosion 100
To sum up, Adox Color Implosion 100 has a characteristic of a ISO800 film, but with a film speed of ISO100. That means the grains of this film are gonna be very noisy, even though it should, by theory, have fine grains.
Adox company has also pre-treated this film so to make the resulting colours odd.
Let’s look at some of my sample shots, which were developed and scanned by Darkroom8:
The effect of Color Implosion reminds me of my first few batches of Lomography films back in year 2012. The colours are indeed very odd, as advertised.
I read it somewhere that the effect differ according to the ISO you used. For me, I chose to stick to box speed and shoot it at ISO100.
Some people might not fancy the punky effect of this film. Furthermore, it’s obviously very grainy (thanks to ISO800 characteristic).
Hence, the genre suitability is quite limited. For instance, it’s not suitable to shoot modern wedding portrait, unless the couples love their wedding photos to have the vintage vibe (and odd colours). However, this film is very suitable to shoot vintage items to achieve the vintage vibe.
Last thing to note, this film can be processed by any lab that does C-41 processing. From what I know, Adox Implosive 100 is a limited edition film and is now no longer in the market. However, you might be lucky if someone is selling their stock in e-bay 🙂