As per previous updates I shot 10 rolls of film on my recent holiday to Malta and am sharing how a I got on with each roll. This update is in regard to a roll of Kodak E100VS. This is a lovely discontinued slide film from Kodak. The VS stands for Very Saturated (I think).
I managed to find a brick (10 rolls) of this film and this was the third roll from that brick. The first roll came out OK and the second roll had a large Cyan cast to it, so I knew the results of this one could be flaky.
This roll was shot during the hottest part of the day (it was over 40 degrees Celsius) in full sunshine. I mention this for a reason.
All films on this and previous holidays have been through X-ray machines at the airport. Whilst in the hotel room they are in air conditioned luxury, in my bag and camera they are not and can be carried around for a couple of days in full heat. Whilst I am no way suggesting that we can safely keep our film sitting on a hot radiator at home, I do sometimes wonder are we over cautious with keeping films in the fridge and worrying about how they will be affected by heat. I get storing them long term in fridges/freezers but day to day especially with fresh film we maybe do the resilience of film a diservice.
Anyway I digress. This film as all the others was shot in my OM1n, some shots using a circular polarising filter. I rated all shots at box speed.
Before I get to the images I want to say the following. When I see others images with this film I love it and what people can achieve with it which is why I bought the brick. Slide film can be tough to work with but I do feel we shouldn’t be scared of it because when you get it right slides are wonderful and the scans do not do it justice. Yes it is expensive and tough but I do believe it is worth the effort. That said I am disappointed with the results I got with this. Partly because the scans required more than I normally prefer adjusting in Snapseed* but mainly because I have seen what others have achieved and I know I can do better. I am finding this film tough.
*side note, IMHO adjust away the same as a darkroom adjustments but I do like to get as close as possible in camera
Enough said here are the results and oh yeah say no to x’pro E6 all the way