|image courtesy of the FPP|
Who sells it?
Cinestill has already treated their films to remove the remjet before you shoot them. Of course, that figures into the price of their film. The Film Photography Project Store sells the Vision Films just as they are (in 24 exposure rolls), without any remjet removal. That brings the price down, but you will have to send your film to an ECN-2 lab like Blue Moon Camera or do it yourself.
A while back, I picked up some Vision 50D from the FPP, and finally finished the roll in my Yashica FX-7 Super back in October.
Kodak’s Vision3 50D film is daylight-balanced for 5500K sunlight. It’s a rather slow film at ISO 50, but the consequence of that is that it is practically grainless! It’s a wonderful film that renders colors - especially the greens, in a very true to life manner. I have used other Vision3 films - 100T, 500T, and 250D. Of all of these, I like the results from the 50D the best. There is a Flickr group for the Vision3 films.
If you look carefully at the images below, you can see some lines and markings where I didn't get all of the carbon removed before I scanned the negatives. That can be remedied by using one the Pec film cleaning pads. Remember to only treat the base side, not the emulsion!
|shade, at Knight's Restaurant|
|morning sun on chairs, Jones Mansion|
|Mural in Holly, MI|
|Bev, in shade|
|Adrienne, in shade|
|sunlit interior, Jones Mansion FPP meetup, August|
|window light, Holly, MI|
I asked Mike Raso about how the 50D fares in comparison to the other Vision films at the FPP store, and he said that the 50D doesn't get any love, as everyone seems to want the 500T. Well, I love this film. The Vision3 50D is a fantastic, nearly grainless color negative film with lovely color rendition.