|nothing to see here!|
|oh wait, yes there is.|
Well, I forgot all about that sheet of negatives, and just the other day I found them. Now, they seemed flat enough, so I loaded them into the V700 scanner and scanned away. There was just a tiny bit of cupping, but the film flattened enough for some decent scans, which I did as b&w, at 2400 dpi. If you looked at the negative strips, they did not look any different than back in April, but sure enough, the negatives scanned fine as b&w. The film base seems thicker than most films, and sure is not at all like the thin polyester film bases that we see from Svema. I really am curious. Is it a color film gone bad? Maybe I should try a roll in C-41 chemistry, just for the heck of it.
Anyhow, the film still is mysterious. The scans came out far better than I had hoped, and while the film is odd (okay, it's just plain weird), I managed to get something from it. That is the fun is trying something out of the ordinary. Yes, it is grainy, but there has to be someone out there thinking "this film is for me!" I would not use it for anything important, but for an interesting "look," it has its appeal. At ISO 100, you won't need a tripod for typical daylight shooting. Here are some selections from that roll of film.
Overall, not too shabby for an unknown film with a mystery past!