Best before 2007

A couple of photos today from a roll of expired 200asa film that I shot to test my OM-1 which seems to have developed a fault. The film is branded as Dixons, but a bit of research has led me to believe that it’s Agfa film hiding under the label. Whatever the case, I’ve shot a roll or two of this before and not been unhappy with the results. This time however, there was a much stonger purple cast on the images and I ended up converting most of them to B&W in Lightroom.

A few are ok with just minor tweaks however, including these two, where the reds are quite striking.

FILM - Rural living

FILM - Letterbox

Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 28mm f/3.5 & Dixons 200asa film (expired 2007).

Taken on 12 August 2019

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Moored at the quay

Another photo taken at the canal basin in Sheffield. I took five or six shots here to finish off a roll of film still in the camera after my trip to Barcelona and I shot all of them with a red filter. The somewhat harsh tones add a grittiness to the images.

FILM - Moored at the Quays

Olympus OM-10, Zuiko 28mm f/3,5 & Arista Edu 200 (with red filter).

Taken on 23 June 2019

Sheaf Quay

One of the old canal-side buildings near the canal wharf in Sheffield. It’s now an office for an employment agency. There’s some considerable grain present here, but the red filter has made the image pop nicely, I think.

FILM - Sheaf Quay

Olympus OM-10, Zuiko 28mm f/3,5 & Arista Edu 200 (with red filter).

Taken on 23 June 2019

Sorrento mixer

Here’s a splash of colour to break up the black and white stuff. I’m currently in the process of re-scanning last year’s holiday photos with my newly acquired Plustek 35mm scanner. I was really disappointed with the original scans that I made on the V550 – no matter what I tried, I couldn’t get the colours in the Ektar negatives to look right. They all has strange colour casts that I could never fix to my satisfaction.

I’m not sure if the Plustek and Silverfast are giving me accurate Ektar colours (I don’t have any lab scans to compare to), but they’re a quantum leap ahead of my earlier efforts and I’m really happy with them now.

FILM - Mixer

Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 28mm f/3.5 & Kodak Ektar.

Taken on 22 August 2018