Affordable, Reliable Kodak ColorPlus 35mm Film

I've experimented with many different emulsions over the last year. But when it comes to a reliable, everyday film, I've been loading up Kodak ColorPlus 200. It's affordable (about $3.50 for 36 exposures), has a pleasing warm color palette, good sharpness, and excellent consistency from roll to roll.

Even on an overcast day, the colors are pleasing with Kodak ColorPlus. Photo by Derrick Story.

I recently loaded up a roll in a Pentax Program Plus with a Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7 prime and took to the streets of California. In all sorts of different lighting conditions, inside and out, this bargain film delivered the goods.

"Theresa" Pentax Program Plus with Pentax-F 35-70mm zoom, and Kodak ColorPlus. Photo by Derrick Story.

The thing that's really impressed me is that when I shoot existing light in conditions that tend to be very bluish, ColorPlus delivers images with pleasing skin tones.

You can buy 5 rolls of ColorPlus for $17.99 with Prime delivery. At that price, shooting film becomes a very reasonable proposition.


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