Has anyone used Lucky SuperColor 200?

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by htmlguru4242, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. htmlguru4242

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    I'm looking at some of this stuff on EBay. It's super cheap, so I might as well just pick it up anyways, but I wanted to see what people's experiences have been like.

    How are the results? Is it what you'd expect from 2-buck-a-roll chinese film? Or does it surprise like SHD100 did?
     
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    I've used a few rolls of this film, quite OK as a general purpose film, equivalent to the consumer offerings from Kodak and Fuji. As with any color neg, much depends on the quality of the processing and printing.#

    Lucky were in a joint venture with Kodak a few years ago, so no doubt the technology is similar to that of Kodak films of the time. (I have some o/d Kodak color neg which says "Made in China, finished and packed in Australia).

    See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Lucky_Film and links from there.
     
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    It is a good film. It is also discontinued since September last year. So, don't get used to it: what you see selling is the last of it. But, it might last for some time.
    BTW, China Lucky has said that B&W SHD100 is still in production, but it seems supplies are thin.
     
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    Selections of color film are getting thin in general. Especially E6 offerings. Hopefully things will improve somewhat in the future, but somehow I doubt it.
     
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    It's not bad. I'd buy Kodak 200 or Fuji Superia over it any day.
     
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    I just looked at eBay for this stuff. That is not what I'd describe as super cheap.
     
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    It's less than $2/roll if you snag the right auction; maybe not super cheap, but certainly not bad.

    Why is it that every time I want to use a new film, it gets discontinued?
     
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    Bad karma. You ran over a chicken in a former life.
     
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    Wouldn't that be Korma? Chicken Korma?
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