I've taken a few pictures and will post a couple in the gallery when I get round to scanning.
- strewth, this is a tricky film to handle! I shot indoors in the shade of diffuse window light, put photos into a dark film bag straight away and left for 10 mins to develop...and still big variations between shots.
- has a real tendency to look 'overexposed'. Don't know yet if the asa is optimistic, or the issue is really to do with the 'doesn't-actually-keep-the-light-out' opaque layer, rather than any characteristics inherent in the film itself. Suspect it's probably the opaque layer...
- difficult to get deep shadows - will try with an improvised orange filter next.
- seems to develop for a long time. Pictures seem to shift in colour slightly over 24 hours.
- has a peculiar random 'speckled' quality sometimes, although this varies from shot to shot (given the effects I'm looking for when I use Polaroid cameras this is not necessarily a bad thing, just a bit odd).
- for me with the indoors shots described above, shots worked best with camera dial 3/4 of the way to dark. Unless I find a workaround, I can't see the film being used much outdoors unless I want very overexposed images...
Conclusions so far?
- an interesting but bloody tricky film to handle if you want shots that are consistent from shot to shot.
- it seems specialised and pretty limited, but capable of interesting results within this narrow use. I particularly like the fact it is manipulable and can be used for emulsion transfers - will explore this more.
- I just wish I could get a bit more contrast...
As the film has only been out a few weeks, it's still early doors in my learning curve and it may well be I can work around some of the experiences above...