35mm Chrome - FPP RetroChrome High Speed 320 (1 Roll)
Hand-Rolled FPP RetroChrome High Speed 320 Color Slide Film
35mm / 24 exp / 320 iso (DX Coded for 400 iso) / E-6 Processing
What is FPP High Speed RetroChrome film?
RetroChrome is government surplus Eastman Ektachrome. Made for industrial and governmental applications, Kodak adds “it is color reversal camera film that is intended for high speed photography under daylight illumination. Among its many applications are news photography, sporting events and industrial photography.” The film is cold-stored expired. We have found that the film performs best at 320 iso and will yield gorgeous, "warm tone" retro-looking images. This film certainly lives up to its name! See a video review here!
above: RetroChrome 320 shot at 320 iso and processed E6 for a color slide.
What is "Chrome" Film? Chrome film is a color reversal film than develops into a color positive when processed via E6 chemistry. Color positive film can be scanned (just like negative film) and is awesome because you can project color slides using a Kodak Carousel or other slide projector! Ask your lab if they can process E6 – Recommended lab - https://thedarkroom.com/)
How do I shoot FPP RetroChrome Film? Just load he film into your 35mm camera and shoot. If your camera is auto, it will detect the DX code and your all ready to shoot. If you have a manual 35mm camera set your iso to 320 (or 400 if you do not have a 320 option)
How do I develop FPP RetroChrome film? If you are sending your film out then select E6 option for color slides or if you wish to cross-process, select C-41 option for color negs. Note that cross-processing will produce slight color-shifts. If you home-process, use the FPP Rapid E6 kit for color slides or the FPP C-41 kit for cross-processed color negs!
Sample images shot with FPP RetroChrome 320 film. Above: Image shot by Mark Dalzell and home processed E6 Color Positive. below: Image shot and cross-processed C-41 by The Darkroom.
What is Cross-Processing? Cross Processing is when you process Color Slide Film (E6) in Color Negative chemistry (C-41). The results will yield a color negative with an alternative color palette. Colors may be subdued and pastel-like. According to WikiPedia “The results of cross processing differ from case to case, as the results are determined by many factors such as the make and type of the film used, the amount of light exposed onto the film and the chemical used to develop the film.”