fpp High Speed RetroChrome Color Slide Film 35mm x 30.5m (100 ft)
FPP High Speed RetroChrome Color Slide Film
One 30.5m (100 ft) Roll / iso 400 / process E6
For bulk film loaders that accept 100 ft rolls of film
The FPP now offers FPP High Speed Retrochrome in convenient hand-rolled 30.5m (100 ft) rolls (on core). Re-Canned by Michael Raso from larger reels in the FPP Studio Darkroom.
What is FPP High Speed RetroChrome film?
RetroChrome is government surplus Eastman Kodak 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: High Speed RetroChrome 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 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 High Speed RetroChrome film. Above: Image shot and home processed E6 Color Positive by Mark Dalzell. 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.”