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  • Writer's pictureDean Gagliardi

Street (Film) - Nikon F80s / Kodak Gold 200

Updated: Jul 23, 2020


Camera - Nikon F80s

Lenses - Tamron 35/1.8 VC, Tamron 45/1.8 VC & Tamron 85/1.8 VC

Film - Kodak Gold 200

Developed @ - "Dotwell" PhotoLab

Scanner - Nikon V-ED

Software - NegativeLabPro / Lightroom

Location - Hong Kong (SoHo Area)

Comment - Tried some Kodak Gold 200. Not a fan.

Like Ultramax 400, Kodak Gold 200 is a "consumer" film as opposed to a pro film. I prefer Ultramax 400, but I'm glad I shot a roll of this just to see what it's like. The grain seems about the same as Ultramax even though it's a 200 speed film as opposed to a 400 speed film. Seems to be a pretty sharp, warm looking film. I actually toned the warmth down a little in post as some looked over the top. Many shots looked a bit "muddy" as well.

These shots were taken around SoHo between 7:30 am - 9:30 am. I'm finding that at this time of year, early the morning is about the only time of the day you can shoot as the light becomes too bright and harsh from around 9:30 am onwards.

Used my new Tamron SP Prime lenses (35/1.8, 45/1.8 and 85/1.8) that I specifically bought for the F80 and the soon to arrive from eBay, F100 😁. All of them are pretty outstanding and were pretty cheap second hand from DC Fever. All three have inbuilt Vibration Reduction, which seems good for about 2-3 stops on film which comes in handy. Apart from having inbuilt stabilisation (which is rare for prime lenses), the 35/1.8 & 45/1.8 also focus extremely close up. Again, pretty rare.

If I do try this film again, I may try rating it at 100 instead of the 200 box speed and see what happens. Many seem to be doin this.

Old Man Walking.

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