Following on from my review and experimentation guide, here’s a quick reference for Rollei Superpan 200. Enjoy!
Here’s a reminder of what Rollei have to say about the film:
Rollei Superpan 200 specificationa
|Name||Rollei Superpan 200
Agfa Superpan 200
Agfa Aviphot Pan 200
|Type||Black and white|
|Formats||35mm / 120|
|Exposure latitude||±2 stops|
|Push processing||2 stops|
What’s it really like? (the quick version)
Taken from my main review:
I first took this film out on a mildly sunny day, which quickly turned quite dull. I wanted to finished the roll quite quickly and get on with developing it, so perhaps I wasn’t as focused on “nailing the shot” as I should have been. Sometimes days just turn out that way.
When I viewed the scans I wasn’t immediately blown away by the results. Some shots popped out at me, others just didn’t move me in ways that other film does. In all fairness, it was probably my mood at the time. I love high contrast black and white and sometimes forget that not all film will produce those kinds of results straight off the bat.
In the years that followed this roll, I’ve since come to really love tis film. Take a look below.
Flat light never does film any favors (the second image above). That said, the subject in this case provided the perfect counterpoint. The bland background helps highlight the mirror-like properties of the car out. In addition, the car’s front-right headlamp and the reflections on the bodywork (especially on the lower right) really show the detail this film is able to produce.
Personally, things get much, much better when this film is pushed on a sunny day. Read on for more.
You can read more about this film in our main review, or find out about pushing and cross processing this film in our experimentation guide.
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