Shortly after some guy listed a hundred or so boxes of this low ISO Vericolor film on Ebay, lots of folks were trying to figure out how to shoot it – myself very much included. I got five boxes for a song, and after a poor outing where I could only get it to work as b&w, I decided to really test it out.
It didn’t take too long to realize that I needed an 85C filter and to shoot it at 6iso. People were also trying to figure out if it was C-41 or E-6, but it seems like C-41 to me. However, I’d be okay with testing a sheet or two in E-6 – never know, right?
Indoors it was okay, but outdoors it’s really random. I still don’t get it and never have any idea what to expect from it, but I think I’m okay with that. A good rule is to make sure there are yellows and reds in the shot – otherwise, it’ll turn hard toward blue.
‘All Heads Were Bowed’
Camera: Crown Graphic 4×5 (1962)
Lens: 127mm f/4.7 Rodenstock Ysarex
Film: Kodak Vericolor 4111 (x-06/2004); 6ISO