If you’ve been stocking up on some films from ebay and sellers abroad, it’s most likely because there’s a bunch of films that are hard to come by in the US. Well, we come bringing some good news. Two of these films from Kodak, Pro Image 100 and Color Plus 200, are now within your reach, as the Film Photography Project (FPP) now carries them in their online store!
According their announcement, FPP will be bringing the two previously unavailable color C41 films from Rochester, New York to their headquarters in Fair Lawn, NJ. Both films aren’t exactly new, as Kodak Pro Image 100 has been around in South America, Africa, and parts of Asia. Europeans eventually started wondering why they can’t seem to find it in their area, and they were finally able to grab it last year. As for Kodak Color Plus 200, it’s been a popular budget Kodak film, but it has only been around through US outlets and ebay sellers sporadically. With FPP picking it up, there are more chances for North American film photographers to grab some everyday films!
While Kodak Pro Image 100 was originally made for markets in emerging countries, FPP reminds us that this emulsion was designed to produce great results at a budget price. It’s especially known to handle skin tones impressively and render good saturation. Since it’s 100 ISO and known to handle heat and humidity pretty well, it’s a great choice for everyday daytime shooting, as well as sun-drenched destinations and holidays.
Kodak Color Plus 200, meanwhile, has a broad dynamic range being a 200 ISO color negative film, so it’s a more versatile film to work with. FPP also points out that since its warm tones don’t turn out super saturated and it’s based off an older emulsion, this film is perfect for photos that would look best with a lovely vintage feel.
Interested in getting your hands on these Kodak films? Head to the FPP Online Store now before stocks run out!
Photo from the Film Photography Project