Adam Scott, the Barcelona-based founder of specialty film brand dubblefilm, has just announced the launch of what Star Wars purists might call “despecialized” editions of their film stocks. Called dudubblefilm DAILY and shown in ISO 400 35mm color and black and white versions, films are available from dudubblefilm website and selected retailers now.
According to Adam, the DAILY line is:
… Designed to offer an alternative to the range of specialty films we produce. 400-speed full color and black-and-white films suitable for all shooting conditions; and they go perfectly with the SHOW camera which tends to require faster filming.
As noted above, both films are ISO 400, with the color version being available in a 35mm version at 27 exposures and the black and white version in a 35mm version at 36 exposures. They retail for 10 € and € 6 per roll respectively.
Let’s take a look at some samples. First of all, DAILY Color:
According to dubblefilm, DAILY Color provides “Neutral and clean tones and perfect for all shooting conditions! Our Daily line is not DX coded so electric cameras will rate it at a speed of 100. We tested it thoroughly and the results at 100 are really good.
Check out these three examples here shot at EI 100:
The above meaning behind “electric” cameras is for point and shots, which mostly default to ISO 100 when unlabeled DX film is used.
On DAILY Black & White, dubblefilm says the film has, “soft, crisp black and white tones, you’ll love it!”. The samples follow:
As for the color version, DAILY Black & White is not DX coded. Again, therefore, most compact cameras that require DX encoding, like the ones in this comprehensive compact camera comparison, will default to ISO 100.
My 2 ¢: I’m definitely going to have a few rolls to try, and while the color version seems like limited use to me (at the moment), the black and white version seems like a very interesting choice indeed!
Your thoughts in the comments below, please.
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