Lucky SHD 100
With more and more film types getting discontinued — Kodak Plus-X R.I.P. — there’s always incentive to shoot different brands. I’ve done a few rolls of Lucky SHD 100 before, but when I learned that I might be able to get one-hundred-foot rolls of it for very cheap, I decided to shoot a couple rolls of the Chinese import and really pay attention. Verdict is: I really love it. I don’t often shoot slow films, but I probably should do more of it.
So, about the bulk rolls: Some online poking around suggests that Ultrafine Extreme 100 might actually rebranded Lucky. And, Ultrafine Extreme 100 is about thirty-five dollars for a bulk roll, after shipping. That’s less than two bucks a roll of thirty-six exposures. When I can scrape some cash together, I will spring for one.
So the main complaints with Lucky SHD 100 is a lack of an “anti-halation layer.” I was wondering what that is, before figuring out that “halation” is the “halo” around bright highlights. So, when you use the film, there is a telltale “glow” around bright shiny highlights. I don’t really mind that too much.
These shots with Lucky SHD 100 were with the Leica M2 and my goofy Nikon L35AF2 “OneTouch” which I am really starting to like.previous post: Neopan 1600, Good Riddance! next post: The Foldex-20