Shooting Expired Ificolor 400

My dad found some expired Ificolor 400 film, probably from around the millennium. (That was 15 years ago, blimey!) I put it in my Canon EOS-3 and went for a golden hour walk with Baba the cat, and magic happened.

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Baba is very difficult to photograph with a digital SLR because his fur is so dark, almost black. I'm amazed at how easily film handles this challenging situation. Just beautiful!

Voigtländer Vito CL, a gorgeous 35mm rangefinder camera from the 1960's. I borrowed it from a friend in Finland. It still works!

Voigtländer Vito CL, a gorgeous 35mm rangefinder camera from the 1960's. I borrowed it from a friend in Finland. It still works!

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Love that leather casing. It protects the camera and looks really cool!

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His Royal Majesty. :)

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The evening falls. I exposed for the sky to create this silhouette effect with my favourite plant, holly, in the foreground and trees in the background.

Ificolor was a very well known film brand in Finland around the 1990’s and 2000’s. A company called Ifi offered an easy way of getting your film developed via mail order. I remember those plastic envelopes so well! They were free to send and in a week or less you would receive your printed images and negatives, along with a free roll of film!

Photocolor AG from Switzerland bought Ifi in 2006, and Ifolor was born. It also provides services in Germany, Austria, Norway, and Sweden.