We picked up a roll of “Moonstruck” an interesting little film produced by the bespoke UK based film company Dubble, and supplied to us by those awesome folk over at Analogue Wonderland.
About the Film…
It’s an ISO rated 200 film – have a read here if you don’t know one ISO from another. ISO 200 means you ideally want to be shooting in good light. Unfortunately with it being winter in Britain, we ended up used our roll over a couple of days, neither of which were particularly fantastic light wise!
We thought we’d share the results with you anyway – we imagine on a better day you’d get quite different results.
We put our roll of Moonstruck in a Pentax Spotmatic, and stuck on a Zeiss Tessar 50mm 2.8 lens.
As you can see from this shot, the idea of the film is that it gives a yellow hue to your shots:
We liked the colour cast the images produced; it’s not too strong, and whilst it’s consistent, you do get a different feel to your images depending on the conditions you are shooting in.
Take the image above. It was a pretty flat and grey looking sky to us that day, with virtually no light, but the film has really given a lift and some interest to an otherwise dull skyline.
As you can see, this was probably at the lower edge of what the ISO 200 can handle. We like the subtle colour cast though – it doesn’t overpower any of the colours that were already there, but gives some interest to the image.
This one was taken on a different day, but one that was also overcast:
There’s definitely a touch more of the yellow in the sky on this one. The blossom on the tree was actually very pink, so the hue on the film has definitely changed the way that particular colour looked.
This is a good example of the strong contrast the film produces, something you don’t get in a lot of colour films, particularly the cheaper ones.
This is a good example of what you get when there is a bit more light around and shows the strong yellow hue you can achieve if that’s what you’re looking for. Note the lack of sky in this one, which definitely seems to be what produces images where the colour cast is more prominent.
We really liked this film. It’s definitely one we’d use again and we’re looking forward to seeing what it can produce on those lovely bright summer days; we reckon it will be great then, particularly with sunsets and sunrises.
To round things off, here’s a few more from the roll: