Kodak colours from my child hood…initial test of some bulk roll VPS 160

I was lucky enough to jag this bulk roll of Kodak Vericolor III type S for a song on the Bay the other week. It was that cheap that I thought it was worth a punt on seeing how it would go. The tin was still sealed within it’s original packaging box, which was a good sign for me, but it’s date of expiry was illegible, so who knows how old it was or how it was stored.

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So on sunday I rolled up a couple of quick little test rolls and went out and took a few random snap shots through out the day.  I rated it at box in my Minolta a7 and gave it a stop of exposure compensation, and I shot it at iso 80 through my Ricoh TLS Singlex, more because it does have exposure compensation. haha. Though I felt these shots came out slightly denser, I think 80 is now the films true speed.

Braving the cold breeze... Minolta a7 with 50mm f1.4 using Kodak VPS 160 Expired??? shot a stop over Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990
Braving the cold breeze… Minolta a7 with 50mm f1.4 using Kodak VPS 160 Expired??? shot a stop over Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990

From these initial test rolls I am blown away at how the film has held up, it dev’s almost like it is fresh, this tin was obviously well stored over the years, I am loving these vintage colors, this is going to shoot over the coming months, especially with the pending birth of my son! 🙂 Anyway, I’ll leave you guys with a few more test scans of this lovely old emulsion. Mind scratches and dust and the like, since these are test shot’s I did not bother to clean.

I am actually quite blown away by how sharp this emulsion is actually. Minolta a7 with 50mm f1.4 using Kodak VPS 160 Expired??? shot a stop over Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990
I am actually quite blown away by how sharp this emulsion is actually. Ricoh TLS Singlex with 50mm f1.7 using Kodak VPS 160 Expired??? shot a stop over Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990
Vintage greens. Ricoh TLS Singlex with 50mm f1.7 using Kodak VPS 160 Expired??? shot a stop over Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990
Vintage greens. Ricoh TLS Singlex with 50mm f1.7 using Kodak VPS 160 Expired??? shot a stop over Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990
It must have been stored well, cause it has faired really well, no really colour shifts in the shadows or anything. Ricoh TLS Singlex with 50mm f1.7 using Kodak VPS 160 Expired??? shot a stop over Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990
It must have been stored well, cause it has faired really well, no really colour shifts in the shadows or anything. Ricoh TLS Singlex with 50mm f1.7 using Kodak VPS 160 Expired??? shot a stop over Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990
It must have been stored well, cause it has faired really well, no really colour shifts in the shadows or anything. Minolta A7 with 50mm f1.4 using Kodak VPS 160 Expired??? shot a stop over Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990
Vintage looking street scenes, this pup said hello while on our walk. Minolta A7 with 50mm f1.4 using Kodak VPS 160 Expired??? shot a stop over Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990
 Still handles bright sun quite well too. Ricoh TLS Singlex with 50mm f1.7 using Kodak VPS 160 Expired??? shot a stop over Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990
Still handles bright sun quite well too. Ricoh TLS Singlex with 50mm f1.7 using Kodak VPS 160 Expired??? shot a stop over Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990
Colours straight out of my memory of child hood... or soon to be my sons. haha, the inlaws rescued this trike for him from an opp shop. haha Ricoh TLS Singlex with 50mm f1.7 using Kodak VPS 160 Expired??? shot a stop over Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990
Colours straight out of my memory of child hood… or soon to be my sons. haha, the inlaws rescued this trike for him from an opp shop. haha Ricoh TLS Singlex with 50mm f1.7 using Kodak VPS 160 Expired??? shot a stop over Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990
again the dynamic range for an old expired emulsion is pretty impressive. Ricoh TLS Singlex with 50mm f1.7 using Kodak VPS 160 Expired??? shot a stop over Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990
again the dynamic range for an old expired emulsion is pretty impressive. Ricoh TLS Singlex with 50mm f1.7 using Kodak VPS 160 Expired??? shot a stop over Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990

 

and one last one to celebrate those vintage colours. Minolta a7 with 50mm f1.4 using Kodak VPS 160 Expired??? shot a stop over Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990
and one last one to celebrate those vintage colours. Minolta a7 with 50mm f1.4 using Kodak VPS 160 Expired??? shot a stop over Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990

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