Plus 200 Film
Can one of the cheapest color C-41 films on the market actually be usable? Yes it can, at least in my opinion. Let me explain my point of view. If bought in bulk, this film is can be less than $3.00 for a 36 exposure roll. Combine that price with processing this film at home and you have a very economical option.
Don't worry, I won't start lamenting about home processing film. If I sent every C-41 film out for processing the costs would add up. I choose to process my own film so I can shoot more of it. Home processing makes this hobby affordable, enough said.
What is Kodak Color Plus 200's greatest attribute? Well, it looks like film of course. That's why I shoot it. Am I trying to emulate a digital photograph? No, I am not. Viewing these photos, one might think it has a soft color palette. All of these photos were pretty much shot on bleary days in February. The color represented is very true to life.
Is 200 iso enough? For general photography I think so. Although I didn't try it, I am pretty sure this film could be pushed to 400 pretty easily. Remember all those 64 and 50 iso slide films your grand parents used to shoot? This 200 iso film is a virtual speed demon.
Kodak Color Plus 200 is a general purpose film that will work for people pictures as well. It isn't Portra but, it doesn't do to bad with skin tones either.
Inevitably your film has to be digitized in this day and age. How else would we be able to share our photos? Well Kodak Color Plus 200 has you covered. This film stock is scanner friendly. I scan on an Epson V600, by no means a resolution monster. This film lies completely flat making scanning so much easier. Minimal post processing is required.
Bottom line, I like this film. I think it is my go to color film stock for every day shooting. Should you give it a try, sure why not. You just might like it too.