I was simply blown away by these slides when I got them back from the lab. There’s so much detail that’s impossible to discern on the scans. And the colors are just amazing. My one disclaimer is that these scans do not do the pictures justice. I guess it’s true what they say about nothing ever being as beautiful as the slide itself.
Now, Kodak no longer makes this film, and it’s a shame. I really like the look that it has. I guess it’s time to stock up on what remains of it. I hope you enjoy the photos. Thanks for reading.
Here are some of my latest photos taken on Kodak Gold 200. I bought a bunch on clearance at the local Target, and I was eager to try it out. This was also my first roll through my new very pocketable Olympus XA. They turned out pretty well. These here are the best of the bunch.
Gold 200 seems to be a pretty straight-forward film that is not really tailored to any sort of look. I find that it’s quite accurate to what things really look like, but it does present both warm and cold tones in an interesting way – sort of “fire and ice”, if you will. It is also a tad on the grainy side, which isn’t inherently bad. It all depends on taste.
The XA performed well, as well. The 35mm (or 28…? I don’t remember) lens isn’t my usual tool, and it’s an interesting perspective. Plenty sharp. The light meter is reasonably accurate. It gives you what you need for a usable negative.