FPP RETROCHROME 400 - Film Review

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Rated 2 out of 5
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Rated 4.3 out of 5
TypeE6 Slide Film
Brand FPP
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GrainFine - Coarse
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RetroChrome is government surplus High Speed Eastman Ektachrome color positive film. Made for industrial and governmental applications, Kodak adds “it is color reversal camera film that is intended for photography under daylight illumination. Among its many applications are news photography, sporting events and industrial photography.” The film is cold-stored 2004 expired. The film performs excellent at it’s intended box speed of 400 iso which leads us to believe that this film has been stored in the “deep freeze” for the past decade. Read all about RetroChrome history in our RetroChrome blog!


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Rated 4.3 out of 5
4.3 out of 5 stars (based on 6 reviews)
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Mixed feelings

Rated 4 out of 5
June 2, 2022

I want to preface by saying that I do really enjoy this film. However, it is quite limited to one look, and you can’t really do much to get around that. I would *highly* recommend that you look at sample images before you buy/shoot it! If you’re looking for very vintage, desaturated, grainy shots, you’ll definitely get that with this film. It’s a very fun shoot, and I personally really enjoy it in a Point and Shoot since it’s DX coded. Give it a try!

Kyle Wright

Fantastic desaturated film!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 19, 2021

Excellent film with washed colors! Advice: if you shoot it a box speed, it will be underexposed, so you will have to do a little “genteleman’s post-adjustment” (i.e. set the black point). My advice to meter it to a half-stop-ish below box speed and you shout be good without adjustment.

Christopher E Katz

High speed vintage

Rated 5 out of 5
May 21, 2021

I truly enjoyed shooting this 400-speed chrome film. The 400 ISO offers more flexibility with exposure options, the grain is not overwhelming and the subdued vintage colors are unique.