FPP RETROCHROME 400 - Film Review

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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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Not at all what I had expected.

3.0 rating
January 23, 2021

I bought two rolls of this film before I’d seen any sample images expecting the kind of vivid colors and saturation of Provia, Velvia, or Ektachrome 100, just with better performance on overcast days. Instead what I got was what looks like the photos I was taking with drugstore film on point and shoot cameras back in the 90s. Grainy, washed out colors with grey shadows devoid of detail. It’s a look to be sure, but not at all what I had expected and more expensive than just throwing some el cheapo film in a budget used camera and going to town.

Erik Jensen

First time ever shooting in positive.

5.0 rating
November 16, 2019

Love it . Ran 2 rolls through my Nikon 4s in full auto on an overcast day at Hershey Park, and they turned out great. Even the shots in the reptile house turned out good with no flash. Saturation was good. I just ordered a bunch more of it.

Arthur Maines


4.0 rating
September 27, 2019

That was my first roll of film back in June 1, 2018 when I was 17 years old. It was funky colours and I had to experiment with it and the results were wild. If you like to experiment then go for it. It’s an awesome film in my opinion and like I said the results was wild.

Sergio Bolaños