I can easily compare it to Portra 160 for smoothness and grain structure. But for colour palette, it is in a league of its own. Portra 160 is wonderful, absolutely, but I will have to say that this Svema film makes it look pale in comparison.
After seeing the way it renders landscapes, I will never shoot Portra 160 again! It just seems to be missing that little bit of something for it.
Portraits? Well, I cannot compare. Sadly I haven't seen how this Svema 125 works with portraits under proper controlled light, but I'm sure it probably does very well.
The first roll I shot was in my T90, and I gave it as much of a fighting chance to prove itself as I could. Rated +1EV and slapped a very damn good (and sharp) lens in front of it (Vivitar 28mm ƒ/2.5). The images were nothing short of stunning.
However, I loaded roll #2 in my Ricoh Mirai 35-135 camera. This thing is bizarre! Looking more like a weapon from the future, it is very well designed. The lens is one of the best lenses I've used as a Zoom!
So using the funniest looking camera in my collection, I have captured one of the best images I've taken of a flower, or any other kind of plant life..
There's a reason I rarely take out this camera.. I'm scared that one day I'll have an accident with it and be left without it.
It's just such a damn good camera! Optically, and functionally...
Until next time.. Keep those shutters firing!
First post of 2015 - Stay Tuned.. More are coming!!