I had high hopes for my holidays in the alps, so I brought some slides and low speed B&W film, but alas, the weather was, how can I put it politely, not so great.
And over the week I did not took out the film body.
When I hit the french riviera I was still quiet excited, but I could not really convince myself that this was the time for shooting this last roll of Velvia.
Anyway so I loaded the M6 with a roll of Rollei 25, I used a mix of 50 Summiilux V2, the 35 Summaron 2.8 and the newly acquired Summicron 28mm.
Needless to say I still find the M6 is a joy to use with any of these lenses.
In my ignorance, I though that a low speed film would be better used in bright daylight on a great sunny day. Actually this is a very contrasty film and in bright light you end up with very high contrasts. You may like it or not, I am so so.
In subdued light like on the next picture taken on the beach on a cloudy day, the grays are nicer.
On a practical point of view, the film is very flat when coming back from the lab so it’s fairly easy to scan.
There is a very thorough review of this film (and many more) here:
Clearly it is a bit childish to play with these “special” films and bring them to a commercial lab. It looks like their “specialness” need to be handled with care when processing the film, and the character can be managed one way or the other.
Note that I did not use any filters for these pictures