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Harman Phoenix - new color film test shot December 2023

Bjarke Ahlstrand

Harman (Ilford's parent company) decided to produce a color film - their first real color film. It arrived December 2023 and we took it to the grey streets of Copenhagen (the sun was absent during our testing period) and here are the first results. The colors and grain structure is very different from Kodak films, the Phoenix has much more of a Lomo feel to it as you can see in these samples. The film, undeveloped has a yellowish base and the developed negatives look almost like they were cross-processed (when you develop postive E-6 films in C-41 color chemistry). We scanned these on our high resolution Hasselblad Flextight X1 scanner.

First we shot in daylight - without flash on a high end Nikon SLR, an Olympus Mju and a fancy Leica M6. Scroll down to see how it acts in a cheap plasticky point and shoot with flash. 

 

Nikon F4 - Nikon 50mm f1.4 - Harman Phoenix 200

Nikon F4 - Nikon 50mm f1.4 - Harman Phoenix 200

 

Nikon F4 - Nikon 16mm f2.8 Fisheye - Harman Phoenix 200

 Nikon F4 - Nikon 16mm f2.8 Fisheye - Harman Phoenix 200

 Olympus Mju-I - Harman Phoenix 200 - December 2023

 Olympus Mju-I - Harman Phoenix 200 - December 2023

 Leica M6 - Leica 24mm f2.8 Elmarit-M - Harman Phoenix 200

Leica M6 - Leica 24mm f2.8 Elmarit-M - Harman Phoenix 200

 Leica M6 - Leica 75mm f1.4 Summilux-M - Harman Phoenix 200

Leica M6 - Leica 75mm f1.4 Summilux-M - Harman Phoenix 200

 

...since we assume that most people will be shooting this "colorful color film" in a plastic point and shoot with a constant firing flash, we also test shot a roll in a cheap Sport24 camera with a 24mm lens. There's flash on all of the following test shots except for the last one.

Sport24 - Harman Phoenix 200

 Sport24 - Harman Phoenix 200

Sport24 - Harman Phoenix 200 Sport24 - Harman Phoenix 200

 Sport24 - Harman Phoenix 200

  Sport24 - Harman Phoenix 200

Sport24 - Harman Phoenix 200 

 Sport24 - Harman Phoenix 200

Sport24 - Harman Phoenix 200 

Sport24 - Harman Phoenix 200  - here the flash didn't go off so it's a bit under exposed and you really see the grain structure of the film.

***UPDATE JANUARY 2024***

New sample shots (exposed as ISO160): Canon EOS 1n RS + Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L

 Canon EOS 1n RS + 70-200mm f2.8 L

Phoenix 200 film shot January 2024



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