VSCO Film 07 is here. This time around, we have 'Eclectic' - a bunch of rare classics, most of which are no longer in production. VSCO reckons they're good for portraiture, night photography and architecture. Simon and I took to the streets to see how it works for our stuff.
Here are a bunch of comparisons with the same file.
Film 07 also has included 3 new Black & White Film presets, Ilford Pan F & Kodak Plus X (above) & Kodak Tri-X 320 (below)
TRI-X 400 actually appeared way back in VSCO Film 01, However all those years ago in Analog Land, it came in 2 flavors 400TX & 320TXP. Below is an excerpt from Kodak's data sheet about their films.
KODAK PROFESSIONAL TRI-X 320 and 400 Films are high-speed panchromatic films that are a good choice for photographing dimly lighted subjects or fast action, for photographing subjects that require good depth of field and fast shutter speeds, and for extending the distance range for flash pictures. TRI-X 400 Film (400TX) is available in120 and 135 sizes and 35 and 70 mm long rolls. You can retouch the 120-size film on the emulsion side. TRI-X 400 Film is recommended for push-processing applications. TRI-X 320 Films (320TXP) feature excellent tone gradation and brilliant highlights. They are especially well suited to low-flare interior lighting or flash illumination. They are also useful for portraiture with low-contrast back-lighting outdoors.
Kodak 320TXP has subtle shifts in how it renders, with a slightly expanded tonal range. I must add that many photographers (myself included) are still known to rate 400TX at 320 or 200 ISO anyway, and Kodak made the 120 size film as 320.
I'm really enjoying this pack. There is enough variety here that makes it worth the purchase, especially with the launch discount and stackable loyalty discount if you've purchased any one of their film packs before. Even still, VSCO packs are never cheap, and if you're wanting to get a good idea of the power of these presets and how easy they are to use, the new VSCO Film 00 is a FREE starter pack from VSCO - It has both Kodak Tri-X and Kodak Gold 100. Back in the day, thats almost all one would need, so give it a crack - it's got more than just two presets, with all the variants you would expect (Kodak Tri-X 400 ++ anyone? :p )
VSCO Film 07 is available from the VSCO website,