Shooting Adox Color Mission 200

Nifty Fifty Car Show
#1967. Adox Color Mission 200, Fujica ST801. Unicolor C-41 Powder Kit, 3:30 min @ 40 °C.
Back in April, I picked up 3 rolls of Adox Color Mission 200. These photos are from the only roll I have shot so far.

If you don’t know the backstory behind Adox Color Mission, here it is in brief: Adox collaborated with an unnamed company to create a new color film, but after the first run, the nameless company went bankrupt leaving only the film behind. Adox has kept the film in cold storage until this year and is using the sales profits to fund the research and development of a new color film. This is their goal. Hence the name of this film: Color Mission.

Nifty Fifty Car Show
#1968. Adox Color Mission 200, Fujica ST801. Unicolor C-41 Powder Kit, 3:30 min @ 40 °C.
Adox describes Color Mission as possessing “delicately vibrant tones with minty greens and peachy reds” as well as “airy grain”. The grain is the first thing I noticed. That and the contrast. That being said, I get the impression that Color Mission’s exposure latitude is much narrower than what you’d normally expect from color negative film. And as for those “minty greens and peachy reds”, I don’t think these photos fully capture them. I’ll share more photos from this roll next time so you can get a better sense of this film’s color saturation.


Nifty Fifty Car Show
#1969. Adox Color Mission 200, Fujica ST801. Unicolor C-41 Powder Kit, 3:30 min @ 40 °C.
I shot Adox Color Mission 200 with my new Fujica ST801 and a 35mm f/3.5 Super-Multi-Coated Takumar lens. I love this camera! It’s a lot of fun to shoot with. I bought it to replace my Praktica MTL3 and Pentax Spotmatic SP II, both of which I find challenging to use focusing. These photos are from the Nifty Fifty Classic Car Show held at Heritage Park back in July.


Nifty Fifty Car Show
#1970. Adox Color Mission 200, Fujica ST801. Unicolor C-41 Powder Kit, 3:30 min @ 40 °C.

Nifty Fifty Car Show
#1971. Adox Color Mission 200, Fujica ST801. Unicolor C-41 Powder Kit, 3:30 min @ 40 °C.

Nifty Fifty Car Show
#1972. Adox Color Mission 200, Fujica ST801. Unicolor C-41 Powder Kit, 3:30 min @ 40 °C.

Nifty Fifty Car Show
#1973. Adox Color Mission 200, Fujica ST801. Unicolor C-41 Powder Kit, 3:30 min @ 40 °C.

Nifty Fifty Car Show
#1974. Adox Color Mission 200, Fujica ST801. Unicolor C-41 Powder Kit, 3:30 min @ 40 °C.

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