What is Kodak Colorplus 200?
Kodak Colorplus 200 is a popular and "more affordable" alternative to the pro-grade films with today's new generation of analogue photographers.
Description by B&H Photo:
Kodak ColorPlus 200 is a versatile medium-speed daylight-balanced color negative film, characterized by its fine grain structure, high sharpness, and rich color saturation. It has a nominal sensitivity of ISO 200/24° along with a wide exposure latitude for exposing up to two stops under or three stops over to enable working in a wide variety of lighting conditions.
Negative Feedback (October 2019) on YouTube, when ranking film stocks, says:
"This is a bargain, it is probably the film I have bought the most for taking photos without a purpose. It is so affordable, the colours come out really good, it just doesn't have the ultra-dynamic range which Kodak Portra has."
KingJvpes (August 2020) on YouTube says:
"Kodak Colorplus 200 performed a lot better than I thought it would, it is mindblowing how good it is considering the price. It is a neutral film, not leaning towards warm or cool. It provides nice detail in the shadows, it has a good balance. It has a vintage look, and is a versatile film stock. It is a sleeper film stock, it is pretty damn good."
Why did I choose Kodak Colorplus 200?
I did a considerable amount of research to make my decision about which film stock to use for my foray into analogue photography. I used YouTube extensively, watching reviews and rankings of film stocks, I viewed images captured using Kodak Colorplus 200 on Flickr, and I asked photographer friends of mine.
I also love the brand. Kodak, like Nikon, is an iconic name in photography. I wanted to use an iconic brand within the projects I will be undertaking going forward, and really as far as film goes, Kodak is probably the most iconic.
Kodak Colorplus 200 is also less expensive than other films, and because I haven't used an SLR with film before, I wanted to develop and grow before I potentially upgrade in the future. I intend on creating and undertaking 6 separate bodies of work with the 6 rolls of Kodak Colorplus 200 which I have bought.