This last weekend, I had the opportunity to try out many different films, as I attened our first Regatta of the season. I tried the following films for the first time: Konica Impressa 50, Fuji Reala, Ektachrome G100X, and Fuji Astia 100F. I got the prints back on Tuesday and I was astonished by Fuji reala, simply amazing, I dropped my only roll of 160NC in the lake, and I managed to not set my F1 to the correct film speed for two whole rolls of film. I really wanted to see the prints from Konica Impressa, but when I got them back I was really disappointed with how it handled the scene. It appeared to smear the reds to a really ugly bright bloody messy colour, and on the highlight reflection areas, I saw what looked like digital blooming. Reflective metal with purple and magenta highlights, even though the rest of the print had no magenta cast. And then an overall washed out performance by the film. The roll of Impressa was cold stored by me when it was bought in december, with an expiration date 9/2004. My lab uses a Frontier Pro and printed on Fuji Crystal Archive, is this the way that Impressa is supposed to look? The following was shot on a F1 w/ a 200 2.8 w/ lenshood extended, metered at 50 ISO for the shadows with +.5 of a stop added to that reading.