Have you ever used a pre-exposed film? Did you love it? Hate it? Or would you never even consider it?

I’ve bought three rolls of pre-exposed film from three different brands. Here is the review of the Yodica Antares film, shot on an Olympus MJU II (Stylus Epic Infinity). Because if you’re going to shoot a film that many photographers hate, why not shoot it on a camera many photographers hate?

Also a reminder about Expired Film Day coming up on 15-16-17 March 2019!

Summary of episode 7 of Matt Loves Cameras

  • Introduction
  • Different pre-exposed films on the market
  • Why shoot with a pre-exposed film?
  • About Yodica Films
  • Images shot with Yodica Antares

Shoutouts

Images taken on Yodica Antares film

Stop the press! I have just updated this episode with some very important information thanks to Jennyfer in the comments below. Yodica films have no DX code. I shot this roll in an Olympus MJU II which defaults to ISO100 when there is no DX code. These images were shot at two stops overexposed, which is why the pre-exposed colours are either not at strong as they should be, or non-existent in some frames! Remember this if you shoot a Yodica film – either shoot in a camera where you can set the ISO or carefully remove the label to expose the DX code.

My daughter in a field. I love this shot! Yodica Antares film shot on Olympus MJU II (Stylus Epic Infinity)

Road trip sunflowers! Yodica Antares film shot on Olympus MJU II (Stylus Epic Infinity)

Murray’s Bridge Hall, Queensland. Yodica Antares film shot on Olympus MJU II (Stylus Epic Infinity)

Railway tracks. Yodica Antares film shot on Olympus MJU II (Stylus Epic Infinity)

My faithful companion! Marshall Dalmatian. Yodica Antares film shot on Olympus MJU II (Stylus Epic Infinity)

Blurry handheld shot of Brisbane at dusk. Next time I will take the tripod! Yodica Antares film shot on Olympus MJU II (Stylus Epic Infinity)

This is what happens when you leave the flash on at night! Look at those pre-exposed colours! Yodica Antares film shot on Olympus MJU II (Stylus Epic Infinity)

More sunflowers! Yodica Antares film shot on Olympus MJU II (Stylus Epic)

Old country hotel

Wide open roads of country Queensland

No noticeable effect on this frame due to me shooting the film at 2 stops over

Livestock crossing

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4 comments on “Yodica Antares film review

  1. Jennyfer Mar 11, 2019

    Wow great shots! I used some Yodica Films and they are great! But Olympus MJU II reads DX barcodes, and Yodica Films hasn’t DX, so it means you shoot the entire film at 100 ISO! If you used another camera you could have obtained more color effects! Anyway great results!

    • Matt Murray Mar 15, 2019

      Oh my gosh… yes you are right Jennyfer! I can’t believe I forgot that there was no DX code! (or maybe it’s covered up by the packaging?). I just checked my roll of Psych Blues and the DX code can be seen, hopefully won’t make that mistake again. Thanks so much for letting me know! I did wonder why on some shots there wasn’t much of an effect! Ha ha.

  2. mat jones Mar 29, 2019

    Really interesting comment about the amount of under or over exposure of your shot affecting the amount of colour effect you get. This makes the films a little more appealing to me as you get a little bit of control.

  3. Jennyfer Aug 15, 2019

    No problem and you’re welcome! The DX code under the label is ISO200, it needs to be shot at ISO400
    I’m sure you will obtain even more great results next time!