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SVEMA DS-5M

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>>> Сбема - ДС-5M <<<
(Svema DS-5M)
Very Rare 35mm Color Print Film
20 exposures each
expired
12/1983
ISO -32
- NO DX CODE -
2 rolls = $15.00 (USD)
CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK
>> TRY ORWO NC3 INSTEAD! <<

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SVEMA was established in 1931 in then Ukrainian SSR.
"Svema" was the major photographic film manufacturer in the USSR. They mostly made black-and-white photographic film & photographic paper but some colour fim was made with equipment dismantled from the Agfa-Wolfen Factory after World War II. Svema products were known among enthusiasts as an easy and sturdy product for beginners in home film development and printing. The plant's production of photographic products slowed through the 1990s and ceased entirely in 2000.

I acquired a very small amount of this film, which I've never seen anywhere else. It is rated at ISO 32, but I've had better results shooting it at 25. - I believe this film was meant to be developed in the old Agfa / Orwo color chemistry but it seems to be a bit more compatible with today's normal C-41 process than other vintage color films of this type. It gives a very strange & unique color palate. Not tinted in any one particular direction, it gives a somewhat magical, vintage look. If you can develop C-41 at home then this would likely benifit from a lower temprature developer. The emulsion tends to warp some in hot, lab-processed C41.

My examples were shot with a Minolta 24 Rapid (24x24) and a Canon EOS Elan7ne. I had them all developed at my local
One-Hour color lab in their regular C-41 chemistry.
- Here's your chance to try it out for yourself!



Expired in 1983 so there are no guarantees, but many people are enjoying the quirky results from long expired films.

    I'm keeping these rolls inexpensive by re-using old film cassettes and sticking on an artsy label I've made just so you know what's inside. Using a bulk loader I made rolls of approximately 20 exposures each, sometimes a bit more or less and as with most bulk loaded film the very last picture of each roll will not be exposed as that is where it is taped. This is NOT a stock product from Svema and I am not proporting to represent that fine company in any manner. There is no DX code on this film.

please ask if you have any questions!

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