Rollei Redbird Film for the Photographer Who Sees Red Always

Rollei Redbird Negative 135mm Film

Whatever they said about film being dead, here comes a new one: the Rollei Redbird 135mm negative film. It’s not your normal film, though; creatives who use this film can control how red dominates the overall picture.

The Rollei Redbird film accentuates red more than any other colors because the red layer in the emulsion is on top of the others instead of the usual bottom layer.

By controlling shutter speed, the user can control how red his picture is rendered. With slow shutter speed, you can make your picture in different shades of red. With a higher shutter speed it becomes yellowish and greens begin to appear. Can you say Lomography?


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.