With a name inspired by a Banana Split with sparklers on top, how can you not fall in love with Dubblefilm’s new 35mm color film, TREAT! Based on motion picture Kodak Vision3 250D stock with the remjet removed, this film offers scrumptious halo effects where bright highlights and shadows collide.
If 35mm consumer color film availability was a landscape, it might resemble a desert in recent times. With TREAT, Dubblefilm is going to be trucking in barrels of water to help create an oasis. Dodgy metaphors aside, by using motion picture film and removing the remjet, Dubblefilm is able to offer a regular production of 35mm color film that can be processed in C41 chemistry.
The film is rated at 400 ISO and is a 24-exposure roll. In an effort to reduce costs, the film does not come with a DX-coded sticker. However, Dubblefilm has tested it at 100 ISO thoroughly which is what fully automatic cameras tend to default to without the sticker. They have had good results, especially with basic point and shoot cameras like their SHOW models.
TREAT is expected to retail at €16.50 (approx. £14.50 or $17.50) and ships worldwide. At the moment, the film will be available for pre-order due to shipping delays. Dubblefilm said the stock is expected to arrive next week so it won’t be too long of a wait!
Here are some sample photos courtesy of Dubblefilm:
TREAT is hand-spooled, so the company cautions that a few of the first frames may have a couple of light leaks. The film is processed similarly to Dubblefilm’s 800 ISO tungsten-balanced “CINEMA” film, where you might see the same. While the films are ready for sale, the team says they are continually working on improving this process. From personal experience, I can say this is accurate. Over the summer, I shot a few rolls of Dubblefilm CINEMA and noticed a few leaks, but only on the first couple of frames. The rest of the rolls have been fantastic, but something to keep in mind when shooting.