Analogue Adventures – Part 23: Silbersalz35 500T Push +1

Silbersalz35 500T

The guys from Silbersalz35 were organizing a small Night Photowalk in Stuttgart and part of the package was one roll of their 500T Vision3 cinefilms that you already know from some of my previous articles. I figured this was a good opportunity to find out how the film holds up being pushed one stop so I decided to pay the entry fee and join.
Processing (ECN-2, Push +1) and scanning was done at Silbersalz35 in Germany.

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Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 III | f/2.0 | 500T +1
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Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 III | f/1.2 | 500T +1
analogue photography leica m6 voigtländer silbersalz35 kodak vision 3
Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 III | f/1.2 | 500T +1
analogue photography leica m6 voigtländer silbersalz35 kodak vision 3
Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 III | f/1.2 | 500T +1
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Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 III | f/1.2 | 500T +1

The recommendation by Silbersalz is to shoot this film as ISO250, before I went for ISO400, but this time I dialed in ISO640 – with the intention of pushing it 1 stop.

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Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 15mm 4.5 II | f/5.6 | 500T +1
analogue photography leica m6 voigtländer silbersalz35 kodak vision 3
Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 III | f/1.2 | 500T +1
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Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 III | f/2.0 | 500T +1

Some of the pictures from this evening might have benefitted from a slight overexposure compared to the meter readings, as I had to increase the exposure in post on quite a few of these.

Around some of the highlights you can also see slight halos, but despite having been pushed this is still a long way from what you get with Cinestill 800T.

Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 15mm 4.5 II | f/4.5 | 500T +1
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Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 III | f/2.0 | 500T +1
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Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 III | f/1.2 | 500T +1

Unless you go for the “raw scans” option you receive files that have already been color graded. The ones from inside the library all had a strong green color cast, but this might actually be due to the light they are using there, as already with other films I encountered this strong green cast. And also all the pictures not taken inside the library show more neutral colors (bit warm, but likable warm):

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Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 III | f/1.2 | 500T +1
analogue photography leica m6 voigtländer silbersalz35 kodak vision 3
Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 III | f/1.2 | 500T +1
analogue photography leica m6 voigtländer silbersalz35 kodak vision 3
Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 III | f/1.2 | 500T +1

This was the first time I had a film pushed and it actually looks like I will be doing this again, at least with these 500T films. I don’t see a really noticeable drop in terms of image quality compared to the previous times I was shooting this film and I really like how the colors came out here. I wouldn’t call them neutral, but especially when it comes to film I gladly take cinematic and appealing over neutral.

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Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 15mm 4.5 II | f/4.5 | 500T +1
analogue photography leica m6 voigtländer silbersalz35 kodak vision 3
Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 III | f/2.0 | 500T +1
analogue photography leica m6 voigtländer silbersalz35 kodak vision 3
Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 III | f/2.8 | 500T +1
analogue photography leica m6 voigtländer silbersalz35 kodak vision 3
Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 III | f/1.2 | 500T +1
analogue photography leica m6 voigtländer silbersalz35 kodak vision 3
Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 III | f/1.2 | 500T +1
analogue photography leica m6 voigtländer silbersalz35 kodak vision 3
Leica M6 | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 III | f/1.2 | 500T +1

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My name is Bastian and I am your expert here when it comes to ultra wide angle lenses, super fast portrait lenses (ranging from a 50mm f/0.95 to a 200mm f/1.8) and I also have reviewed way too many 35mm lenses. Don't ask me anything about macro or wildlife shooting though.

6 thoughts on “Analogue Adventures – Part 23: Silbersalz35 500T Push +1”

  1. great shots! i’ve found the Kodak motion film is just outstanding and I bulk order and bulk roll it. to my eyes it has portra beat in total dynamic range and seems more forgiving for underexposer.

  2. amazing shots!
    and I just know that voigtlander really makes a very good optic for dealing with distortion. The barrel distortion is almost non existent.

  3. Stupid question: Silbersalz35 500T is recommended for being shot at ISO250.
    Deas pushing one stop mean, that you metered for ISO500, oder for ISO1000 ?

    I really love the film stock for night fotography and also for overcast daylight, but I never pushed it.

    1. Your question is already being answered in the first paragraph:
      “The recommendation by Silbersalz is to shoot this film as ISO250, before I went for ISO400, but this time I dialed in ISO640 – with the intention of pushing it 1 stop.”
      Came out a bit dark though, so I would either go with ISO500 or have it pushed 2 stops, which I didn’t try yet.

      1. Hi

        I think the guy above was asking more about how was the film developed? We use pulling/pushing when referring to development.

        From your answer we only know that you underexposed the film by shooting it at ISO640.

        But how was it developed? Normally or pushed?

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