I know I'm a little late to this party and I'm going to keep this post short and sweet.
Im stoked that companies are rolling out new films or reviving old films. The photo community is recognizing film more and more and its thanks to the growing #filmisnotdead / #filmsnotdead etc.. movement.
I really hope film companies keep coming out with new films or start reproducing old films after they see the expanding community of people who will still buy the product. If this happens, the price of film could fall and it wouldn't cost people who don't develop their own junk so much money to get into film.
Some New (Relatively) Stuff...
- Rollei Vario Chrome
This is a new color slide film from Macodirect which is intended for more low day-light situations with a tad bit of warmth to the tone. 200-400 iso available. Just remember its slide film so get that E-6 ready.
Few Samples from the MACO IG...
- Ferrania P30
This is the rebirth of an italian cinema film brand that started in 1917 and nicknamed the "Kodak of Italy." Its new film stock, P30, is an 80 iso panchromatic film which is an emulsion that produces a realistic reproduction of a scene as it appears to the human eye. Im pretty stocked for this film but its going to be hard to get in the beginning of its life. Its an ALPHA right now so supply is very limited.
- Bergger Pancro 400
This is a newer stock im pretty excited about as well. Its fairly cheap on B&H. The tone of the greyscale gives an old world feel.
"BERGGER Pancro 400 is a two emulsion film , composed with silver bromide and silver iodide. They differ by the size of their grain. These properties allow a wide exposure latitude. Cristals are precipitated by double-jet process, under the control of a computer. The two emulsions are panchromatic, and are stabilized by high tech systems.
BERGGER Pancro400 in 135 is coated on a 135 microns acetate base and includes DX Coding. It is designed with an undercoated anti-halation layer which clarifies during processing, and a anti-curling layer." -Bergger
IT DOESN'T CURL! WUT!
I'm going to attempt to get my hands on all these new films that have and will come out this year and post them in this series, "Film Revival Series."
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