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Blog #159 Film Ferrania P30 Alpha 80 ISO Black and White 35mm film

Blog #159 Film Ferrania P30 Alpha 80 ISO

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It was about two years ago when the film revival craze was in full tilt. Legendary Italian manufacturer Film Ferrania was going to be resurrected by some industrial blokes with a penchant for that cinematic silky smooth and contrasty look from the 1960’s.

We lamented the death of one of the best 100 speed black and white 35mm films of all time, Fujifilm’s Neopan Acros. Do not despair! Fujifilm announced recently that Acros II will be released in the coming months. What is this? Who cares, it’s just awesome.

Shooting, developing, and printing black and white 35mm film is where I stared in photography at 16 years old in high school with my father’s Nikon F. Although I took a few decades off to explore other avenues of life, I’m right back where I started from. It’s a truly pleasurable albeit occasionally frustrating experience to make pictures with this seemingly ancient technology. Nevertheless, it’s the process that counts. The process can easily be more enjoyable than the end result, in fact. It’s all about trying and occasionally nailing that killer print.

In this week’s blog, I show some scans from a recently developed last roll of some Film Ferrania P30 Alpha 80 ISO 35mm film (that’s a mouthful!). There is basically no grain its like a digital image. Truly amazing!

If you’ve never shot this film, you should.

The light is always right.


*Images: © Limelight Limited

Where: @Home with P30 Alpha 80 ISO

Subject: Christine and some still lifes

Gear: Minolta CLA + Leica 50mm f/2 Summicron, P30 Alpha 80 ISO 35mm black and white film. Bergger Speed, Epson V600 Scanner @ 1200 dpi.


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