According to the announcement blog post:
Made by a leading film producer with many decades of film-making experience, Zorki Photo is a tried-and-trusted panchromatic emulsion with a traditional feel. It has biting contrast and a traditional grain structure that gives a pleasing, classic black-and-white film look. It’s a film I’ve used for some years, and I love it.
While rated at 100 ISO, the film can also be pulled to 50 or pushed to 400 ISO, (with a corresponding change in development times).
You can either take your films into a lab offering black-and-white development or develop at home – it can be developed in all common developers, including Kodak Xtol, Ilford Perceptol and Tetenal.
The film is going to be available for purchase worldwide and it will be sold via the Zorki Photo shop–but that has yet to go live. Best of all, it’s going to be £4, which isn’t that expensive when you convert it to American Dollar units. Let’s hope that it stays that way.
You can check out more about the announcement on the Zorki Photo Blog.
So, film photographers: are you as excited as I am? Every single day in this industry I hear from other journalists that no one cares about film any more and that it’s going to die. They tell me that it’s just a fad. Well, if it’s just a fad, then it’s one that I’m going to enjoy.