Attention, film photographers! Lomography has just dropped a new, gorgeous film for all you fans of black and white film. Called the Berlin Kino Film, this 35mm, 400 ISO, B&W film promises to render your monochrome snaps with delicate grain and soft tones. If you’re looking for something new to shoot with, this should be interesting for you.
According to Lomography, the Berlin Kino film is inspired by the New German Cinema that became popular in Berlin in the 1960s, hence the fitting name. “This film is extracted from a roll of cine film produced by a legendary German company that has been changing the face of cinema since the early 1900s,” they said. “Originally used to make moody monochrome movies, its gorgeous black and white tones lend a timeless effect to cinematic scenes.”
Lomography adds that this new panchromatic film yields 36 exposures, features a high dynamic range, and can produce distinct results shot with different filters and development processes. Its native sensitivity is ISO 400 (27°C) but the impressive latitude allows for pushing the ISO to 800, 1600, and even 3200 while keeping an impressive tonal range and detail.
You can develop this at home or drop it to your favorite film lab through standard black and white process. Lomography has also put together a development chart for Kodak D-76, Kodak HC-110, Ilford Ilfosol-3, and Rollei Black & White Reversal Kit if you’re keen on doing it yourself.
Lomography currently has this film on pre-order, so if you’d like to be one of the first to get this film, you now can grab a Bundle of 5 priced at $44.50 at the Lomography Shop. Delivery is scheduled for early December 2018.
Meanwhile, check out some sample snaps below: