The wait is over for medium format photographers looking forward to trying the Lomography Berlin Kino black and white film.
Remember the Berlin Kino Film, Lomography’s ISO 400 black and white film that they said was inspired by German cinema? They recently announced that they’ve made its gorgeous grayscale tones available for medium format. So if you’ve been keen on shooting this on your favorite medium format camera, Lomography has opened the pre-order for this dreamy film.
In case you missed it, Lomography first dropped the Berlin Kino Film in 35mm late last year, promising monochrome snaps with delicate grain and soft tones. Inspired by the New German Cinema that became popular in Berlin in the 1960s, they saw it fitting to name it after the German capital. They added that the film came from a roll of cine film made by a legendary German company, and was originally the film stock of choice for making moody monochrome movies.
The Berlin Kino Film boasts of a high dynamic range and ability to produce great results when used with different filters and development processes. It has a native sensitivity of ISO 400 (27°C) but if you’re feeling experimental, Lomography says you can push the ISO up to 800, 1600 or 3200 and it will still have impressive tonal range and detail.
If you prefer to develop your own film, you can process the Berlin Kino Film at home with standard black and white processing. Make sure to store this film at 20°C, or below 10°C for long-term storage, to ensure the best results. Check out the Lomography Berlin Kino B&W Cookbook for shooting tips, darkroom, and post-processing advice for this film.
Ready to grab some rolls? Pre-order is now open for 5 rolls of the Berlin Kino B&W 120 ISO 400, priced at $49.50. Shipping will commence in September 2019.