Is This What Love Is Like? KONO Monolit 100 Review

I’ve shot a lot of film on behalf of The Phoblographer. And we’ve reviewed a ton of film emulsions over the years. When it comes to black and white film, I don’t think I’ve ever fallen for something this hard. KONO is a brand I’ve believed in for years. They were among the first to really try new things. Double exposed film? Dyed film? Along with Lomography, KONO has been an innovator of sorts. With KONO Monolit 100, we’re astounded at the results. And trust us, you will be too.

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Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS II Ships Soon in 35mm and 120 (Exclusive)

If you’ve been awaiting the return of Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS II, then get very excited.

Photographers lamented when Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS was discontinued, but according to Fujifilm Division President Manny Almeda, Millenials were responsible in helping bring it back. Now, Fujifilm is announcing that Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS II is returning to the market on November 22nd. Even better, the film is coming in 35mm and 120 formats. But it will only be available in Japan until early 2020 when it comes to the US and other markets. Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS II has a remastered formula to make it even better than it was, or at least that’s what Fujifilm claims. They promise high resolution, fine grain, and lots of sharpness. Photographers who love shooting portraits, landscapes, and more are going to have fun with this film. It’s even being touted for night photography.

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Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 II is Reportedly Coming This Fall

Great news to fans of the much missed Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 black and white film!

Just a little over a year after Fujifilm killed off the Neopan Acros 100, the company seems to have finally heard the pleas to bring back the film photographer favorite. Following through their word on looking into bringing back its black and white films, Fujifilm finally made it official that they’re bringing back the Acros 100 come Fall 2019, but in a new form they dubbed Neopan Acros 100 II.

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Lomography Potsdam Kino Is its Latest ISO 100 Black and White Film

The freshly announced Potsdam 100 is the second in the black and white Lomography Kino Films series. Not so long ago, Lomography announced the new Berlin Kino Film, much to the delight of black and white film photographers and lomographers. The company is back with another offering from their Kino Films series; the Potsdam, a 100 ISO 35mm monochrome emulsion. Branded as a “poetic cine film.” The Potsdam Kino Film is born out of the same inspiration as the earlier released Berlin: the New German Cinema that took Europe by storm in the 1960s. According to Lomography, this emulsion was also taken from the rolls of cine film produced by a “legendary German company that has been changing the face of cinema since the early 1900s.”

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Fujifilm: Please Make More Cameras with a Real ISO 100 Setting

After working with ISO 100 on the Fujifilm GFX, I’ve confirmed a long time thought of mine.

Dearest Fujifilm,

Though your camera systems are great, I continue to become more and more concerned about where your camera system is going. When I first became enthralled with the Fujifilm system, the promise of full frame performance with an APS-C sensor held true. At the time, my Fujifilm X Pro 1 put my Canon 5D Mk II to shame. The Canon almost never came out with me and instead I’d have the Fujifilm adorned around my shoulder. But today, I can’t always say the same thing.

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The Guide to 100 Speed Black and White Films

In the past couple of years, film emulsions have been experiencing a bit of a revamp. Some have disappeared while others have been either resurrected or created. With that in mind, it’s time for a brand new guide to these emulsions.

In this guide I will be comparing every 100 (ish) speed, black and white film which is actively being produced and readily available to the U.S. market in mid 2018, with the goal to help those of you who are new to film photography figure out a film which might be right fit for you.

While this guide is probably going to be most helpful for beginning film photographers, I’m hopeful that more experienced film shooters will also find this guide valuable and interesting. Due to the nature and scope of what we’re tackling here, this isn’t going to be a super short video. So here are some timestamps to help you navigate the portions you may find most interesting.

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Film Photography Project Introduces New Line of Hand-Rolled Films

Film Photography Project’s new line of hand-rolled 35mm films are for black and white lovers.

In a fitting gesture of love for film photography, the Film Photography Project has launched a new line of hand-rolled 35mm black and white films. Learning that there are more rare emulsions for us to try is just the stuff film lovers and ardent monochrome fans needed on this occasion.

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UPDATE: Kosmo Foto Mono 100 35mm Film Seems Oddly Similar to Zorki Photo Mono 100

Editor’s Note; Stephen, the creator, got in touch with us. This is the same exact film as Zorki Photo and it is now being called Kosmo Foto Mono. All people who originally pre-ordered the film under the Zorki moniker will have their pre-orders fulfilled under the Kosmo Foto Mono moniker.

Very recently, Kosmo Foto Mono 100 film was announced. This film is a 100 ISO 35mm black and white film emulsion being released this October. The film and packaging itself look oddly similar to something else announced earlier this year: Zorki Photo Mono Which we’ve now found out is the same thing. In fact, they’re pretty much interchangeable with the exception of some wording. Odd, right? It’s almost as if a single company is licensing out their emulsion to make a whole lot of money–oh wait that’s exactly what’s happening!

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Zorki Photo Mono is the Latest ISO 100 35mm To Hit the Market

Stephen Dowling, the man behind the Zorki Photo blog, is putting out his own film–Zorki Photo Mono 100. Considering the name, this is an ISO 100 black and white film that is designed for 35mm film cameras. But according to the blog post, it’s an emulsion that is being given a different life–or at least that’s what it seems from the phrasing. Zorki Photo is one of the many new films that have been announced this year along with many other black and white films like the new Ilford SFX 200, Bergger Pancro 400 and Film Ferrania P30 Alpha.

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Lomography Launches New 35mm Color X-Pro Sunset Strip Film To Wish Summer Goodbye

In keeping with the tradition of advancing and breathing life into the film community, today Lomography announced a new 35mm film. Coined, “X Color Pro Sunset Strip” this is an ISO 100 film that has already had a splash of color added to the center area, but not around the Sprocket Holes (for those of you who heart your Sprocket Rocket.) They’re calling this, “pre-colored film” which is supposed to make the blues, reds and greens more intense. But from the sample images I’ve seen so far, it looks like the perfect marriage between red scale and chrome film. The results already look cross-processed; which the company is famous for.

A pack of three canisters are available for just under $20 at the Lomography store. Sample images are after the jump.

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