KONO Releases 3 Beautiful New Film Emulsions You’ll Want to See

KONO is at it again with three brand new film emulsions and one is unlike anything we’ve seen.

KONO is a brand we’ve known and loved for several years. They create some cool, quirky film we’ve only truly appreciated after we looked around at the entire landscape. Digital photography is capable of so much. It even emulates the look of many films. So to get something unique, film manufacturers have to create a look you can’t get digitally. And that’s what KONO is doing with some of their new films announced today. Later today, you’ll be able to pick up emulsions like KONO Delite Art 100 at Freestyle Photographic or on KONO’s website directly.

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Review: Ars Imago 320 Black and White Film (Please Come Back)

With Ars Imago 320, a photographer can expect super sharp images with fine grain at a usable ISO.

Ten years ago, no one would have predicted there would be a market for Ars Imago 320. But in the past few years, we’ve see a revival of film photography unlike any other. Around the world, younger photographers are picking up film cameras in an effort to get something different. The tangible process film photography allots the modern shooter is much more about the interpersonal connection than what digital offers. And with Ars Imago 320, photographers are getting a whole lot of versatility. While they state it’s good enough to be pushed to ISO 800, this fine grain film is also incredibly sharp. It’s for moments when you don’t need ISO 400 but also need more than ISO 100. Best of all, it’s in black and white. Load it up in a camera like the Fujifilm Natura S and you’re bound to have a lot of fun. We sure did. And while it was a limited edition, we hope it will come back.

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Field Report: Working with the Silberra Pan Film Lineup

Silberra creates a pretty beautiful lineup of films, but nothing that is too starkly different from the rest

I have to admit that I’m really excited when a new film manufacturer pops up or a company announces a new film emulsion. Silberra is a key example of this. The company has an ISO 50, 100, 160, and 200 film in black and white. Something that I was really concerned about though is just how they were going to distinguish themselves from all the rest. I mean, when Japan Camera Hunter Street Pan 400 came out, I was able to see how it stacks up against the rest. It’s a much different film which means it should be used differently. Kodak has Tri-X and T-Max, Lomography has the Grey series, and Ilford has an incredibly large stable of black and white film emulsions. So with Silberra, there needed to be something incredibly special about their film.

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Film Ferrania Announces Their New FERRANIA P30 ALPHA, an 80 ISO Black and White Film

It’s yet another exciting day for film photography as Film Ferrania has introduced a brand new black and white panchromatic film rated at ISO 80. It’s called P30 Alpha and they’re claiming that it produces results that made the company famous more than 50 years ago. Indeed, if you’re a lover of high contrast black and white film, then you’re going to be awestruck. According to Emulsive, this could be very difficult to do simply because making a chrome film is tough. Indeed, we’ve known this and Kodak made us very aware. But we’ve also been seeing the rise of Analog come back.

The company’s press release is after the jump. I’m excited to try this in a studio.

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New55 Releases Limited Batch of 4×5 PN Instant Film

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Just in time for the end of Roid Week 2015’s second celebration, New55 is offering an extremely limited batch of Instant Film in the 4×5 size. Yes, that’s large format and yes that’s an extremely big reason to get excited. This is a panchromatic black and white instant film that is bound to produce incredibly beautiful results.

If you’re not familiar with New55, they tried to create a new black and white instant film product and tend to deliver them in small batches. Considering that they got their start on Kickstarter, it’s tough to do for sure. This batch of film will really depend on the production batch considering that that also determines what ISO your film pack will be.

The pack of film costs $85 and gives you both a positive and a negative–and the directions for use are even more interesting.

At the time of publishing this piece there are literally 13 batches left and even less may be available after we publish.