Roll #61 – Silberra PAN200

Silberra PAN200 (Crowdfunding Reward)

In 2018 I supported a crowdfunding campaign to help establish another film manufacturer. Based in Saint-Petersburg, Silberra produces film stock, photo paper and chemicals. There were different levels of rewards, I chose to get two Iso 200 films.

With a bit of delay they finally arrived in summer and I was quite curious how they would turn out. During development I noticed that the film base is very thin. There were also some yellow marks on the film, which were not on another roll developed at the same time. Strange… but it didn’t really show up in black/white.

If there wasn’t import tax or more importantly high shipping costs I’d gladly order more of this film, but as it stands, I’ll leave it at having tested it.

Leipzig, Germany – May 2018

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panchromatic black/white film, ISO 200, fine grain, wide tonal range, quite sharp, moderate contrast

Olympus XA2 (Olympus 35mm / f3.5 lens) + Silberra PAN200
Developed in Ilford ID-11 (1+1) at Mühlstraße 14 community lab
Scanned with Epson V550
Post-processing in Adobe Lightroom

Week #19 – Agfa Scala 200

Agfa Scala 200 (expired)
Agfa Scala 200 (expired)

The project is getting quite expensive and I’m not entirely sure if the cost is justified, whatever that means. Imagine me criticising myself at this point – I’ll spare you the details.

Instead I’ll just post the work and let you decide for yourself.

Halle, Germany / March 2015 + Leipzig, Germany / March – May 2015


35mm, b/w transparency film (special development needed),
36 exposures, ISO 200.

Nikon F80/N80 + Nikkor AF 50mm 1.8D + Yellow Filter + Agfa Scala 200
Film bought for ~6,60 EUR via eBay.
Developed by Photo Studio 13.
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.

Week #18 – Kodak APS 200

Kodak APS 200
Kodak APS 200 (expired 10? years ago)

When I started this project I asked around among my friends if someone had old film I could use. One of them handed me a roll of APS (Advanced Photo System) film and a cheap plastic point & shoot camera.

AGFA FUTURA fixfocus 2
AGFA FUTURA fixfocus 2

There were already two exposed frames on the film, that were shot ~10 years ago, which helps to somewhat date the film. Developing the film was still doable, but the lab couldn’t scan it. So I had to fiddle the cartridge open with the help of a Youtube tutorial and a screwdriver.

scanning slightly curled APS negatives without holder
scanning slightly curled APS negatives without holder

Scanning it was quite a challenge since I don’t have a APS negative holder. I basically used masking tape to keep it flat. I’m not sure yet if I want to shoot more APS film in the future.

If I do, I probably should research APS scanning some more – like building masks or such.

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APS Format, color negative film, 25 exposures, ISO 200.
Shot in APS-H Mode: 30.2 mm × 16.7 mm -> ca. 16:9

AGFA FUTURA fixfocus 2 (24mm f4.5 Agfa lens) + Kodak APS 200
Film kindly donated by Hauke von Grimm.
Developed by Foto Schröter (Riesa, Germany).
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.