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Every new film photography stock announced in 2017 (v4)

Update: #04 2017-07-09

Added New Lucky Film SHD 100 (May 31st 2017)

Added side-by-side exposure examples of Rollei Vari Chrome (EI 400 and 200 / E6 processing)

2017 has been a bumper year for film photography so far! This article provides a living record of all the new films announced in 2017. At the time of the most recent update we’re looking at nine new film stocks pus one new second run.

Film is dead, right? Looks like quite a few people didn’t get the memo… Let’s have a quick look at the films covered here:

We’ve provided information for each of the films based on word from the manufacturer directly. Where possible – and with permission – we’ve shared insights and sample photographs that you will hopefully find useful, and nowhere else.

You’ll also find stats (similar to our Notes section) below each film, where they’re available.

Got an update on these or any other films for 2017? Drop us a line!

 

 

 

2017 film announcement calendar

 

Here’s a quick guide to when each of these films were announced or the release date, as appropriate. Further details and samples/links can be found a little further below.

 
January
5thKodak EKTACHROME 100
 
February
1stFERRANIA P30® (ALPHA) - 35mm format
2ndBergger Pancro 400 - 35mm & 120 format
23rdLomography Color Negative F²/400 - 35mm format
 
March
TBAJCH Streetpan 400 - 35mm format (2nd run)
 
May
31stNew Lucky SHD 100
 
June
28thCinestill 50D - 120 format
29thKosmo Foto Mono 100 - 35mm format
 
July
3rdRollei Vario Chrome - 35mm format
26thJCH Streetpan 400 - 120 format
 

 

 

 

January 5th 2017 – Kodak EKTACHROME 100

Kodak EKTACHROME 100 - Box render

Kodak EKTACHROME 100 – Box render

Just two months shy of five years after they announced discontinuation of all slide film production Kodak stunned the film photography community with news of the return of EKTACHROME at 2017’s CES. To say it was a surprise is an understatement.

The film will initially be available in 35mm/36 exposure rolls at some point during the fourth quarter of 2017. There are no further details on the films release, or availability in other still photographic formats at the moment but interestingly, the film will be available as Super 8 motion picture film.

Something to do with that camera they’ve been working on perhaps?

Where to buy: Not currently available for order/pre-order

 

Kodak EKTACHROME E100 (2017) technical details:

Kodak EKTACHROME 100
NameKodak EKTACHROME 100 (2017)
VendorKodak
TypeColor slide (Reversal)
Format35mm
Speed (ISO)ISO 100
Development processE6
Exposure latitudeUNTESTED
Push processingUNTESTED
Cross processingUNTESTED
DatasheetCurrently unavailable

 

 

 

February 1st 2017 – FERRANIA P30® (ALPHA)

Ferrania P30 - Box shot

Ferrania P30 – Box shot

Announced by Nicola Baldini, co-founder of FERRANIA on Feb 1st, FERRANIA P30® ALPHA is an ISO 80 panchromatic black & white motion picture film for still photography, and will be made available in 35mm/36 exposure rolls.

According to FERRANIA, the film is coated on triacetate base and features an “incredibly high” silver content of 5 grams per square meter. Anyone in possession of (non-public) technical data for ADOX SILVERMAX will need to let me know how the two films stack up in that respect.

Sample images by Gianni Giovannini and David Bias below:

FERRANIA P30 Sample - Gianni Giovannini

FERRANIA P30 Sample – Gianni Giovannini

FERRANIA P30 Sample - David Bias

FERRANIA P30 Sample – David Bias

Alpha (pre-production) rolls should be available for pre-order via http://www.filmferrania.it/shop some time soon. FERRANIA are being very open about what to expect from the initial release and are asking buyers to help improve the film with feedback directly to the company. The film won’t be available for general release until FERRANIA are happy that all the bugs and quirks have been ironed out – that’s where the ALPHA and potentially a BETA stock come in.

Whilst technically announced but not released, it’s worth remembering that FERRANIA’s slide film (a re-engineering of ScotchChrome, which was the basis of FERRANIA’s original Kickstarter), is expected to be released later this year.

More details on that as they arrive and further details of the P30® can be found right here.

Where to buy: Ferrania shop (counting down to 13:00 March 13th!)

 

FERRANIA P30® (ALPHA) technical details:

FERRANIA P30® (ALPHA)
NameFERRANIA P30® (ALPHA)
VendorFERRANIA
TypeBlack and white negative
Format35mm
Speed (ISO)ISO 80
Development processNot formally announced
Exposure latitudeUNTESTED
Push processingUNTESTED
Cross processingUNTESTED
DatasheetCurrently unavailable

 

 

 

February 2nd 2017 – Bergger Pancro 400

UPDATE: Read my multi part review of Panchro 400 starting with part one here.

According to BERGGER, Pancro 400 is a two emulsion film, composed of silver bromide and silver iodide. The two emulsions differ by the size of their grain and their respective properties give the film a wide exposure latitude. The two emulsions are panchromatic.

There are a whopping SIX formats on offer, which differ slightly. These differences are as follows:

BERGGER Pancro 400 in 35mm format is coated on a 135 micron acetate base and offered in 36 exposure, DX-coded canisters. The 35mm version has an “undercoated anti-halation layer” which “clarifies during processing”, as well as an anti-curling layer.

Sample images below via Aurélien le Duc:

Pancro 400 - (c) www.aurelienleduc.com

Pancro 400 – (c) www.aurelienleduc.com

In medium format, Pancro 400 is coated on a 100 micron PET base and otherwise remains the same as the 35mm version – a undercoated anti-halation layer which clarifies during development and an anti-curl layer.

In sheet form, Pancro 400 has the same anti-halation and anti-curl layers at 35mm and medium format but is coated on a 175 micron PET base.

While 35mm and 120 format film is currently available, you can expect to wait until mid-March before you get your hands on any one of the FOUR sheet film versions.

Where to buy: Camera Film Photo

 

Bergger Pancro 400 technical details:

Bergger Pancro 400
NameBergger Pancro 400
VendorBergger
TypeBlack and white negative
Format35mm / 120 / 4x5 / 5x7 / 13x18 / 8x10 / 11X14 / 16X20 / Whole Plate / custom sizes.
Speed (ISO)ISO 400
Development processBergger (various)
Kodak D-76, HC-110, XTOL
Rodinal
Rollei SUPERGRAIN
Exposure latitude-
Push processing+2 stops
Cross processing-
DatasheetDownload (French)


Download (English)

 

 

 

February 23rd 2017 – Lomography Color Negative F²/400

A one-of-a-kind color negative film available in limited quantities for 2017. Essentially, when it’s gone, it’s gone and there’s nothing else like it.

According to recently penned legend, seven years ago, Lomography rescued the very last master roll of a 400 ASA film from some renowned Italian filmmakers (no prizes for guessing who). The film was carefully stored and remained uncut until finally being made available in 35mm/36 exposure rolls.

Sample images below:

Lomography Color Negative F²:400 35mm (c) Diana Oprisescu

Lomography Color Negative F²:400 35mm (c) Diana Oprisescu

Lomography Color Negative F²:400 35mm (c) Arthur Pang

Lomography Color Negative F²:400 35mm (c) Arthur Pang

Lomography claim that the film has an “X-PRO feel” and it’s hard to disagree with them based on the sample images they provide on their website (link below). The results certainly don’t look like any expired film I’ve shot from those aforementioned Italian filmmakers 😉

I’ll be providing my own thoughts on this pretty unique stock over the coming weeks with an extensive review of the film, so stay tuned.

Where to buy: Lomography

 

Lomography Color Negative F²/400 technical details:

Lomography Color Negative F²/400
NameLomography Color Negative F²/400
VendorLomography
TypeColor negative
Format35mm
Speed (ISO)ISO 400
Development processC41
Exposure latitudeUNTESTED
Push processingUNTESTED
Cross processingUNTESTED
DatasheetCurrently unavailable

 

 

 

March 2017 – JCH Streetpan 400 – 135 2nd run

Film Box - JCH Streetpan 400 35mm

Film Box – JCH Streetpan 400 35mm

JCH Streetpan 400 was announced by Mr Japan Camera Hunter Bellamy Hunt back in March 2016 and has quickly become a staple of film shooters the world over. It’s incredibly flexible, pushed very well, creates stunning prints, and if you’ve been paying attention, it’s also a very capable stock for IR photography (please pardon the small plug).

Sample images below courtesy of me, EMULSIVE and Dustin Vaughn-Luma.

JCH Streetpan 400 - Infrared photography

JCH Streetpan 400 – Infrared photography

JCH Streetpan 400 - Dustin Vaughn-Luma - © www.vaughn-luma.com

JCH Streetpan 400 – Dustin Vaughn-Luma – © www.vaughn-luma.com

JCH Streetpan 400 officially sold out worldwide in January 2017 and Bellamy will be announcing a second run some time in March 2017, along with a formal announcement for JCH Streetpan 400 in 120 format. Stay tuned.

Where to buy: Camera Film Photo and others

 

JCH Streetpan 400 technical details

JCH Streetpan 400
NameJCH Streetpan 400
VendorJapan Camera Hunter
TypeBlack and white negative
Format35mm / 120 (TBA)
Speed (ISO)ISO 400
Development processIlford Ilfosol 3, ID-11, Ilford Perceptol
Kodak D-76, HC-110, XTOL
Rodinal
Rollei RLS
Rollei SUPERGRAIN
Exposure latitude-
Push processing+3 stops
Cross processing-
DatasheetCurrently unavailable

 

 

 

May 31st 2017 – New Lucky Film SHD 100

New Lucky Film SHD 100

New Lucky Film SHD 100

Announced via their Instagram feed on May 31st New Lucky Film SHD 100 is an update to the classic SHD line of ISO 100 and 400 films. Many photographers think of Lucky and other Chinese brands of film as sub-par compared to their western or Japanese counterparts but this simply isn’t true. Historically inconsistent QA practices may, in part be responsible for this reputation but fresh Lucky and Shanghai film of old was able to hold it’s own with the best of them.

I reached out to the New Lucky Film to ask them about the new film, their plans for the future and how all of this all fits into the original Lucky Corporation:

“New Lucky Film is just that: new. We are a newly established company and started operations in 2017. We maintain an exclusive agreement for the production of New Lucky Film, as well as some updated developer / chemical recipes. The emulsion is now coated on a thicker base with better transparency, toughness and less prone to curling. The film offers a very fine grain, wide exposure latitude and excellent highlight separation.We have started by bringing SHD 100 back to the market and expect to bring our updated SHD 400 to the market very soon”

I’ve received a few rolls of New Lucky SHD 100 to test and will report back soon with my usual under/over exposure and push processing treatment.

Where to buy: Camera Film Photo and eBay

 

 

 

June 28th 2017 – Cinestill 50D in 120

CineStill 50D 120 - Box

CineStill 50D 120 – Box

From the article:

“Greetings fellow film makers and film shooters! It is with much excitement that we finally get to announce the Pre-Sale of Cinestill 50D in medium format!”

“Throughout the crowdfunding campaign, it was amazing to see the support for 800T in medium format. After reaching our goal for 800T, we set our sights on bringing 50D to 120 as well. You made your support for it clear so we made it our mission to make it happen. Sadly, we fell slightly short of our stretch goal which could have secured enough funds for its own simultaneous medium format production run alongside 800T. But we remained determined to make it happen.”

“We built a whole new production facility, encountered many challenges and wound up doubling down, dollar for dollar, to fulfill the dream that we shared with thousands of analogue Film Makers. Following the fulfillment of the 800T 120 Alpha and finally the full retail release, we continued honing our process to a point where we could further invest in our vision to make the world’s finest grain color negative film for the world’s finest format!”

“So, without further ado, we are excited to announce that we’re finally bringing 50D to the world of medium format! We’ve opened pre-orders on our store so you can be among the first to get your hands on 50D in 120 this summer!”

CineStill are promising that all preorders will be shipped by August 31st 2017, although there’s no word on when it’ll go live for general consumption.

Where to buy: check the preorder link in the article

 

Cinestill 50D specifications

Cinestill 50D (120)
Name50D
VendorCinestill
TypeColor Negative
(Motion picture, remjet pre-removed)
Format35mm, 120
Speed (ISO)50
Exposure latitude–-5 to +5 stops (based on Kodak Vision 3 5203)
Push processing3-4 stops (unconfirmed)
Development ProcessECN2 (native)
C-41

 

 

 

June 29th 2017 – Kosmo Foto Mono 100

Kosmo Foto Mono 100

Kosmo Foto Mono 100

According to the Kosmo Foto’s statement, the film is “made by a leading film producer with many decades of film-making experience” and is a “tried-and-trusted panchromatic emulsion with a traditional feel”.

The film is available for pre-order via links in the above article and costs £4 a roll with a minimum order of three rolls.

Where to buy: Kosmo Foto

 

 

 

July 3rd 2017 – Rollei Vario Chrome 35mm

Rollei Vario Chrome

Rollei Vario Chrome

Whilst a bit of a surprise to the online community, the film has been on Macodirect’s PDF price list since February 2016 – it pays to dig deep!

According to manufacturer Macodirect, Rollei Vario Chrome is:

“…a versatile medium-speed color reversal film that is intended for photography under low-level daylight illumination or under other light sources using proper filtration.”

“Rollei Vario Chrome has a medium degree of sharpness and its image results are characterized by a slightly visible grain and a warmish, vintage like image tone.”

Its broad exposure latitude makes Rollei Vario Chrome the perfect companion for changing daylight conditions. Vario Chrome is DX-coded at 320 ISO but it can be exposed at effective speeds of 200/24° to 400/27° ISO/ASA without any adjustments in developing. These qualities make this a high versatile film for general applications, including landscape, nature,  snapshot and portrait photography.”

Whilst a bit of a surprise to the online community, the film has been on Macodirect’s PDF price list since February 2016 – it pays to dig deep! The film is available from Macodirect’s website at a cost of €8.30 plus shipping per roll.

A review is incoming but in the meantime, you can find quite a few side-by-side exposure tests here.

Where to buy: Macodirect

 

 

 

July 26th – JCH Streetpan 400 – 120 format

JCH Streetpan 400 - 120 format

JCH Streetpan 400 – 120 format

As you’ll hopefully be aware, JCH Streetpan 400 in 35mm format was announced by Mr Japan Camera Hunter Bellamy Hunt back in March 2016 (on his birthday no less), and has quickly become a staple of film shooters the world over.

The film is incredibly flexible, pushes very well and even boasts sensitivity into the infrared range, as my guest review on JCH demonstrates.

So, it was only a matter of time before Bellamy bowed to pressure and released JCH Streetpan 400 in 120 format, right? Right.

Where to buy: full details here

 

JCH Streetpan 400 technical details

JCH Streetpan 400
NameJCH Streetpan 400
VendorJapan Camera Hunter
TypeBlack and white negative
Format35mm / 120 (TBA)
Speed (ISO)ISO 400
Development processIlford Ilfosol 3, ID-11, Ilford Perceptol
Kodak D-76, HC-110, XTOL
Rodinal
Rollei RLS
Rollei SUPERGRAIN
Exposure latitude-
Push processing+3 stops
Cross processing-
DatasheetCurrently unavailable

 

 

 

Updates

Update: #01 2017-02-28

Fixed some dates and corrected images.

 

Update: #0: 2017-02-28

We’ve had a request from representatives of Bergger to clarify that Pancro sheet film is actually available in 4X5, 5X7, 8X10, 11X14, 16X20, Whole Plate and other custom sizes. Great news!

In addition FILM Ferrania have started their countdown timer for the opening of their store (and preorders for FERRANIA P30® ALPHA!). Details below.

Bellamy Hunt at Japan Camera Hunter has been in touch to say that the 2nd run for JCH Streetpan in 35mm AND a new 120 run will be announced in March 2017.

 

Update: #03 2017-07-25

June 28th 2017 – CineStill Film announce Cinestill 50D in 120 format.

June 29th 2017 – Foto Mono 100 (35mm) from Kosmo Foto.

July 25th 2017 – Japan Camera Hunter announces JCH Streetpan 400 in 120 format.

 

 

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14 Comments

  1. M, if you get your hands on a roll of P30 then you can make a comparison to that Efke roll you shot! 🙂

    Reply
  2. Just when I’m trying to settle on a couple of film stocks, all of this temptation/distraction comes along…

    Reply
  3. Streetpan is not a new film. It’s just old agfa stock.

    Reply
    • Welcome Anonymous Coward!

      Reply
  4. Don’t forget Cinestill 800 has started shipping to indiegogo backers, but is not yet available to the public.

    Reply
  5. 10 rolls of that lomo stuff arrived today. So excited.

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    • I think i’ll give the XA a go. The cannisters doesn’t wear any DX code. So a camera with manual ISO settings is nessesary.

      Reply
  6. It’s getting better and better!!! 🙂

    Reply

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