Update 02: 2018-09-20

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably wondered how many fresh film stocks are still in production and available for purchase today. With the help of Phil Harrison, I checked…and that’s where this multi-part series comes in.

This series details every single freshly produced film stock still made today. In each part, you will find details about the manufacturers, the film stocks themselves and sample photographs.

For clarity (and sanity), each article describes films sorted by vendor/brand name first, then the name of the stock.

For example:

  • ADOX >> ADOX CMS 20 II
  • ILFORD (Harman Technology) >> ILFORD HP5 PLUS
  • ILFORD (Harman Technology) >> Kentmere 400
  • Fujifilm >> Fujifilm Velvia 50 (RVP)

This list, whilst comprehensive, still needs your knowledge in order to make it 100% complete. With that in mind, there is a link to a submission form at the foot of this page, which will let you send over updates, sample images and other useful information that may have been missed or detailed incorrectly.

With introductions out of the way, let’s get stuck in with part 1, which covers each of the 18 film stocks still in production from ADOX through Dubblefilm. Here’s what’s covered:

 

 

ADOX films

The ADOX name traces back to the oldest photographic film manufacturer in the world, established in 1860. Rights to the name were obtained by Fotoimpex in 2003. A factory was subsequently established in Bad Sarrow, just outside of Berlin to convert and package films, papers and chemicals.

In 2015 the company acquired a medium-scale coating facility in Switzerland and in 2017 began work on expanding the Bad Sarrow facility to add film coating capability. The new factory should be operational by Q3 2018 and bring with it the re-release of CHS 100 – either Type II or Type III.

Further reading: Wikipedia

 

 

ADOX CMS 20 II

ADOX CMS 20 II is a low-speed ortho-panchromatic black and white negative film with a nominal sensitivity of ISO 20/14°. It is, according to ADOX, the sharpest, most fine-grained and highest resolving image recording system in the world.

The film cannot be developed in regular developers and in all formats, is coated on to a totally transparent polyester base, making it ideal for reversal processing as B&W slide film.

NameADOX CMS 20 IIADOX CMS 20 II Professional
VendorADOX
TypeBlack and white (negative)
Native ISO20
Format(s)35mm, 120, Sheet
35mm DX CodedYes
Spectral sensitivityOrtho-panchromatic
Normal ProcessBW
Cross processBW reversal
Push process
Exposure latitude±1/2 stop
Verified ManufacturerADOX

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Datasheet: Download the ADOX CMS 20 datasheet.

 

 

ADOX HR-50

ADOX HR-50 is an ISO 50/18º “superpanchromatical” film based on an emulsion commonly available for technical purposes. The film features ultrafine grain and can be used as an infrared film

The film is available in 35mm, 120 and 4×5 sheet format. The film is coated on a polyester (PET) base.

NameFilm - ADOX HR-50
VendorADOX
TypeBlack and white
Native ISO50
Format(s)35mm, 120, Sheet
35mm DX CodedYes
Spectral sensitivitySuperpanchromatic
Normal ProcessBW
Cross process-
Push process-
Exposure latitude-
Verified ManufacturerADOX

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Datasheet: Download the ADOX HR-50 datasheet.

 

 

ADOX Scala 160

ADOX SCALA is a black and white reversal film designed specifically for reversal processing. When reversal processed, optimal exposure should be at ISO 160.

SCALA is coated onto a clear triacetate base and features an increased silver content (in comparison to a negative film). The film is currently only available in 35mm format, although ADOX have stated that subject to manufacturing capability, other formats may become available in the future.

NameADOX Scala 160ADOX SCALA 160
VendorADOX
TypeBlack and white (reversal/slide)
Native ISO160
Format(s)35mm
35mm DX CodedYes
Spectral sensitivityPanchromatic
Normal ProcessBW reversal / Scala
Cross processBW
Push process2-stops: EI 640
Exposure latitude±1/2 stop
Verified ManufacturerADOX

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ADOX SILVERMAX 100

ADOX Silvermax 100 is a medium-speed black and white negative film with a nominal sensitivity of ISO 100/21°. It has a significantly increased silver content (30 percent higher silver when compared to regular black and white negative films).

Silvermax has an anti-halation layer between the emulsion and film base, which leads to a marked improvement in the detail contrast and very high sharpness. The film is coated onto a triacetate base and only available in 35mm format.

Read the ADOX SILVERMAX 100 review.

NameADOX SILVERMAX 100ADOX Silvermax 100
VendorADOX
TypeBlack and white (negative)
Native ISO100
Format(s)35mm
35mm DX CodedYes
Spectral sensitivityOrtho-panchromatic
Normal ProcessBW
Cross processBW reversal
Push process2-stops: EI 400
Exposure latitude±2 stops
Verified ManufacturerADOX

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Datasheet: Download the ADOX Silvermax 100 datasheet.

 

 

Agfa films

Agfa (Agfa-Gevaert from 1964 onwards), was one of the earliest European producers of glass plate and film products. From the early 1900’s until 2004, the company sold film and photographic film ranging from consumer and motion picture film to specialist medical and military use products.

Following the management buy out of its consumer film business in 2004 (which itself filed for bankruptcy one year later), the company no-longer produces or directly sells consumer film products. The company does, however, continue to produce sound recording/print film for the motion picture industry, aerial photography products, microfilms and other specialist photosensitive materials.

Further reading: Wikipedia

 

 

Agfa Copex Rapid

Agfa Copex Rapid is a low-speed panchromatic black and white film with a nominal sensitivity of ISO 50/18°. Excellent resolution, very fine grain and excellent acutance are characteristic of Copex Rapid. Copex Rapid is coated on a polyester base and ideal for reversal processing in the Scala process.

Copex Rapid remains one of the only Agfa films sold under that brand name. It is purchased, bulk loaded and sold by Macodirect in Germany.

NameAgfa Copex RapidAgfa Copex Rapid (35mm)
VendorAgfa
TypeBlack and white (negative)
Native ISO10
Format(s)35mm, 120
35mm DX CodedYes
Spectral sensitivityPanchromatic
Normal ProcessBW
Cross processBW reversal
Push process
Exposure latitude
Verified ManufacturerAgfa-Gevaert N.V.

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Datasheet: Download the Agfa Copex Rapid datasheet.

 

Agfaphoto films

Agfaphoto Holding Gmbh manages brand licencing rights for the technically-defunct Agfaphoto Gmbh – a company founded in 2004 as a management buyout of Agfa-Gevaert’s consumer film division (see the Agfa listing).

The Agfaphoto brand name is currently licensed to Lupus Imaging, who sell a number of rebranded 35mm consumer films under the APX, Vista and Precisa product names. The future of the latter two lines are in question, as the supplier of raw material (Fujifilm) continues its long and drawn out of the analogue photographic material and service market.

Further reading: Wikipedia

 

 

Agfaphoto APX 100

Agfaphoto’s APX 100 Professional is a medium speed (ISO 100/21°) black and white negative film. The film is suggested for use in “everyday situations, including architecture, landscape, documentation, and still-life photography”.

At the time of writing the film is rebrand Rollei RPX 100 and is coated on a triacetate base.

NameAgfaphoto APX 100Agfaphoto APX 100 (35mm)
VendorAgfaphoto
TypeBlack and white (negative)
Native ISO100
Format(s)35mm
4x5 glass plate (x10)
35mm DX CodedYes
Spectral sensitivityPanchromatic
Normal ProcessBW
Cross processBW reversal
Push process
Exposure latitude±3 stops
Verified ManufacturerRollei

Website: Analogue Wonderland

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Website: Macodirect

 

 

Agfaphoto APX 400

AgfaPhoto’s APX 400 Professional is an ISO 400/27° black and white negative film and suggested for “use in low-light conditions and with fast-moving subjects”. According to Agfaphoto, the film can effectively be pushed to EI 1600/33°

At the time of writing the film is rebrand Rollei RPX 400 and is coated on a triacetate base.

NameAgfaphoto APX 400Agfaphoto APX 400 (35mm)
VendorAgfaphoto
TypeBlack and white (negative)
Native ISO400
Format(s)35mm
35mm DX CodedYes
Spectral sensitivityPanchromatic
Normal ProcessBW
Cross processBW reversal
Push process
Exposure latitude±3 stops
Verified ManufacturerRollei

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Website: Analogue Wonderland

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Website: Macodirect

 

 

Arista films

Arista is a brand owned and sold by Freestyle Photographic Supplies, based in Los Angeles, California.

According to Freestlye, “several years ago, Freestyle sought to counter the trend of rising photo supply costs by introducing the Arista.EDU Ultra line of film and paper. In a time when industry heavyweights have exited the traditional photographic field, Arista.EDU Ultra provides students and educators a reliable supply of high quality and affordable photographic materials.”

Further reading: Freestyle Photographic Supplies

 

 

Arista.EDU ULTRA 100

Currently repackaged Fomapan 100 Classic, Arista’s.EDU ULTRA 100 is an ISO 100/21° panchromatic black and white negative film which responds well to push processing.

The film is sold in 35mm 36 exposure rolls, 35mm 100ft bulk-loading reels, 120 roll film and sheet formats. 120 and sheet film versions are coated on a polyester base. Both 35mm varieties are coated on polyester.

It should be noted that the latest 35mm/36 exposure inventory is not DX-coded and 100ft reels do not have frame numbers or edge markings.

NameArista.EDU Ultra 100Arista EDU ULTRA 100
VendorFreestyle Photo
TypeBlack and white (negative)
Native ISO100
Format(s)35mm, 120, Sheet
35mm DX CodedNo
Spectral sensitivity
Normal ProcessBW
Cross processBW reversal
Push process
Exposure latitude±2 stops
Verified ManufacturerFoma Bohemia

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Datasheet: Download the Arista.EDU Ultra 100 datasheet.

 

 

Arista.EDU ULTRA 200

Currently repackaged Fomapan 200 Creative, Arista’s.EDU ULTRA 200 is an ISO 200/24° panchromatic black and white negative film which responds well to push processing.

The film is sold in 35mm 36 exposure rolls, 35mm 100ft bulk-loading reels, 120 roll film and sheet formats. 120 and sheet film versions are coated on a polyester base. Both 35mm varieties are coated on polyester.

It should be noted that the latest 35mm/36 exposure inventory is not DX-coded and 100ft reels do not have frame numbers or edge markings.

NameArista.EDU Ultra 200Arista EDU ULTRA 100
VendorFreestyle Photo
TypeBlack and white (negative)
Native ISO200
Format(s)35mm, 120, Sheet
35mm DX CodedNo
Spectral sensitivityPanchromatic
Normal ProcessBW
Cross processBW reversal
Push process
Exposure latitude±2 stops
Verified ManufacturerFoma Bohemia

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Datasheet: Download the Arista.EDU Ultra 200 datasheet.

 

 

Arista.EDU ULTRA 400

Currently repackaged Fomapan 400 Action, Arista’s.EDU ULTRA 400 is an ISO 400/27° panchromatic black and white negative film which responds well to push processing.

The film is sold in 35mm 36 exposure rolls, 35mm 100ft bulk-loading reels, 120 roll film and sheet formats. 120 and sheet film versions are coated on a polyester base. Both 35mm varieties are coated on polyester.

It should be noted that the latest 35mm/36 exposure inventory is not DX-coded and 100ft reels do not have frame numbers or edge markings.

NameArista.EDU Ultra 400Arista EDU ULTRA 400
VendorFreestyle Photo
TypeBlack and white (negative)
Native ISO400
Format(s)35mm, 120, Sheet
35mm DX CodedNo
Spectral sensitivityPanchromatic
Normal ProcessBW
Cross processBW reversal
Push process
Exposure latitude±2 stops
Verified ManufacturerFoma Bohemia

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Datasheet: Download the Arista.EDU Ultra 400 datasheet.

 

 

BERGGER films

BERGGER was created in 1995 by Guy Gerard a former engineer at French manufacturer Guilleminot and his childhood friend, Daniel Boucher. The company seeks to continue the tradition of fine photographic materials started by his former employer over 130 years ago.

Initially selling products made partly or wholly by subcontractors and other partners such as Forte and ORWO, the company has refocused its attention on the creation of brand new, unique emulsions. Today’s BERGGER Pancro 400 is an example of this effort.

Further reading: BERGGER France

 

 

BERGGER Pancro 400

BERGGER Pancro 400 is a two-emulsion, black and white panchromatic negative film with a nominal sensitivity of ISO 400/27°. The film offers the look of a traditional-grained film, has excellent exposure latitude and push processing flexibility; and can be developed in a BW reversal process to produce slides

In 35mm format, the film is coated on a triacetate base. 120 roll film and sheet formats use a polyester base. When developed, the film requires a prewash and one additional minute of fixing.

Read the multi-format, multi-part BERGGER Pancro 400 review.

NameBERGGER Pancro 400Bergger Pancro 400 35mm
VendorBergger
TypeBlack and white (negative)
Native ISO400
Format(s)35mm, 120, Sheet, Custom
35mm DX CodedYes
Spectral sensitivityPanchromatic
Normal ProcessBW
Cross processBW reversal
Push process4-stops: EI 3200
Exposure latitude±3 stops
Verified ManufacturerBERGGER

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Buy: Macodirect

Datasheet: Download the Bergger Pancro 400 datasheet.

 

 

CineStill Film

Cinestill is famous for its signature “preremoved” motion picture films, Cinestill 800T and CineStill 50D – Kodak VISION3 500T 5219 and VISION3 50D 5203 respectively.

At the time of Cinestill 800T’s release, the world of colour motion picture film as a still photography medium was still relatively small. Colour motion picture films come with a special “remjet” layer, which requires specific attention in development and cannot be simply washed away by traditional consumer minilabs.

Cinestill’s process of removing the remjet layer from the unexposed film without damaging the emulsion single-handedly opened up the beauty of motion picture film to everyone with access to develop C-41 film at home or in a lab.

In early 2016 the company took to Indiegogo to bring their 35mm films to 120 and 4×5 formats and began fulfilment later that year. Although the 4×5 version remains a backer-only product at the time of writing, the company has stated that bringing it to market is among their future plans.

Further reading: Wikipedia

 

 

CineStill Xpro C-41 50 (50D)

CineStill Xpro C-41 50 Daylight is a low-speed colour negative film with a nominal sensitivity of ISO 50/18°. The film is a “preremoved” version of the finest-grained colour negative film available today; Kodak VISION3 50D 5203, a motion picture film stock.

In both 35mm and 120 formats, the film is coated on a triacetate base. The removal of the remjet layer effectively removes any anti-halation from the film, which will result in an increased halo effect on 35mm film, especially when shot in low light.

The backing paper of 120 format film helps to reintroduce anti-halation and as a result, both films produce slightly different results.

NameCineStill 50 Daylight Xpro C-41CineStill 50D 35mm
VendorCinestill
TypeMotion picture color (negative)
Native ISO50
Format(s)35mm, 120
35mm DX CodedYes
Spectral sensitivity-
Normal ProcessECN-2
Cross processC-41
Push process2-stops: EI 200
Exposure latitude±5 stops
Verified ManufacturerKodak

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CineStill Xpro C-41 800 Tungsten (800T)

CineStill Xpro C-41 800 Tungsten is a high-speed color negative film with a nominal sensitivity of ISO 800/30°. Xpro C-41 800 Tungsten produces atmospheric, warm, coordinated colors in artificial light. This unique film is suitable for all available light situations and can be used in daylight with an 85B warming filter.

The film is a “preremoved” version of Kodak VISION3 500T 5219, which refers to the removal of the film’s remjet layer, meaning it can be developed in normal consumer film labs without issue.

As with Cinestill 50D, 35mm and 120 format versions of the film are coated on a triacetate base; and the lack of a remjet layer means there is no anti-halation layer on either version of this film.

NameCineStill 800 Tungsten Xpro C-41CineStill 800T 35mm
VendorCinestill
TypeMotion picture color (negative)
Native ISO800
Format(s)35mm, 120
35mm DX CodedYes
Spectral sensitivity-
Normal ProcessECN-2
Cross processC-41
Push process2-stops: EI 3200
Exposure latitude±5 stops
Verified ManufacturerKodak

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Cinestill BWXX

Cinestill BWXX is repackaged Kodak EASTMAN DOUBLE-X (5222) film, black and white negative film made for the motion picture industry. The film is currently only available in 35mm and smaller formats and is coated on a triacetate base.

NameCinestill BWXX (Double-X)CineStill BWXX 35mm
VendorCinestill
TypeMotion picture black and white (negative)
Native ISO250
Format(s)35mm
35mm DX CodedNo
Spectral sensitivityPanchromatic
Normal ProcessBW
Cross processBW reversal
Push process4-stops: EI 4000
Exposure latitude±5 stops
Verified ManufacturerKodak

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Datasheet: Download the Kodak EASTMAN Double-X 5222 datasheet.

 

 

dubblefilm

Dubblefilm started as a mobile phone app, inspired by the analogue film community. Four years after its release, the company decided it was time to “get real” and create their own film stock – the first digital-to-analogue business in the film photography industry.

Working in collaboration with KONO! The Reanimated Film, dubblefilm currently provide four stocks, BUBBLEGUM, MONSOON, MOONSTRUCK and SUNSTROKE, created using a unique manufacturing process.

Further reading: dubblefilm

 

 

dubblefilm BUBBLEGUM

Reanimated with a unique colour tone that produces exceptional and unconventional colours. As shooting conditions vary so will the effect. Colour negative film 35mm, 24 exposure, C-41 process.

New stock is DX-coded and coated on an acetate base.

Namedubblefilm BUBBLEGUMdubblefilm BUBBLEGUM EDITION
Vendordubblefilm
TypeColor (negative)
Native ISO200
Format(s)35mm
35mm DX CodedYes
Spectral sensitivity-
Normal ProcessC-41
Cross process
Push process
Exposure latitude±3 stops
Verified ManufacturerKodak

Buy: dubblefilm

Buy: KONO!

 

 

dubblefilm MONSOON

Reanimated with a unique colour tone that produces exceptional and unconventional colours. As shooting conditions vary so will the effect. Colour negative film 35mm, 24 exposure, C-41 process.

New stock is DX-coded and coated on an acetate base.

Namedubblefilm MONSOONdubblefilm MONSOON EDITION
Vendordubblefilm
TypeColor (negative)
Native ISO200
Format(s)35mm
35mm DX CodedYes
Spectral sensitivity-
Normal ProcessC-41
Cross process
Push process
Exposure latitude±3 stops
Verified ManufacturerKodak

Buy: Dubblefilm

Buy: KONO!

 

 

dubblefilm MOONSTRUCK

Reanimated with a unique colour tone that produces exceptional and unconventional colours. As shooting conditions vary so will the effect. Colour negative film 35mm, 24 exposure, C-41 process.

New stock is DX-coded and coated on an acetate base.

Namedubblefilm SUNSTROKEdubblefilm SUNSTROKE EDITION
Vendordubblefilm
TypeColor (negative)
Native ISO200
Format(s)35mm
35mm DX CodedYes
Spectral sensitivity-
Normal ProcessC-41
Cross process
Push process
Exposure latitude±3 stops
Verified ManufacturerKodak

Buy: Dubblefilm

Buy: KONO!

 

 

dubblefilm SUNSTROKE

Reanimated with a unique colour tone that produces exceptional and unconventional colours. As shooting conditions vary so will the effect. Colour negative film 35mm, 24 exposure, C-41 process.

New stock is DX-coded and coated on an acetate base.

Namedubblefilm SUNSTROKEdubblefilm SUNSTROKE EDITION
Vendordubblefilm
TypeColor (negative)
Native ISO200
Format(s)35mm
35mm DX CodedYes
Spectral sensitivity-
Normal ProcessC-41
Cross process
Push process
Exposure latitude±3 stops
Verified ManufacturerKodak

Buy: Dubblefilm

Buy: KONO!

 

 

Ending part one

We’ve only just scratched the surface. To summarise part one and underline this whole endeavour, I will say this: there are plenty of folks out there telling us that film is gone, dead and irrelevant but thankfully, there are more of us shouting back and, shooting and doing the good work of continuing production.

To everyone on this side of the fence, keep at it. There’s so much more to look forward to over the coming years.

I can’t sign off part one without another hat-tip to Phil Harrison. I started collecting the information you see here — and a lot more — but if it hadn’t been for Phil, I’m not sure I’d have had the motivation to complete the list. Thank you, Phil.

See part two for every film from Ferrania to Hillvale and remember, keep shooting, folks.

~ EMULSIVE

 

 

Updates

Update 01: 2018-08-19
Added new store links for most films; updated Agfa Copex Rapid formats; removed Agfaphoto Vista Plus and CT Precisa films following official discontinuation.

Update 01: 2018-09-20
Added ADOX’s new HR-50 film. 

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20 COMMENTS

  1. @falcos2012 Take it into Jessops (High Street photography retailers). For a fiver for each film they send it to Germany for E6 / C41 processing. I’ve had Provia 120 developed this way and the lab are consistent and reliable.

  2. Nicely done. It is inspirational to see someone undertaking a project of such proportions, and the fact that you are sharing it with we ‘silver surfers’ is nothing short of magnanimous. I’m a big fan of Adox CMS 20, the Rollei Retro lineup (especially the 8 x 10 100 Tonal) and Efke.

  3. This is a fantastic effort! What a great resource of information. I would like to say that if your readers have not tried or do not use Bergger Pancro film that they shoot a roll or two of it. I think it’s the best panchromatic film available right now.

  4. Well done that man! Of particular attention to me is the information on ADOX Scala:) I would love to shoot this film both in 135 & 120 as a slide film:) Sadly, there are no UK Labs currently offering that service:( There are plenty in France & Germany, but I cannot afford the postage:( So, come on UK Labs, this is a niche waiting to be filled!
    Regards,
    P.S.Thank you Mr Emulsive for the lend of your Yashica 124G:) Jingu misses him terribly!

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