Washi D - 35mm Film

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The unusual ISO rating of the Washi D 35mm film (500) is matched by its unusual origins - that of a surveillance film used for military aerial recon missions and aerospace tests.

Expect high contrast, moderate grain, and a general spy feeling when using...


Format: 35mm
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 500
Exposures: 36
Pack size: 1


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Where we ship

When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy Washi D Film 35mm B&W ISO 500 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!

The Analogue WonderLab

When you’ve shot your roll of film and are looking to get it developed and scanned, then look no further than the Analogue WonderLab!

We can process your film for you, scan it at the resolution you need, and email back the files quickly and securely.

We offer FREE tracked shipping to our lab so that you can send us your negatives with total peace of mind. And our lab team are all passionate film shooters themselves, so you know that your film will get the best possible treatment!

Head to the WonderLab page here to read more details, or add the bundled developing above (if available) when you purchase your film.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Perfect for: Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel
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Accreditation Handles: @angleseysupsurfer

I was worried reading some of the reviews about how contrasty this film was that I'd been using it in the wrong situations, but I think it's given me some of my fave snaps so far

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder
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Accreditation Handles: George Partridge
An interesting film

I enjoyed shooting this roll of film and I find its back story very interesting. Some pictures came out great and some not very good but I think this is more my fault than the films. I recommend this film

Perfect for: Portraits, Landscapes
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Accreditation Handles: @new_film_era
Great film

This film has some really lovely outcomes. I love the grain and the contrast in well lit shots. I shot this film over the Christmas in my OM-1 with a 135mm lens.

From reading reviews I went against developing from home and had it developed by analogue wonder lab. This is down to how fragile the film is. Due to this and how it photographs in darker scenes I would rather shoot something like HP5 as I can predict the end result with more ease and save money on developing.

Perfect for: Landscapes, Architecture, Creative/Abstract
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Accreditation Handles: Insta @yantmk
Washi D developed by AW

I had the expected light leaks on a few frames, which did complement one shot. I got mine developed by the wonder lab, but did notice the thinness of the film that home developers have mentioned in other reviews.

I'm happy with the results I got and will be experimenting more with it, when I've a subject it suits.

Joe Horner
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel
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Accreditation Handles: Joe Horner
More punch that Muhammed Ali and slightly easier to tame!

This film seems to get pretty mixed reactions so I approached it with a little trepidation. Shooting wasn't an issue, in an old Canon AE-1, set to box speed. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect, or what would suit the film, so treated it as a sort mixed snapshot roll around and about in Llangollen on a bright overcast day.

But there was still the often mentioned development "issues" to handle. What worked for me was:

Bone dry AP reel, ignore the suggestions to add a "normal film" leader because that just increases resistance, have a very shallow chamfer on the leader so it can't escape easily from the spiral, load directly from cassette (DON'T rewind fully!), start it onto the reel in room light, and wind GENTLY but smoothly. If there's any sign of sticking, wriggle the spiral back & forth a few times to free it up. Went in first time in about 5 minutes :)

Development was in Rodinal 1+50 for 11 minutes, 4 inversions at the start of each minute. The negatives looked a little thin in the shadows but there was plenty of detail in most of them once scanned. Did need to shift the centre of the levels slightly in post for some shots to bring it out. Next roll may try metering at a more normal 400ISO just to lift things a little.

The results were exactly the sort of in-yer-face contrast that I love but without the grain that so often accompanies that look. Detail is fantastic, especially given the old glass it was shot through, and there's plenty of tonal subtlety despite the contrast.

I did suffer signs of light piping on the first 3 to 4 frames but I'd read the warnings and ignored them - loaded it outdoors in fairly bright shade - so can't blame the film for that. Even so, only the very first frame was really spoilt by it, the next 2 or 3 had slight perforation marks at the edges which could be easily cropped.

Overall, I found this a really satisfying film to shoot and really looking forward to the next couple of rolls now I know what to expect when choosing subjects.