Lomography Potsdam 100 - 35mm Film
The 35mm version of Lomography's Potsdam cine film range is here! A silver-heavy panchromatic B&W cinema film: cut from German cine stock specially for Lomography and launched in Spring 2019! High-contrast and fine-grained, unleash your inner movie-maker to create legendary images. Also available in 120 format.
Lomography has been at the forefront of the analogue revolution for decades. Starting in 1992 with some Viennese students falling in love with the aesthetic of a particular Soviet camera (the iconic LC-A) - they founded a movement and a company that would introduce a new generation to the joys of plastic cameras and experiemental film. Periodically innovating new cameras for existing formats - and sometimes bringing back formats specially for their cameras! - they are vibrant and creative
All sample photos (c) Lomography
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 your Lomography Potsdam Kino Film 35mm B&W ISO100 today and dive back into the fun of 35 mm Lomography film photography!
Having seen some of the reviews and Sample photos, I was keen to try this film out. It isn't the cheapest B&W Film but I got it on a special offer.
I was particularly impressed with the shots of buildings, which came out beautifully contrasty and with very little in the way of grain - resizing the scans for this review almost obliterated any grain.
Where it didn't shine so much was in very bright scenes, with lots of sky, probably due to being under exposed by my camera's meter - these pictures seemed much more flat and with far more in the way of grain.
I tried this out in an Olympus Trip 35. I got some mixed results. I think some shots, especially landscapes in bright sunlight are short of definition but those of buildings and closer subjects are better. Be interesting to see how it does in low light.
Fantastic, contrasty, rich film, with just the right balance of contrast and grain. If you want your shots to look like a classic movie, this is the film for you. Also known as Orwo UN54+, a cinematic film from Germany, though only available from Lomography in 120 format which is amazing. Works amazingly in both formats, it's my go-to black and white film for anything from street, architecture or landscape shooting. I've not really tried it yet for portraits but it'll be in my bag when I do.
Easy to develop in Bellini Hydrofen or Kodak/Bellini D96 for a more cinematic look.
This film is another first for me. I’ve not shot this before. In fact, the roll sat around a little while as I couldn’t decide what to do with it. I’ve recently had my old Ilford Sportsman camera serviced and put back into working order. I wanted to run a black and white film through it for a more vintage feel. Seemed like it was time to try the Potsdam.
Shot at box speed the film delivered some beautiful tones and a very low grain. I especially love detail in black and white films and this one delivers. The 45mm lens on the Sportsman resolved some lovely images with a wonderful vintage feel. The photographs look like they could have easily been taken in the 1950s. The film has wonderful contrast with gorgeous blacks. I was pleasantly surprised with this film and it will certainly keep a roll or two lying around.
One note of caution. This is the second roll of Lomography film that I’ve noticed was very stiff to wind on in the camera. Lomography Purple was the other. My Praktica pulled that out of the canister which made rewinding it impossible. This film felt the same so I was super cautious when getting near the end of the roll. I don’t know if this is common with Lomography film in 35mm, but wind with caution!
Sharp, great tones, good grain, Needs care exposing it.
In grumpy old man mode, I only got 35 exposures off the film, despite using an olympus OM body; I usually get 37! If it says 36 exposures on the box........