Washi S Film 35mm B&W ISO 50 - Sound Recording Film

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Perfect for an exploration of the senses, Washi S is an emulsion designed for sound recording - the unique requirements of its source mean this 35mm film has ultra high definition, strong contrast and very fine grain.



Format: 35mm
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 50
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 S Film 35mm B&W ISO 50 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 when you purchase your film.

Please note that our long-term aim is to offer developing for every film that we sell, but this is a work-in-progress. For full details and FAQs please head here

How Does the Bundled Developing Work?

To make your analogue adventures even easier (and cheaper!) we’ve implemented the option to pre-pay for your processing when you buy your film. This means that you choose your developing and scanning options on this page, via the little tick-box above, and add everything to basket for an immediate 10% saving on all processing costs.

Your film will be dispatched in line with our usual shipping times (full details here) and you will also get an email with instructions on sending the film back to the WonderLab (with tracked shipping - on us!)

When you have shot the film - whether that takes you a day, month or year - you generate the free tracked postage label by following the simple instructions from the email, and pop it in the post with a note of your original order number. We’ll do the rest!

So buy the bundle and relax into the shooting process, knowing that you’ll get to see the final results from your photography, without having to reach for your wallet again.

Happy Shooting!

We send all parcels via TRACKED service - free in the UK for orders of film over £50.

This means that when you buy your film from us you will be emailed a tracking link at dispatch, and will be able to follow your parcel’s journey all the way to safe arrival.

Please note that it is not a signed service so you won’t need to be at home to receive your film, and our letterbox-friendly boxes fit through the vast majority of European letterboxes!

You will have different shipping options and costs at checkout, depending on how quickly you need your film. Please refer to the Delivery Details page for full information

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Greg Andrikopoulos
Perfect for: Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract
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If you like contrast then this is the film for you! I have shot a couple of rolls now and I like it a lot.
It gives some very interesting results. Requires very careful metering but the resulting mages can be very rewarding.
Reveals great textures when shot in even light.
It does not have much grain at all and can give incredible amount of detail when exposed properly.

Wes Hall
Perfect for: Beginners, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract
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Superb experiment to be continued!

I've been learning to use film again after some years, and thanks to a love of vintage lenses on my digital body, and meeting a new work colleague who is crazy about cameras, I purchased a Minolta Hi-Matic 7S.

I'm a fan of deep contrasts in my images and the appeal of black and white photography to me lies here.

The Washi S was exactly that! It paired well with the Minolta and a beginner who is still learning the camera (it was my second roll through it). About half the shots turned out well exposed, and this was in part due to experimenting with increasing the EV by 1 stop over what the camera was saying in very bright noon sun.

I would encourage anyone interested by this film to try it, it works great in street scenes and I found (by accident) is wonderful with water and glass reflections.

Perfect for: Landscapes, Street Photography, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Architecture, Creative/Abstract
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Not a beginner's film!

Captures light and glares in a very interesting way. However, needs a bit of practice to learn how to expose it correctly. Very strong contrast, perfect for sharp lines, bridges, buildings, and in general architectural photography.

Joe Horner
Perfect for: Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract
You want the contrast? You can't handle the contrast!

I picked up a roll of this in 35mm on my first order, and first foray into film photography for about 20 years, because I'd always liked contrast. Then, a couple of friends who shoot digital and habitually turn the contrast up full on graveyard shots commented that you "can't get that effect on film". Challenge accepted!

Ignoring the suggestion from Washi to shoot in diffuse light I headed to a graveyard I'd been meaning to visit on a cloudy with sunny spells day and... wow! Being used to wringing maximum contrast out of the likes of pushed HP5 I (naturally) shot most while the sun was between clouds. I should have listened to the makers and waited until it hid.

The shots that worked really worked, the ones that didn't were kind of a mess of "Black or white" and disappearing signposts, with essentially zero grain. Very careful metering is definitely the order of the day, and cloudy is probably a good idea as well! There are grey tones between the extremes, but blink & you'll miss them.

Probably better for architectural / street / generally man-made subjects because the detail in vegetation tended to get lost to the black or white effect unless it's silhouettes you're after . But for hard edges and defined shapes this could be a killer with a little familiarity. Portraits could also be interesting but I've never really got to grips with them so will leave that to others.

Think I could learn to absolutely love this film but that'll have to wait until it's back in stock because there's a definite learning curve for it so may take a few rolls. Also, I think next time stand processing rather than the datasheet's suggested 11 minutes in Rodinal 1+25 might be a safe move.

Will I buy again? Just try to stop me (oh, and I won the bet with the digital friends :P )

Perfect for: Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract
Super contrast, super sharp

This film has very low latitude and takes careful metering (or a willingness to experiment and perhaps lose a few frames) but does reward you with extremely fine grain and a sharp edge to detail. I shot a roll at the Notting Hill Carnival 2019 in a Hexar AF on auto exposure, and had some shots blow out almost completely, but when they worked I felt they had a great atmosphere.

I'd advise shooting in even light (for beginners) or metering carefully for the subject - overcast conditions, or consistent building shadows for street photography. You will simply not be able to capture detail in both bright and dark areas.

Note that this is hand rolled and not DX-coded, so you will need a camera that lets you manually select ISO. I stand developed for 1h in 1+100 Ilfotec LC29.