The Wall of Inspiration: Choose Your Next Film

All the reviews and sample shots from our community - collected into a central film-based Wall of Inspiration! Take your time, flick through, browse, and find your next film of choice...

NB: all sample shots remain the property and (c) of the artist. If you wish to contribute to the project and submit your own film review then head to the relevant product page and click 'Write a Review'

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Very useful books

Love these little books. Very useful and will be buying more when available again.

Fun little badge

Good quality as always. Added to my camera strap

Very nice

Good quality as usual.

Lovely pin badge

Lovely addition to my camera strap.

Another great patch

This is my second patch and its great, good quality and easy to apply.

good quality patch

Easy to apply and good quality.

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CineStill 800T - 35mm Film
George Partridge
Perfect for: Portraits, Landscapes, Studio work, Low light/Night
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Accreditation Handles: George Partridge
Excellent film. Good quality

I decided to shoot 800t in daylight without any filter and I'm pleased with the results. I did have light leak issues with my camera so I will be revisiting 800t in the future and will probably shoot it in low light.

Perfect for: Landscapes, Street Photography
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: George Partridge
versatile and fun to shoot

Mtn100 was a very fun film to shoot for me and I enjoy its tones and grain. I used it for landscapes. Personally I recommend it for this use.

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work, Low light/Night
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: https://jimgravesphoto.blogspot.com/
In the woods

I finally shot my last roll of Retropan for some woodland photography near my home. I'm not sure if this will ever be sold again, so I just wanted to put one last photo here to remind folks what Retropan was good at. Contrast. Spring has definitely arrived here in the north west of England and that means a lot of the footpaths in the local woodland are enclosed by the greenery above. This is where Retropan thrived, the ability to shoot slow speeds at small f stops in my Agfa Isolette 1 brought out the contrast as I made my way through the woods. Dark shadows mixed with the light filtering through the leaves to produce images I am rather pleased with. I could have sat on this film for years, keeping it frozen, but it deserved to be used and remembered for the fine film it truly was. If Foma were ever to bring out a new version of Retropan, I will be buying it.

Perfect for: Street Photography, Creative/Abstract, Low light/Night
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: IG: @ipsmithonfilm
Lovely grain!

If you’re a fan of nice grainy black and white then this is the roll for you! Loaded in the point and shoot to take some party shots, the nice chunky grain did them justice.

Perfect for: Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: https://jimgravesphoto.blogspot.com/
Great for sunny days

I have been getting acquainted with my Goodman Zone Z1 and I decided to see how it fared with Ilford FP4. I chose a really sunny day and wandered off around the local nature trails and farm roads not far from my home. I am very impressed with how my Goodman Zone Z1 handled FP4. I got some great contrast on the blossoming Hawthornes I found on my walk and I have a few more rolls to play with through the year. I could have done with a few clouds to add to the scenery, but where I live you make the most of take a sunny day when it comes. I have shot several rolls of FP4 in 35mm, but this was my first time shooting 120 and it wont be my last.

Accreditation Handles: instagram.com/sarathykorwar
Great job! Very pleased

Super efficient and communicate through the entire process. AW made sending the film to them very convenient and I can think of no reason why I wouldn't get the to develop film again. Overall a great experience and can't wait to shoot more film!

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: Jack Peilow - @JPeilow
Surprised (but not really)

Kodak Gold 120 gives you exactly what you would expect from a Kodak emulsion. Obviously it differs from the "pro grade" portras but not by much. The biggest difference I would say is not the same latitude but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I'm not sure why I was expecting something terrible but I did. The truth is, the grain is wonderful, the colours are brilliant, the price is obviously a winner. I like it, I will continue using it and testing it and I recommend that you do too! 5 Stars for sure, can't tell you if it's good for studio, lowlight, pinhole as I've not tested.

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Kodak Gold 120 Film
michael.tuck2@gmail.com
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Landscapes, Street Photography, Travel
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Incredible Detail, Amazing Color & Great Price

It was exciting when the film was announced recently. I took this film to Seville with my GW690ii.

I loved the detail and fine grain as well as the amazing golden glow that comes from gold. Would recommend portra still though for portraits as skin tones seems slightly off.

Gives a great nostalgic film aesthetic and it's fantastic it's at a more affordable price!

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Ilford FP4 Plus - 35mm Film
Catherine Bedford
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: @catherine.bedford.photography
Excellent film

I love this film. Excellent contrast and consistent results. I develop in Ilford LC29 and the grain size is fine, even when I enlarge to 16 x 12.

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Landscapes, Architecture
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: Neville Watkins
A Layman's View

Well, I've tried a few black and white films by now and Ilford HP5 is among the best. I like the tones, and it has a lovely smooth texture with excellent detail. I don't know what else to tell you really. It's not one of the top films for nothing.

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: Ian Simmons
Analogue Wonderland Newbie - Now my one stop film shop!

First time of using AW to process the first film taken on my recently purchased Nikon F100.

So impressed with the whole process. Sending the film(s) is super easy and the communication and return is very quick.

Going to be taking a lot more film photos this year alongside my trusty Nikon Z cameras!

The photos are taken on Kodak Gold 200, Nikon F100, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8S and Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR.

The results were excellent given that I didn't know how the camera itself would be (you can't always believe what sellers tell you). But, both camera and film worked perfectly and has inspired and rekindled my love of analogue photography.

Already purchased some HP5 and Portra 400 :-).

Looking forward to sending the next film to AW to be processed. I know I won't be disappointed.

Accreditation Handles: instagram.com/rufflemuffin
Finally developed my photos!

Wonderland have been great. Quick process to also correct me sending the wrong film and sorting out charging for it. Really pleased with the results and excited to get back into film again.

Accreditation Handles: @nickorbellmedia
Really well done job!

Ektar 100 shot on my Konica c35. Really good job done with my film! I will be using them again! This was my first roll shot on film and was really excited to see what I had shot. I also love the idea of the recycled packaging, keeping green and reducing waste!

Great!

First time using the lab to get my photos developed and it won't be my last. Process was easy and straightforward, turnaround was fast and the quality of scans were great and all for an affordable price. Loved accessing my photos on my account rather than WeTransfer, don't know many Labs that do this! Thanks!

Perfect for: Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: @angleseysupsurfer
Intense

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, Beginners, Landscapes, Travel
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: Instagram - tobylagos_

First time purchasing the film and it was well worth it. Happy with the results, great for a sunny day :)

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Street Photography
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: @johnosola
Great little film

Really enjoy the colours and vibe of this film. Great results but does need a loads of light for the best results. Quite grainy but that's to be expected with this film size. 10/10 would buy again.

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Street Photography, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: Ma77hew_96 (Instagram)
Selfie Time!

Unfortunately, AW don't have this stock in 9x12cm, so I had to keave a review on the nearest size.

Very good quality when you use Ilfosol 3 at 1+9 dilution. Doesn't work so well in Ilfotec DD-X.

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Architecture, Travel, Studio work
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: Ma77hew_96 (Instagram)
A. M. A. Z. I. N. G!

Couldn't find the 120 format on here at the moment. The picture was 120 not 35mm. In any case, the quality is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.