Ferrania P30 35mm is the first film to emerge from the new life of Film Ferrania!
A brand new panchromatic ISO 80 B&W emulsion based on the historic cinema formula from the mid-20th Century.
It has gone through extensive original testing and is now ready for the wider world!
Expect rich contrast and detailed highlights for a strong final image - delivered by the high silver content and cinematic heritage.
Please note that Ferrania P30 has a narrower exposure latitude versus many black and white films, so spending time to get an accurate exposure will reap serious rewards.
Sample pics in order (c) Andrew Kaiser, Mark C Warner, Allison WebberAndrea Ulivi, Jason Little, Aaron Mitchell, Andrea Ulivi, and Massimiliano Terzi
Best Practices: Shooting and Developing P30
Film Ferrania have compiled their top hints and tips for getting the best out of P30 35mm film in a useful document that is available for free download here: P30 Best Practices
About Film Ferrania
The Ferrania brand has a long and illustrious history. Starting life as an explosives factory in the late 19th Century, the Italian plant was turned to producing cinema film in the 1920s. Riding the wave of analogue photography they quickly added consumer formats to their range but kept cinema as their core business.
The commercial success of films shot on Ferrania (including P30!) like the Oscar-winning movie 'Two Women' kept momentum throughout the later part of the 20th Century - with many Italian and European film-makers choosing to shoot with the Italian stock. The company also produced many films and film-chemicals for other brands.
The turn of the century brought the rise of digital and the inevitable pressure on financial security. The plant continued to operate in a reduced capacity until finally closing in 2010....until Nicola Baldini came to visit in 2012 and decided to restart the operation! A 2014 successful Kickstarter followed, along with many years of gathering the team and resources to deliver their goal of 'fundamentally changing the way you buy, use and process film in the 21st Century'.
P30 is now in continuous production, proudly Made In Italy, and is HERE TO STAY!
Read more about Ferrania in our launch blog here
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I had so much fun with this roll.
get creative with this film and play with iso and developing times. I shot these at 50 iso and developed as normal 80 iso. The high silver content coupled with slight over exposure and over development made the blacks very dark indeed. It also made some darker shades of red and brown render as jet black, like the bronze statue I have shared here.
this film wont be for everybody, but give in a go, go goth with your film. Enjoy the difference. Embrace the dark side
So this might be a Marmite film, if you love inky blacks and super high contrast then this dear heart is the film for you. would i buy it again,hmm maybe not. but that of course doesnt mean its not great film.