FPP Super Positive - 35mm Film

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Description

This film was originally used to capture and study fingerprints. Technical name: a Dactylographic film šŸ§

This means it has excellent detail, it has an incredibly low ISO...and if you develop it in normal B&WĀ chemicals it will return a POSITIVE i.e. slide film!

Notes from FPP's Michael Raso -Ā "When shooting such (an inā€‹ā€‹credible!) low asa, I shoot in daylight with my lens fully open at about 1/10th or 1/15th sec. I highly recommend the Gossen Luna Pro F light meter. It dials down to iso 0.8."

More detail can be found in our Super Positive review article.

Recommended developer times:

  • Kodak D76 - 6 minutes at 20 Ā°C
  • Kodak Xtol stock - 8 minutes, 5/5 agitation at 20 Ā°C
  • Kodak Xtol 1+1 - 14 minutes at 20 Ā°C

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Specification

Format: 35mm
Colour: B&W
Type: Slide
ISO: 0.8
Exposures: 24
Pack size: 1

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ToĀ understand more about theĀ details above you canĀ check out our film guideĀ or if you want some inspiration then head over to our page onĀ choosing your next film.

About FPP

FPP is short-hand for the Film Photography Project: a US-based collection of projects headed up by the charismaticĀ Mike Raso. They are most famous within the global film community for their podcast (entering it's 10th year in existence) as well as the associated School Camera Donation Program whereby donations are sought and sorted to bring analogue photography back into high schools and colleges all over the country. Not only that but Mike also runs the FPP store which sells a multitude of analogue film products all over the US and hand-rolls a fantastic selection of unique films. We are honoured to bring some of those films to the European market and hope you enjoy shooting them as much as Mike has making them!

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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 your FPPĀ Super PositiveĀ 35mm Film and dive back into the fun ofĀ 35mm film photography!

The Analogue WonderLab

When youā€™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!) weā€™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. Weā€™ll do the rest!

So buy the bundle and relax into the shooting process, knowing that youā€™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 Ā£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 parcelā€™s journey all the way to safe arrival.

Please note that it is not a signed service so you wonā€™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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Visit our Wall of Inspiration to read different film reviews and see images from our talented Analogue Wonderland community.

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Customer Reviews

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Joe Horner
Perfect for: Landscapes, Architecture, Creative/Abstract
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Interesting film but demanding!

Set out with a roll of this in my trusty Chinon CE5, with tripod in tow, on a very sunny day around the local coast path.

I'd worked out that I should (just) be able to shoot hand-held as long as I stuck to my fastest (f1.7) lens. Yes, it was possible, but be warned that this emulsion does NOT like under exposure!

On a couple of shots I pushed my luck by no more than a stop and was rewarded with almost uniform grey negatives that, by eye, had nothing at all on them. Scanning showed that there was something there but with so much noise they were unuseable. Which is a shame seeing as one was of a pod of dolphins that appeared, leaving me cursing that I hadn't loaded something more suitable :D I've included that shot in the examples to give some idea of what just one stop under exposure can do to this film!

But, when you give it enough light, you're rewarded with a wonderfully vintage look except without any of the grain associated with old photos. Not just "low grain" or "minimal grain" but, scanning at 3200DPI, no grain. Not even on wide open skies. You also get long enough exposures to get as much motion blur as you could ever want

The contrast range is a little compressed, needing some playing with scanner settings, although after one roll I'm not sure if that's a characteristic of the film or an effect of my guestimated development times. I used ID11 stock at the same 6 minute recommendation as for D76, which usually works ok but who knows with such a quirky film?

Really enjoyed shooting this and will definitely be visiting it again because I have another roll in my stock. Not 100% sure I'll buy more once that's gone but I suspect I will because there's real potential there if I can learn to tap it!

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Peter Redvers Jenkins
Perfect for: Landscapes, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Creative/Abstract
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
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Second attempt with this film

Thought I would give this film a second try As it was designed for photographing fingerprints and therefore fine detail I thought I would try it D96 for 8 min with a total failure. The image needed a great deal of cleaning up in photoshop and gauging the right exposure was a problem. It is not a film I will return to because of my lack of success with this film

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Peter Redvers Jenkins
Perfect for: Pinhole/Long-Exposure
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: https://www.flickr.com/photos/redversphotography/
A demanding film to work with

Tried two attempts with this specialised film My first attempt was developing with D76 at the recommended time of 6 min this seemed a tad underdeveloped so the second attempt I increased the development time to 8 min. Still not sure that this was long enough. I hesitate to use this film again because of the and its limited use for me. In the right situation this could be a useful film but not for me

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Clive West
Perfect for: Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Creative/Abstract
Looking forward to the results

This film appealed as I am teaching a GCSE Photography class and wanted the students to try something different. It has really made them think about selecting the correct camera settings. The added bonus I'd that the exposed film should create a positive film strip. We can't wait to see the results.