Kosmo Foto Mono ISO 100 35mm B&W Film
A fantastic-looking film takes inspiration from East European graphic art and the Space Race to bring some Soviet excitement to our cameras! This 35mm film ISO 100 is a long-established emulsion from a European film producer that will deliver black and white images with a beautiful grainy finish. Well-suited to sunny days and studio lighting, this B&W Kosmo Foto Mono is a very promising first outing from the brand.
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Kosmo Foto began life as blog (previously called Zorki Photo) in 2012 and quickly gained a big and loyal following thanks to the original and interesting content. Fast forward a few years and they are taking a front seat in the resurgence of analogue photography, producing their first film (Mono) - a rebrand of a less-well-known emulsion - in 2017. Sales have been strong and we hope to see much more of this brand in the coming years!
For more information about the brand check out our bio of Kosmofoto
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 Kosmo Foto Mono Film 35mm B&W ISO 100 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
This was my first time with B&W film, so inevitably my skills need improving. However, Kosmo Foto Mono is a great film for beginners, and the 100 ISO speed is forgiving. I used this in a variety of light conditions, and the results were consistently good. The vintage feel is there and gives this film real character. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to try B&W or experiment with a vintage, Soviet feeling film.
I’m a beginner/amateur photographer and loved this film. Produced nice high contrast images. Easy to achieve good shots. I followed my light meter and found images overexposed a little. The best shots were ones taken in dark places where I was worried they would end up too dark! Will keep this in mind when working with the second roll.
My camera's light meter is broken, so when I photographed on this film I was aware some of the shots might be overexposed or underexposed. They were mostly overexposed after developing, but I was able to pull some detail from the blacks. But I realised that the film is generally super dark - and I love the vibe! It's super vintage-y; when I look at my shots I can almost see and feel the age on it - almost as if they were taken in the 1930s. I definitely see the East-European influence on the film! Choose your subject wisely, winter is probably a good season to shoot this, and compose the frame with plenty of contrast, is my advice :)
I've shot two rolls of KosmoFoto 35mm so far, both somewhat experimental. The first was with a mid-1960s Zeiss Flektogon 20mm f4 mounted on an Ihagee Exa (a camera with a waist-level finder and only four shutter-speeds!), and the second was on a medium-format Mamiya 645 Pro with 80mm f1.9 (the fastest medium-format lens ever made!), using adapters to expose the sprocket-holes of 35mm film. I developed both rolls together in D-76 1+1 for 9 minutes at 20°C. I got relatively understated contrast, which is not a bad thing because the tonal range was rich and subtle, but I mention it because at least one other reviewer reported high contrast (maybe down to differences in developing?) The subtle contrast together with a bit more grain than you might expect from 100 ISO produces a soft-edged, retro look which I thought complemented the Flektogon 20mm really well. But don't take my word for it, have a look at the sample images and judge for yourself! (The image with sprocket holes was taken with the Mamiya and the rest with the Flektogon.)