Rollei Blackbird - 35mm Film
It's back! Rollei's most creative black-and-white film: deliberately dramatic while retaining high detail and excellent sharpness. A wonderful film for exploring scenes with lots of contrast and atmosphere for producing jaw-dropping photographs.
They have only released limited quantities of their 2020 production run, so don't wait to stock up!
To understand more about the details above you can check out our film guide or if you want some inspiration then head over to our page on choosing your next film. And if you want the full details about the film, including technical information, read about Rollei RPX over on EMULSIVE.
As a company Rollei is most famous for it's cameras - particularly the iconic twin-lens Rolleiflex - but this German-based company founded in 1920 has also had a long history of making B&W films. Unfortunately the parent company didn't survive the digital revolution of the 90s/00s but the brand survives today under licence to AgfaPhoto - who continue to support emulsions old and new.
For more information about the brand check out our bio of Rollei
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 Rollei Blackbird 35mm Film B&W ISO 100 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
It´s the first time i have used a low speed ISO film and I was shocked I had good negs. I developed the film with Ilfotec DDX and and gambled a bit with developing times. But I was so happy I could get a print with such beautiful details. I could not be more pleased and I would like to but again for flowers and shoot around the house when the weather is bad.
The pictures are taken with a mobile phone so apologies for the quality, the prints are glorious IMHO.
Posting cropped pictures to see close up details
This was the first roll of film I’ve shot in over 15 years - having been a little bored due to my usual shooting being a non-starter due to lockdown, I decided to get myself a little rangefinder (Olympus 35RC) and give film a go. I was instantly impressed when I saw the sheer amount of choice in all the different types of film.
Luckily I had a nice, crisp, bright (but very cold) day to shoot, this was helpful due to the low iso of Blackbird.
I love the sharpness and contrast, it really made the most of the conditions. I will definitely be using it again - if the sun ever reappears!
As soon as I find out this is a high contrast film I have to try it out.
What an amazing film sharp fine grain and high contrast. What more could I ask for.
So I bought a couple just to try some low ISO stuff, and I took the creative message to heart so played around with the lighting. I am really impressed with how the photos have come out, they've preserved the lighting and contrast keeping the mood which I was working with, I was clearing out my Granddads house at the time. With macro shots this is great at capturing the detial. I am now waiting for a good time/shoot to go and use the other one on, it's such a shame they don't do this film in 120 as well. I will have to stock up when I can afford it.
I’m a big fan of Rollei films, particularly Retro 80s and Superpan 200 so, with high hopes for Blackbird Creative I wasn’t disappointed. Shooting with my Nikon FG in poor light in Lyme Regis, just before lockdown was not ideal conditions for a 64 ISO film but I found it incredibly tolerant and produced fine results with rich, dense blacks, fine detail and incredible contrast,
I developed my single role in ID-11 using the standard development times listed and this provided very pleasing results, I will definitely try this film again!