Rollei Ortho Film 120 B&W ISO 25
Our Price: £8.50 GBP100175
This 120 film is a highly-technical emulsion which means it needs bright light but will reward you with very fine detail, strong contrast and high tonal sensitivity - particularly in medium format. Perfect for images where accuracy and definition are essential - scientific photography at its best!
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 Ortho 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 Ortho Film 120 B&W ISO 25 today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
There isn't much information about this that I could find, but it's a fun film to shoot and gives wonderfully low grain output. I shot a roll of this through a 6x12 Pinhole and processed in Ilfotec HC - lovely results, but ultimately no better than FP4+ let alone Pan F for Pinhole.
Nothing won't with this film in the slightest - but it's not going to be one is my favourites. Sticking with Ilford for now!
I bought this film to use with a 1935 camera shooting 6x9cm negatives designed for the older orthochromatic film (rather than the modern panchromatic film). At iso 25 it is not the fastest and so I either used with a tripod (1/2 second exposure, f/22 hyperfocal) or hand-held on a very sunny day (1/50 second exposure, f/5.6). The shots came out very well and looked quite different to more modern film types. There was good tonal range and fairly low contrast, overall a pleasant vintage feel. After getting the results back from this first roll I bought another three rolls. I plan to shoot at least one roll in a more modern camera.
The low iso is limiting but usable, it is in any case what photographers had to use in the early days and they managed some great photos, so why not give it a try?