Rollei Retro 400S - 120 Film
A reliable and good-looking black and white medium format film, this emulsion will suit most shooting situations and consistently deliver images with great detail quality and retro look.
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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.
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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 Rollei Retro 400S Film 120 B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
I shot this film with a dark red /infared filter. Due to its red sensitivity it can be used as an alternative to IR film. I shot it at iso 6 and was very pleased with the results. Recommended for people wanting something different.
Lovely contrast and tones. Only lost detail in the very darkest of shadows (the yard photo) but the light was really strong and I didn't want to blow the highlights and lose the lovely clouds, whether reflected or straight on. A definite favourite.
It was my first time using 400s. I'm really happy with the results and detail!
This has become one of my favourite films.
I love the strong contrast that this film has while having a nice grain quality.
I've only used it on landscapes but will be trying it on portraits at some point.
First roll of 120 film I have shot, so not much to compare it to, but the results look good to my eye.
Most of the shots have come out well exposed, so it seems quite flexible and forgiving. Good one for newcomers then probably.
I've up loaded two images, one where I was a bit under (tonnes of contrast) and one where I was a bit over (a more natural feel). Seems to me you could deliberately be slightly under or over to suit your style, or how you want the image to look.