Rollei Retro 400S - 35mm Film

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Rollei Retro 400S is a  reliable and good-looking black and white 35mm film.

This emulsion will suit most shooting situations and consistently deliver images with great detail quality and retro look.


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Format: 35mm
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 400
Exposures: 36
Pack size: 1


For full technical details please download the data sheet.


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

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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 35mm B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!

The Analogue WonderLab

When you’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 (if available) 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

We send all parcels via TRACKED service - free in the UK for orders of film over £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 parcel’s journey all the way to safe arrival.

Please note that it is not a signed service so you won’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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Customer Reviews

Based on 33 reviews
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Street Photography, Architecture
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Accreditation Handles: @blackburnwriting
Versatile and stylish

Even with a lens issue, I managed to get some decent shots with this film - it's very versatile and has distinct and vintage look.

Simen S.
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Travel
Sharing with the Film Community: No

This was my second ever roll of film, so pretty new at this. Read a lot of positive reviews for the film and thought I would give it a go, it looks really beautiful.

Frank Jennings
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Street Photography, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: 4foot2 on flickr
Possibly my favorite film

I hate to think how much of this stuff I've used over the years in both 35mm and 120, I use it for everything, a great all-around film, with good sharpness and contrast. It seems to work ok with all the developers that I've tried, Rodinal, HC-110, and my favorite D23 replenished, I rate the film at 250 and develop for 7 minutes in the D23 @ 20C. You can even stick an R72 filter on the camera and get near-infrared results.

Steve W
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: @wildmanimage
My favourite film stock

A great all rounder, contrasty, pleasing grain. Responds well to filters and different developers

Rory Chapman
Perfect for: Street Photography, Creative/Abstract
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Accreditation Handles: @blindeyerory
Grain for days

I bought a couple of rolls of this with the specific plan to put it, and my new little Olympus trip 35, through their paces. I went pretty harsh and mean on them both, shooting directly into the sun, in places where there was almost no light and in some ideal lighting scenarios too. What i can say is this was a really fun film to see the results of and even in ideal light, there's a lot of great, grainy texture (if you like that kind of thing). When you put it under pressure there's really harsh grain in the highlights that creates some great effects and in low light the shadows are actually quite soft and creamy, which i didn't expect from this film. I'll be shooting it again for sure.