Rollei Retro 80S - 35mm Film

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An interesting black and white film that can be shot down to ISO 32 and up to 100 - so a very interesting emulsion for situations that are guaranteed to be bright (sunlit holiday destinations or extreme studio set-ups). Great detail and wonderful image quality, your photos will look fantastic in 35mm.


Format: 35mm
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 80
Exposures: 36
Pack size: 1

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 Retro 80S 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

Sample images (c) Tom Hart

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 80S Film 35mm B&W ISO 80 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!

The Analogue WonderLab

When youā€™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.

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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 parcelā€™s journey all the way to safe arrival.

Please note that it is not a signed service so you wonā€™t need to be at home to receive your film, and our letterbox-friendly boxes fit through the vast majority of European letterboxes!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Simon Daniels
Perfect for: Portraits, Landscapes, Architecture, Creative/Abstract
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Outperforms the price

I picked up a roll of this purely because of the price. I'm normally lean towards faster film stocks but thought this could come out in the summer. I developed this at home using Ilfosol 3 for 7 minutes (the instructions say 7, Massive Dev says 5). I think next time I'll try 6 minutes as some of the images were a touch bright. But overall I am really impressed with this film. The images I got were sharp with really fine grain and I really like the contrast. Will definitely be getting more when I next order some film!

Ivan Di Marco
Perfect for: Landscapes
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Accreditation Handles: @dmarco_ivan

Didnā€™t know much about Rollei then a friend suggested to try the Retro 80s for my landscapes.

At the moment of this review I shoot 2 rolls but I loved it immediately after developing and scanning the first roll. Fine grain, but still visible, you donā€™t have that clinical and digital look of certain films (TMax or the Delta series).

Sharpness is fabulous: the images from the first roll were taken with prime lenses, but I shoot the second with a Nikkor 35-105 zoom and sharpness is still there. Absolute quality.

Feel free to try it with a red filter (compensate just by 1 stop, do not trust your camera reading) to get an hint of infrared.

Could be a bit too contrasty in harsh light. In this case shoot at iso 25 (or 50) and develop accordingly in order to get less contrast and more information in the dark areas.

No need for special developers or stuff like that. I processed mine in ID-11 (stock or 1:1) and Iā€™m looking forward to dip it into Perceptol.

PET base. It dries out in less than half an hour!

Ian L.
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Landscapes, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel
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Rollei Retro 80S 35mm

Iā€™ve only taken one roll of this film so far, on a grey day in Woking in an old Kodak Retina 1B, but was impressed by the results. I developed in Caffenol C-L (stand development) for 45 minutes. I was stunned by how clear the film came out ā€“ like slide film. Grain is minimal and the negatives nice and sharp with a good range of tones. They scanned in very easily and cleanly, needing hardly any retouching ā€“ Iā€™m not sure if this is anything to do with the film but itā€™s very welcome!

As others have mentioned, itā€™s important to load in subdued light ā€“ I got some minor fogging around the sprocket holes at the start of the film, but nothing on the images themselves, fortunately. The film is slightly thinner than some others, but the upside of this is that it glides through the camera.

Iā€™ve seen some nice results using this film with an infra-red filter, which Iā€™m keen to try. Iā€™ll definitely be using Rollei Retro 80S again!

Richard walker
Perfect for: Landscapes, Street Photography, Studio work
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My favourite sunny day film

love this stuff gives great contrast and virtually zero grain especially when developed in Ilford LC29

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Landscapes, Travel
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Nice bw film

I shot this film roll during a hiking holiday and I enjoyed the results! I will surely try it again.