Rollei Superpan 200 - 35mm Film
Creatively flexible - this is a 35mm film that can be shot as normal black and white, transparency black and white, OR infrared (when paired with strong red filters)! So if you're not sure yet of your final vision but want options, this is the emulsion for you.
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 Superpan 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 Superpan Film 35mm B&W ISO 200 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
Very sharp, high contrast and responds well to filtration. But you need to meter carefully or it can blow highlights or become very grainy.. Handy for Infra red if you're in the mood....
I shot a roll of this, mainly as infra red, but also as normal bw film. With a 720 IR filter i overexposed by 5 stops and as normal film simply exposed at 200. I developed it in Rodinol 1.50 for 17 mins and the results were superb. Very fine grain and lots of smooth contrast. The only thing to be aware of is the thinness of the film. It takes a bit of effort to load it onto a developing spool. All in all, it is a great multi-purpose film that also gives superb ir results. Even better than Rollei's own IR film.
I bought this film solely for the purpose of trying out some IR photography without splashing cash on the more expensive IR 'branded' films. The data sheet (search for "AVIPHOT PAN 200") shows it as usable up to 750nm, so it's fine with the fairly common R72 filters (720nm). Again as this was a test I didn't want to fork out for genuine R72 filter, so went with an Amazon special for about 1/4th the price.
Really happy with the results. I need to shoot another roll now I know how it behaves. I trusted the in-camera metering for exposure, and adjusted focus based on the lens IR marking.
I found this to be quite an odd film. Some shots came out really well, others less so. When it was right, it was lovely and contrasty, when it wasn't... I found it to have some blown out highlights and became a bit grainy. Having said that, I'm not sure it was all the film's fault - some of it may have been down to how I was metering with my aperture priority Yashica; I think Superpan may just be less forgiving than some films. I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt and giving it 4* as I think with a bit more careful metering I could get more out of it.
Very pleased with the results