Santa Rae 1000 - 120 Film

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An unique high-speed B&W film, crafted by elves in Santa's workshop 🎅🏻 and available for UK retail for the first time EVER!

There are limited quantities (as the elves fit the production around their normal off-season work schedule) so if you enjoy high contrast, dramatic monochrome photography then please don't wait to pick up a roll or pack 😊

The 120 singles will ship in small lightproof containers - but the 4-pack comes in a special wax paper gift package.

NB: while the elves have used different packing papers to roll the film into 120 format, the emulsion itself will be identical across the rolls

Also - the sample images are from 35mm rolls, but the results will be near-identical!


Format: 120
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 1000
Exposures: 12
Pack size: 3 / 1



Please remember, that the Santa 1000 RAE emulsion is new outside the powers of the north! It is originally ment to be developed in special machines and with propietary chemistry at high heat. However with over 3000 rolls being already spread across the globe, many developing recipes for human chemistry have been tested by the community. Below are some of the best when rating the film at ISO 1000:

  • Kodak D76, Kodak XTOL
  • Silberra AKFF
  • Kodak HC-110 (also stand and semi-stand)
  • Rodinal (stand)
  • Caffenol-C Recipe

For full details on developing recipes then head to the Santa1000 website here

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 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

How Does the Bundled Developing Work?

To make your analogue adventures even easier (and cheaper!) we’ve implemented the option to pre-pay for your processing when you buy your film. This means that you choose your developing and scanning options on this page, via the little tick-box above, and add everything to basket for an immediate 10% saving on all processing costs.

Your film will be dispatched in line with our usual shipping times (full details here) and you will also get an email with instructions on sending the film back to the WonderLab (with tracked shipping - on us!)

When you have shot the film - whether that takes you a day, month or year - you generate the free tracked postage label by following the simple instructions from the email, and pop it in the post with a note of your original order number. We’ll do the rest!

So buy the bundle and relax into the shooting process, knowing that you’ll get to see the final results from your photography, without having to reach for your wallet again.

Happy Shooting!

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 3 reviews
donald ball
Perfect for: Portraits, Street Photography, Low light/Night
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Lush fabbness

The more I use this film the more I want to use it . Great in low light or indoors. Lush deep tones, fine detail and tight grain.

Jessica Goodwin
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Landscapes, Street Photography, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Architecture, Creative/Abstract
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I got the three pack of rolls to try when I ordered this, and I used one in my Ricohmatic 225 and another in the Diana Multi Pinhole Operator... and I was not disappointed with either one. With Ricohmatic 225 I shot the film at 800 ISO due to that being the furthest the camera goes, and developed the film in Ilford ID-11 for 11.5 minutes. For the film used in the Pinhole, I also developed it in Ilford ID-11 but for 13.5 minutes per the guidelines on the Massive Dev Chart. The film is great for a variation of scenarios and weather conditions, I shot mine over the weekend in the rain, and got some great results filled with strong contrast and little grain. The images almost have a vintage look to them which I love, especially in the ones with architecture around my home town.

Image 1: Ricohmatic 225
Image 2: Diana Multi Pinhole Operator

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Portraits, Street Photography, Architecture, Low light/Night
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
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Speedy film with good contrast

The film has nice contrast and surprisingly low grain for being ISO 1000 film! There aren't that many fast films in 120 format so it's a nice option for shooting this instead of Delta 3200 or pushing slower films. You can shoot the film at EI 100-1000 on a same roll without issues if you develop it in semi stand!

The only negative I have with this film is the extremely thin film base. It makes the film really hard to get in the developing tank. On a plus side it dries really flat so it's good for scanning.