Silberra are not revealing the specifics of how they produce Silberra Color 160 film - and frankly we don't have much information about it! But whenever Silberra send us a film they tend to be pretty brilliant, so we're excited to see what comes back from the lab 😊
The information we do have comes via KosmoFoto's recent article (with a lot more background and additional info - that can be read here)
“This film... was coated by special order and we hope to have a kind of exclusive rights for it since the next coating.
“To avoid direct comparisons with different brand names we may say that it was made to provide natural colour rendering with slight shift to magenta.
“This tint comes and goes with ISO: the lower is the ISO – the less is the tint. Push or pull processing of the Color films won’t shift colour render significantly, but it will enforce or degrade magenta tint also.”
Silberra were formed in Feb 2017 as an arm of a Russian company that distributes Ilford and Foma across the country, as well as running one of Russia's top film photography shops. Since beginning the journey to create their own brand of film (in partnership with a local factory Micron) they have worked tirelessly to overcome the various obstacles and issues in pursuit of their goal: to make a new set of films from scratch that will deliver exceptional results to film photographers around the world.
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It's a really great film with fine grain, moderate contrast and fairly neutral colour rendering. Reminds me of Fujifilm Pro 160NS, almost to the point that I started to wonder if it's the same film, just in a different packaging? The colours look great although, similar to the Fuji film, skin tones tend to lean towards magenta and greens lean towards cyan (especially on a cloudy day). A really good all-rounder overall.
Much better colour than expected. Really enjoyed the results from this film.
Silberra color 160 is a fine grained colour film, on the slower end of the spectrum for modern emulsions. I find that it gives a beautiful rendition in fairly flat/grey light, which is a little unusual for a 160 speed film! Greens are beautifully saturated, and it gives wonderful tonality in the greys as well; as such, it seems perfect for landscape and architectural applications.
Easy film to shoot and process. Lovely colours.
I shot a roll and scanned without correcting anything and found colours very natural. Had to add a very slight bit of magenta in Lightroom - maybe personal taste - but I was impressed how it was so natural in capturing the colours.
A couple of my shots were underexposed and it didn’t handle these well, so it probably needs good light and exposure.
I liked it though.
Just wonder if it’s new or a rebrand?
I’d recommend if you want natural colours.