Washi A - 35mm Film

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Sourced from the movie industry, Washi A is light-sensitive leader film that traditionally is used for recording main title shots or to protect final shots during the reproduction process. And now it has been converted and rolled into 35mm format for your photographic delight! Very low ISO so please use when there is LOTS of light available - or when you're feeling particularly creative with wide-open apertures or long shutter speeds.



Format: 35mm
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 12
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 Washi S over on EMULSIVE.



For more information about the brand check out our bio of Film Washi


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 Washi A Film 35mm B&W ISO 12 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 8 reviews
Joe Horner
Perfect for: Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Studio work
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Exactly the look I like, but hard work!

This is advertised as "high contrast" and they're not fooling around!

Shot my first of 3 rolls handheld on a bright but mostly cloudy day. With a fast prime that was just about possible despite the 12 ISO rating, although choice of aperture was pretty limited and did stray into camera shake territory a few times. Accidentally knocked the exposure compensation to +1 stop for about half the frames, which didn't help, so half the film was over-exposed by a stop. That was enough to make them VERY tricky to scan - accurate metering is a must with this film.

Despite that, the shots that worked really worked for the punch-your-eyeballs contrast that I happen to like, so can't mark the film down for my mistake! It's sharp, very low grain, and full of impact. I don't really get the chance around here but suspect it'd work really well for urban stuff and portraits of the right subject.

The film handles nicely, although does have a bit of curl once developed, and it scans easily when you've got the exposure right. Development was in HC110, dilution B, for 7:45 with 10 secs agitation each minute. That seemed about right for the "good" frames but density built very quickly on the over-exposed ones.

Definitely one I'll be using (and buying) again!

Perfect for: Portraits, Landscapes, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Studio work
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Slow fun

The film has a lovely glow in the highlights.
Looking forward to shooting it in summer or with some studio lighting to get the most out of it.

Doug Henderson
Perfect for: Portraits, Architecture, Creative/Abstract
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May Take Some Practice, but I Like It

The contrast is to die for, but concentration helps to get better shots

Perfect for: Portraits, Architecture, Creative/Abstract
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Did we mention this film has high contrast?

First time shooting on a film with ISO this low, and to be honest it has quickly become a personal favourite.
Like my fellow reviewers on here I want to mention the contrast, because it really is excellent.
The low grain combined with the high contrast gives photos a real sharpness even when overexposed (like
many of my shots were).
Great film for shooting brutalist architecture and fun to macro with, the slow speed can give water a really ethereal effect.
I'm looking forward to trying this film again with portraiture.

Perfect for: Landscapes, Architecture, Creative/Abstract
Contrast, contrast, contrast!

Extremely high contrast! Because the film is so slow grain is really minimal. The film is orthochromatic, which means it's not sensitive to red light so don't try shooting this with red filters! Did I already mention how high contrast this film is?

If you want to shoot wide open on a sunny day or want to experiment with low ISO film this film is definitely worth trying.