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Kodak Plus-X Pan 135 con il caratteristico contenitore metallico
Kodak Plus-X Pan 135 and yellow cap container

The Plus-X Pan is part of the triad of panchromatic black and white film that for years have characterized the offer Kodak and directed the taste of photographers. Produced from 1954 to 2011 in different formats, has a nominal sensitivity of ISO 125. The sample on the left is a 135 canister with 20 exposures enclosed in typycal Kodak metal container (yellow cap)



Bobina 16mm DP di Plus-X reversal
16mm DP reel Plus-X reversal

Widespread in amateur and pro fillmaker market, characterized by a sensitivity of ISO 40 or 50 as positive (halved if processed as negative). Produced in reels of different sizes, with single or double perforation.





Caricatore Agfa Rapid

Loading  and wrapping film system developed as an alternative to the traditional 135 and introduced by Agfa in 1964, remained in production until the first half of the 70s. Rapid cameras are not compatible with the common 135 roll.





Ilford FP3 formato 120
Ilford FP3  120

The panchromatic FP3 film in  roll format was introduced by Ilford in 1945 and scored 40 ASA sensitivity, same as the original FP£ sheets launched three years earlier. In 1951, the sensitivity is increased to 64 ASA  and finally to 125 ASA in 1961. This 120 roll expired in 1962 belongs to the last batches produced at 64 ASA.




Ilford FP3 formato 135 20 pose
Ilford FP3 135/20

The FP3 has been produced, as well as in the formats 120 and 135, also in sheets of different sizes and in 828 roll.The 135/20 canister on the left is rated at 125 ASA.





Agfa CT18 135 e contenitore metallico
Agfa CT18 135 and metal container

CT 18 is a color film reversal to be treated, at least in the original version, with a process patented by Agfa. The film was marketed in single metal container and included in the price both development and assembly. Sensitivity 50 ASA




3M Cartuccia 126/12 pose
3M BW 126/12 cartridge

80 ASA black and white film produced by 3M-Ferrania in 126 film format; typycally 12 or 20 exposures, was produced from middle ’70s until the early 80s





La Agfa Vista vecchia edizione
Agfa Gevaert Vista 100

The original Vista film made by Agfa Gevaert, marketed up to mid-2000s before becoming rebranded Ferrania Solaris and then Fuji C200 (currently). The12+3 exposures roll was generally used as a gift for development in laboratories using Agfa material.




Kodak Verichrome Pan formato 620
Kodak Verichrome Pan formato 620

This is the second film of the mid century Kodak triad, produced from 1956 to 2002 (at least 120 format); it had the greatest spread between the amateur and it is known to retain the absolute best detail and quality if treated decades after the due date. Produced in sizes 120, 135, 620, 116, 110, 126, 127 and 616 Sensitivity 125 ASA


Kodak TRI-X Pan 320 formato 120
Kodak TRI-X Pan 320 (120 roll)

Last component of the triad, is a legendary film used by some of the greatest photographers of all time. Appreciated for its high sensitivity combined with the finesse of the detail it has been produced in its original 320 ASA incarnation  from 1940 until 2007 in all the most common formats.



Agfa APX 100 formato lastra 6,5x9
Agfa APX 100  6,5×9 sheets

Another historical film whose name is still used today, although with different producer and emulsion. Introduced as early as emulsion on glass and cellulose at the beginning of 900 remained in production until the end of the photographic activities of Agfa-Gevaert. Sensitivity 100 ASA



Pacchi da 8 pose pellicola BN 667
Polaroid 667 packfilms


Instant black and white film marketed in peel-apart packfilm capable of 8 exposures. Sensitivity of 3000 ASA. 667  and has been replaced in use by the compatible Fujifilm FP3000B, recently dismissed.






Ilford HP3 formato 120
Ilford HP3 (120 roll)

Introduced by Ilford in 1941 in 135 roll size and  rated at 125 ASA sensitivity, then raised to the mid-50s and in the 60s first 200 ASA and then 400 ASA. Dimsessed in favor of the HP4. The 120 roll pictured aside is rated at 200 ASA.




Ilford HP3 formato 135/36
Ilford HP3  135/36 roll

This HP3 135 roll expired in 1950 has a nominal sensitivity of 125 ASA.






Ilford Selochrome
Ilford Selochrome

Selo and Selochrome Trade names are dating back to the 30s in the Ilford production  and featured various emulsions, including the first HP. The 120 roll in white livery is the latest evolution of the Selochrome packaging in early 70s; same packaging was also introduced for the contemporary HP4.



Ilford Selochrome
Ilford Selochrome

The red and white carton and the “SP” mark  indicate  the transition from the  orthochromatic emulsion of old Selochrome to the new panchromatic one rated  160 ASA , which occurred in 1960





Ilford HP4 formato 120
Ilford HP4 120

The new HP4 film from Ilford was sold in  120 and 127 roll sizes in 1964, with the further addition two years later of 135 roll size; up to 1969 will be marketed alongside the previous emulsion HP3. Sensitivity 400-650 ASA




Lastre Ilford 6,5x9
Ilford 6,5×9 125 ASA sheets

6,5×9 format plates rated 125 ASA sensitivity produced by Ilford. It is FP4 film (not plus).






Orwo NP22 formato 120
Orwo NP22  120

A DDR produced panchromatic film rated  125 ASA; still exists only as a name but with different emulsion. Marketed with particular success in the 60s and 70s in sizes 120,127,135 and 16mm as well as in sheets 6,5×9, 4×5 and 9×12




Lastre ortocromatiche in vetro Cappelli-Ferrania
Orthochromatic glass plates Cappelli-Ferrania

Cappelli is one of the older photographic industries of Italy, having started the production of bromide glass plates since 1885; as a successful producer it was absorbed in 1934 by FILM company going to be the new Ferrania. The box contains six (half dozen!) Orthochromatic glass plates rated 10 ASA sensitivity and dated to 1947. Inside the package there is also the leaflet with the processing instructions.


 SONY DSCThe worldwide famous yellow box that the  Kodak processing lab returned by mail   containing the positive Kodachrome developed and framed. The box bears portrayed 1950as shipment date  and Chicago as geographical area (a long journey to get here). The frames of the slides are typycal cardboard in use in the 40s and 50s.


 SONY DSCFor those who did not give up with Kodachrome  even when filming, the yellow box becomes a more practical bag. Kodachrome II film in Super8 reel formatreturned format developed by a photo lab Brescia. Before the mid 70s.



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