Films

ORWO Chrom UT-18 revisited

This post on ORWO UT-18 color reversal film was the first one on this blog. And the first “readable” image I proudly produced and shared here was this:

UT, as I mentioned before, stands for Umkehr Tageslicht — reversible daylight. Besides DIN 18 (ISO 50), UT had its great time as DIN 15, 16, 20, 21 … Read the rest

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ORWO Chrom UT-21

“There’s no sense to develop ORWO Chrom UT-21 in its original process nowadays.”
—Person who’s about to be proven extremely wrong.

Here is a throwback to the ’80s, when this film was in steady production from ORWO to satisfy color aesthetic needs of those who had no access to Kodachrome (wink-wink). Manufactured in German Democratic … Read the rest

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AGFA Process 41

Let me talk a bit for Agfa Process 41. There will be pictures, too.

In the heaven of slide films, on the stairway to E-6 one of the last steps was this very process. It was in a firm use in the ’70s before Agfa introduced Agfachrome 200 film in about 1981 and, logically, Agfa … Read the rest

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ORWO Chrom UT-18 — junk or gem?

Laid my hands recently on ORWO UT-18 roll films. Feeling like a 10-years-old in a LEGO shop, went to basement and opened up an old book of wisdom, the ORiginal WOlfen cook book.

ORWO Chrom UT-18 was first introduced in 1968 and was in production till the late ‘80s / early ’90s. The expiration dates … Read the rest