Let’s have some ORWO MK-71 in the development tank.
Found few boxes of this film on internet market place. The seller did not know much about the film, there is no leaflet in the box, no specification for it in my ORWO photo materials handbook, not much on the internet. Sounds like perfect blind testing … Read the rest
About 30 or 40 years ago, if you had no access to Kodak or Ilford b&w film, but really insisted on fine grain, contrast photos, you would probably be inserting some ORWO NP-15 into your camera. That is also very likely, if you were inhabiting a territory in a Soviet bloc, like Deutsche Demokratische Republik … Read the rest
“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
This is the old ORWO PF-2 film — positive, fine-korn motion picture film. In the past it’s been used for producing black and white positives for cinematography by contact printing. Surprisingly to me, a new versions of it is still in distribution by the good lads of ORWO North America. Here is a specs page… Read the rest
Let’s explore color negative developing kit ORWO C-5168 and how it behaves on a concert with different emulsions, most of them not designed for such a duo.
I was planning for some time to cross process various films in old recipes and the darkroom gods smiled down upon me this January. In my quest for unseen … Read the rest
This is ORWO Mikro-Aufnahmefilm (MA) 8. In the past century people used it to archive records, blueprints, letters, technical papers, etc. In other words, documents. This film has the ability to capture and store limited amount of gray shades but will never forget your labyrinth signature on a wedding certificate.
In the leaflet I found … Read the rest
30 years back, in the ’80s, ORWO Color NC-19 was the affordable way to capture moments of your cat’s charming existence, summer vacation casual diversions or backyard la vida loca BBQs.
Never had it in my ammunition list ’til recently, when The Destiny threw me a bag full of 120 rolls of it, no message … Read the rest
Hey, listen — for the record, this is ORWO TF-8. They used it in the past to picture sound.
Got a canister of it and started looking for any technical info. That’s where I hit the internet wall of “9 results found”. As I learnt in a similar case — for such old materials you … Read the rest
I shoot a lot of old, expired films. Many of their makes and types are widely known, but there are rolls I keep in my fridge for which data is no longer (easily) available. Browsing for each film before testing it I found myself browsing again in a few weeks to refresh my mind before … Read the rest