New Year – new film! That’s always a good thing! Hot-off-the-press, Lomography has announced a new Black and White film from their Kino film line up. The Potsdam Kino 100 Black and White 35mm.
What exactly is Kino film? According to Lomography:
“Lomography’s new Kino Films are extracted from rolls of cine film produced by a legendary German company that has been changing the face of cinema since the early 1900s.
Originally used to make moody monochrome movies, their gorgeous black and white tones lend a timeless effect to cinematic scenes.”
Earlier in 2018, Lomography introduced the a medium speed film called the Berlin Kino 400 which was pulled from a popular 1960’s cinema film created in Germany.
“Inspired by the New German Cinema sweeping through Berlin in the 1960s, this film is extracted from a roll of cine film produced by a legendary German company that has been changing the face of cinema since the early 1900s. “
According to Lomography, the Potsdam Kino 100 is a lower speed and finer grain film yet providing high contrast scenes on sunny days.
This is the second in the series of Lomography Kino Films and has a lower ISO of 100, making it the perfect option for sunny days.
It delivers less grain, more contrast and a higher DMAX than its predecessor for an even broader range of moody monochrome tones
We haven’t gotten our hands on it yet, but will do what we can to test it out! In the mean time, here are a few sample images Lomography has provided.
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