Street Candy’s New Film – MTN 100 – Add some Cinematic Elegance to your Photography
Three years ago, Street Candy launched its first film release. Having acquired film once used for ATM Surveillance Cameras, they re-rolled this 400-Speed film and released them into the film community. ATM400 was a hit among those looking for a fast grainy film. Yesterday they announced their latest release, MTN 100. Street Candy describes their new release as having a character and elegance seen only on the silver screen. Yes, MTN 100 is a repurposed motion picture film. The source is a German film manufacturer with centuries of tradition and experience in the industry. The film has fine-grain and sharpness with exceptional tonal separation and dynamic contrast. And don’t let the ASA-100 box speed worry you. Street Candy notes that the film has a 2-Stop latitude for over and underexposure along with push and pull processing.
If you’re not familiar with Street Candy as a company, they got their start three years ago. It started as what they describe as a lucky meeting of passionate film photographers. Originally a small firm, hoping to bring their own brand of film photography and continuance of the film community. They encourage environmentally sound methods, recycling film canisters from Nation Photo to re-spool found film stock. They have, in the past three years, grown into a full-fledged family run business. To show their environmental concern, in 2020, they released a cardboard film canister. The canisters (not the cartridges that hold the film) are made from 100% recycled materials and recycled after use. Plus, the dyes used to print are soy-based and are bio-degradable.
Street Candy was overwhelmed by the early support for the MTN 100 film, and while you can place a pre-order through the Street Candy site, they are noting that supplies are currently limited. Although I’m sure, they will get fresh stock available soon. You can order directly from Street Candy’s online store. And they plan on getting the film to their retail partners at Nation Photo and Analog Wonderland. Being a traditional B&W film, you can easily process MTN 100 from home. The FAQ page shows standard development times for Kodak D-76, Ilford ID-11, HC-110, Ilfotec HC, Xtol, and Rodinal. But also Kodak D-96 (a motion picture film developer). But also in speciality developers like Acufine, D-23, Adox Atomal 49, and Adox HR-DEV. You can see a selection of sample images below. The images were all shot on a Contax T3 and developed by Nation Photo, and were supplied by Street Candy’s Press Kit.
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