FILMS WASHI 135 16
Black & white orthochromatic film which has been crafted by hand using traditionnal japanese paper.
25 ISO 135 16 exposures
- 24 mm X 36 mm
- Type de développement
- noir et blanc ou diapositif noir et blanc
- 25 iso
- Nombre de vues
- 16 exp
"W" is a black and white traditional orthochromatic film, which has been crafted by hand and meticulously coated onto a traditional Japanese paper called Washi.
The paper has been manufactured for centuries in Japan. Used as a photographic film, it offers many technical advantages, and produces an exceptional aesthetic, thanks to the paper's delicate intertwined fibres. Flexible, solid and transparent, Washi is the ideal material for crafting a film with a special character.
Particularly sensitive to blue, but less sensitive to green and insensitive to red, this film responds beautifully when used for urban photography, portraiture or still lives.
Tips & advice:
"W" is a high contrast film which needs to be exposed with precision to achieve the best results. As the film is not very sensitive to green, it is difficult for shooting landscapes.
The 135 film may curve when processed. This can be reduced by placing toothpicks into the film perforations to hold the film flat.
In portraiture, it is best to use an external light meter: orthochromasia can confuse the camera's light meter.
As the "W" film produces strong contrasts, it responds best to subjects with little contrasts.
As the emulsion of this film is comparable to that used for printing paper, it is certainly possible to use it for long exposures in pinhole cameras.
Technicalities of the 135 film:
As the film which the paper is made of is more fragile than an ordinary film, it is preferable to use with care, and to not shoot more than 16 shots, as the film could tear. "W" is loaded into recycled canisters which do not have a DX code, making it incompatible with some automatic cameras. In general, this film cannot be used in cameras which advance film automatically, and cameras which advance film through a teeth system (mostly disposable cameras).
Exposure can vary according to the lighting conditions and the developer being used.
Lighting: Eukobrom 1+1 PQ Univ. 1+9
Bright light : 25 iso 6 iso
In shadows : 12 iso 3 iso
This film can be developed as a color reversal film, following the same procedure as with Agfa Scala or Fomapan R films.
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