I love shooting B&W and when I saw lomography had release 2 new film stocks recently I couldn’t wait to try some and compare it to my all time favourite B&W film … ilford HP5.
The 1st roll I tried was the Berlin 400 Kino which I loaded into my Nikon F4s with the 50mm f1.4 and tried to shoot a varied selection of subjects.
I processed the roll in Rodinal at 1+50 dilution for 13.30 mins.
I was very happy with how the scans came out, quite a chunky grain structure but I like grain and it did not distract from the image.
It is pretty contrasty with nice blacks but also held the highlights well.
I always find whatever film I process with Rodinal seems to get stronger grain and contrast so when I shoot the next roll I will develop in a different dev.
Overall I will happily use this film again … I won’t replace my HP5 but I really do recommend that you give it a go … I will push the next roll just to see what I get so watch this space.
Here is a varied selection from the roll …
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