It’s great that in the last few months there has been a few new film stocks hitting the market which can only be good for us film shooters.
Potsdam Kino is a B&W cine film along the lines of the Berlin Kino film that was launched previously by Lomography.
It is 100 iso film with a supposedly wide exposure latitude according to reports on the interwebs so I loaded up my Mamiya C330 on an overcast yet quite bright day and went out to see how it performed.
I developed it in ID11 1+1 dilution for 7 minutes.
The negatives looked great out of the tank .. nice and punchy looking contrast and pretty sharp at first glance.
Once scanned and into lightroom a was pleased to say very little editing was required as the scans yielded excellent shadow and highlight detail and apart from slightly bringing down the highlights and pushing the shadows a bit they looked great, contrasty and sharp.
I have some in 35mm format which I am looking forward to trying just to see if I get the same results as sometimes I find it a bit harder to pull out detail in the shadow areas when using 35mm compared to 120.
So if you like punchy/contrasty/sharp images with minimum grain then give this film a go and you won’t be disappointed.
Anyway here is the whole roll … comments most welcome
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