There was a time you could not move for C-41 print films © John Clements.

There was a time when the list of available C-41 negative films was long. Very long.

Probably the 1990’s were the heyday.

And although I shot mostly transparency or as some called them positives, or ‘slides” back then, I still managed to try most.

In recent years, it has been a nice surprise to hear of the odd new film being introduced or reintroduced.

The latest comes under the Orwo brand. Their first new colour film in a very long time in a limited edition 36 exposure roll.

The 500 ISO colour print emulsion is in 135mm format. And based on an old Agfa stock, they say they are not trying to copy existing products on the market, but offer something new and different. Shipping is expected to begin in July.

And I often suggest, if you have a film camera it is a most refreshing thing to use compared to the immediacy of a digital device.

And with the jubilee weekend upon us, might be a good occasion to put a roll of film through no matter the brand or type?

Here is the short Orwo announcement.

Introducing WOLFEN NC500

After tons of messages, comments, and emails from photographers requesting a new C41 film, we are excited to finally release the brand new addition to our photo line-up…WOLFEN NC500 is a limited edition 500 ASA, 36 exposure, colour photographic film. This is the first brand new colour photographic film that we have launched in decades, proudly still produced in Bitterfeld-Wolfen on the original site where film manufacture has been a tradition since 1910.

John (31/05/22).