Above examples on this page were shot using a Minolta 24 Rapid (24x24
Rangefinder c.1965) and developed in Original M&B Promicrol for 15
minutes at 20°c (or
>>> ORWO NP 7
Vintage Soviet East-German
High Speed 35mm B&W Film
in 1986 but
still giving good results.
ISO 400 - NO DX CODE
3 rolls 20 exposures ea. = $22.00 (USD)
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is another rare and wonderful old film stock. This ORWO NP7 is the
cinematic version of ORWO's popular NP 27 - 400 speed B&W film. For
those not familiar with ORWO, this legendary, Soviet East German film
company was born in the early 1960s out of the AGFA factories left over
after World War II. The OR-WO (Original Wolfen) brand traces its
history back to the first film factories in Wolfen, Germany in 1910,
and this NP7 was manufactured in that very same town.
This special, cinematic stock was only ever sold in large cans
of 400ft or more, but I was lucky enough to come across a small amount
of it which has been stored reasonably well, so I'm making a limited number of rolls available for your experimenting
pleasure. This batch expired in 1986, but it still works
well as you can see from my test examples.
ORWO NP7 should work
just like most other B&W films in your regular 35mm still
camera, and can be developed in normal B&W chemistry. I
recommend over-exposing it by two stops due to its age. I also got
better results when developing in coled, more diluted developer for
longer time, with some benzotriazole. It
has nice grain for it's age and speed, and should be able to provide
decent images in most shooting situations. This film does not have a DX
code so you must have a camera which
allows you to set the film speed manually. It should be good for both a
Diana Mini and a Leica alike.
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I'm keeping these rolls inexpensive by
film cassettes and sticking on an artsy label I've made just so you
know what's inside. Using a bulk loader I made rolls of approximately
20 exposures each, sometimes a bit more or less and as with most bulk
loaded film the very last picture of each roll will not be exposed as
that is where it is taped. This is NOT a stock product from
Kodak and I
am not proporting to represent that fine company in any manner.
This picture below and the ones in the negative strip at bottom, were
shot using a Robot Star (24x24
35mm camera) and Processed in Agfa Rodinal 1:50 with 5 drops
benzotriazole at about 55ºf for 45 minutes with agitation every 5