This is fairly new cinematic film from ORWO in Germany. I think this
may have been some of the last film made before FilmoTec
took over the company. The 100ft cans I bought do not say "FilmoTec"
anywhere on the can and had "ORWO AG" marked out on the label. This
film is from a long tradition of fine
photographic emulsions going back to 1910 and is still made on the site
of the original factory in Wolfen. (OR WO comes from Original Wolfen)
It is a black and white Motion Picture stock but works perfectly in
most 35mm still
cameras. Previously only sold in large cans of 100 or 400
feet, I have cut it down in to convenient rolls of aproximately 20
Perfect for experimenting with this rarely-seen emulsion.
I have tested this film and you can see the results in the photos shown
ORWO Says: ORWO
Universal Negative Film UN 54 is a panchromatic medium speed
black-and-white negative camera film for both outdoor and indoor usage.
According to the ORWO Instruction 4185 the UN 54 film can be processed
as black and white reversal film and be used to produce direct
I have shot this film in many cameras and had excellent results
developing in Labeauratoire's Caffenol Concoction.
But of course it
will also work with most other normal B&W developers. These
images were shot with a Minolta 24 Rapid which shoots square 24x24
images on 35mm film. I have added a sepia tone to some of the ones
developed in coffee.
This film is from a cinematic bulk roll I've spooled into used 35mm
cassettes and made artsy labels based on the label on the original film
canister - just so you'll know what's inside. Each roll is
approximately 20 exposures. As with most bulk-rolled film, the last
shot of each roll will not come out properly as it is taped to the