Film Ferrania announced its first product: FERRANIA P30 film in a limited ALPHA edition

Back in 2014 I reported that Film Ferrania is going to start producing film again after they bought the ex-factory of Ferrania Films in Ferrania, Italy. The company now announced the new FERRANIA P30 film in a limited ALPHA edition:

FERRANIA P30® ALPHA is an 80 ISO panchromatic black & white motion picture film for still photography, and reintroduces the legendary P30 film produced by Ferrania during the 1960s. With its cinema pedigree, ultrafine grain, and very high silver content, FERRANIA P30® ALPHA has no peers in the modern analog film market. Sales of FERRANIA P30® ALPHA in 35mm still format will begin in mid-February.

Additional information available here, including a few sample photos.

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  • Thylmuc

    Am I the only one to find that a bit disturbing a news? Ferrania wanted to manufacture reversal film, and the black and white film coatings where originally only intended as test runs for the machines used.
    There is nothing wrong with developing a successful test into an additional product, even though there is no lack of b/w films on the market, quite in contrast to reversal films.
    But it could also be interpreted as an indication that the switch from single layer coating to multi layer ran into severe problems, so that Ferrania wanted to have at least one product, for now

    • Les

      Thylmuc,

      Apparently this is a two layer film. I’m not surprised that they decided to release something, backers have been waiting a long time.

    • Abiatha Swelter

      It looks like they’re still in the stage of figuring out how to do coating and hardening of the emulsion, just to make it usable. As Impossible, New55, and others have seen, restarting a film production line is nontrivial! But yeah, at this point it’s hard enough just to hope that Ilford, Fuji, and Kodak keep their remaining lines in production.

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