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FILM Ferrania is proud to announce its first product,
FERRANIA P30® 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.

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6 WAYS to get the best from p30 alpha

Updated May 3, 2017

Updated May 3, 2017

  1. Download this PDF
    Print it, keep it on your phone, give it to your lab and check back frequently! We will update this PDF as new data arrives, so make sure you always have the latest version.
  2. Use a manual camera
    We highly recommend a fully manual 35mm camera - or at least a camera that gives you some control over either ISO, aperture or shutter speed. If your camera automatically sets ISO - take notes, tell your lab, and please share your results! 
  3. Shoot the film at 80 ISO
    We firmly recommend shooting this film at the box speed of 80 ISO. You are welcome to experiment, but it's extra important that your lab has the Best Practices PDF so they can process the film correctly.
  4. If you process film yourself...
    We think this is best! Please use one of the developers and methods shown in the PDF. If you choose not to use this information, please share your results!
  5. If you send this film to a lab...
    Unless you are going to send your P30 film to one of our test labs listed below, please make sure that your lab has this PDF - or tell them to contact us and we'll send it to them directly.
  6. Download this PDF!!!
    The Best Practices PDF has a few more tips as well as processing info, please download it now!

Why p30 alpha is alpha. 

P30 is an incredibly rich and flexible film - ready for the world. You can see the amazing results in the gallery below.

This is what we hope to see when you get your negatives:

Obviously, we have not spent years testing this film in every possible combination of camera, environment, lab, developer, darkroom or scanner.

We are finding that the cinema heritage of this film means that processing is very important to obtaining the best results.

Following the Best Practices PDF will yield consistent results, and so of course we suggest you or your lab use the tested chemistry and methods there. 

We also know many of you will push and pull and try to "break" the film. We know labs around the world use an enormous variety of techniques to process and scan your film.

We need the film community to help us learn more.


Test Labs

We want to thank the following labs for helping us to understand the best ways to process P30 film. In these early days, we recommend that you send your film to one of these labs (or see #6 above!)

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P30-17-002

Batch #2 is now shipping. The early results are shown here.

Click any photo to open a fullscreen gallery - with processing info in the caption!

 

 

P30-17-001

This is the batch number we are using to track P30 ALPHA as it leaves the factory and enters the real world...

Click any photo to open a fullscreen gallery - with processing info in the caption!

 
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The First Photos

Despite some scratching caused by one of our old machines, these early photographs from a pre-production batch clearly show the underlying beauty of FERRANIA P30® ALPHA.

Many special thanks to our testers: Zeb Andrews, Andrea Biscosi, Heather Champ, Harley Cowan, Matteo di Giovanni, Gianni Giovannini, Adam Goldberg, Jessica Hibbard, Mat Marash, Dave Scaringe, Shelley Sometimes, Philip Steblay, and Guido Tosi.

Click any image to open a fullscreen gallery.