Film Friday: Orwo launches its first new color film in decades, Wolfen NC500


Film manufacturer Orwo has announced a new, limited-edition color negative film stock called Wolfen NC500. As reported by KosmoFoto, the C-41 color emulsion is the first new color photographic film Orwo has launched in decades.

Wolfen NC500 is a 500 ASA, 36-exposure 35mm film produced in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany, where the company was founded back in 1910. ‘At the core of our new colour film lies a unique chemical formula based on the wonderful and legendary Agfa stock last used in the Oscar winning film ‘Out of Africa,’ says Orwo.’ Famous for their greens, desaturated shadows and enhanced grains, these are all aspects that we are embracing for our new addition.’

Rather than emulating other film stocks on the market, Orwo says it’s trying to create ‘an alternative, something with different characteristics and a different palette.’ You can see the palette for yourself in the below sample images, provided by Orwo:

Wolfen doesn’t specify how many rolls of Wolfen NC500 will be manufactured, but pre-orders are available for $16 per roll on Orwo’s website.

About Film Fridays: We’ve launched an analog forum and in a continuing effort to promote the fun of the medium, we’ll be sharing film-related content on Fridays, including articles from our friends at 35mmc and KosmoFoto.

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