Ferrania Coming Back?

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Ferrania made a blog post this week indicating that they've starting the R&D project to resurrect the Ferrania films. 

Wait, what? What are Ferrania films?

This Italian maker wasn't much known in the US, but they produced film under the Solaris name (100, 200, 400, and 800 color negative) and rebranded this for others in Europe, including Lomography Society. Ferrania closed their doors a couple of years ago, but apparently some of those involved have been trying to get it restarted, and that appears to now be happening.

The current goal is to produce Solaris FG-100 Plus (ISO 100 negative) and a new ISO 100 slide film, as well. 

One interesting side note on Ferrania is that they were one of the last producers of oddball formats (e.g. 110). They claim that they have the equipment to produce 110, 120, 126, 127, 135, 220, Super 8, Double 8, 16mm, 35mm, and 70mm formats, and will produce them as demand warrants.


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