frequently asked questions
buying and developing film
What should I look out for when buying film?
When you see a deal too good to be true, the film is usually expired. That in itself is not a problem since film is usually still good years after the expiration date, especially when it was stored under good cooling conditions.
Where can I get my film developed?
Try to find a nice local lab. The Emulsive Global Film Lab Map could be a good starting point. Otherwise try one of the big retail chains in your country.
How can I develop film myself?
Black & white film developing is not very difficult and can be done without a darkroom. Look for a film developing starter kit or find a local photographer group which might even have a darkroom.
about this site
Why isn’t film x listed here?
The films on this site should meet a few requirements: they are not a one-off production run, they are available from multiple international retailers and are not just a simple rebranding of another film.
What about sheet film?
If this site generates enough interest, I’ll add these in the future. Currently I only added film formats I use myself.
What are the prices on this site?
The prices are rough estimates for prices of a single roll (36 exposures for 135, 24 exposures for 110) in Germany mid-2017. Most of the films you can get in bundles which are significantly cheaper per roll.
How is the popularity measured?
It’s not easy to measure this. Currently it’s just the number of search results on a popular search engine. I’m very open to alternative ideas.
Who runs this site?
This site is made by me, Sebastian. I’m happy to take your comments, additions and corrections to this site! You can find my contact info on my personal website.