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Introducing – [kromiəm] 500 – a High Speed Color Slide Film from Labeauratoire!!

Introducing – [kromiəm] 500 – a High Speed Color Slide Film from Labeauratoire!!


There’s just nothing like chrome film, and that’s why I’m excited to announce that the newest addition to our Labeauratoire lineup is [kromiəm] 500. It’s a high speed color slide film that fits most lighting situations. Put it in your 35mm camera and feel confident that you can be ready for just about anything that comes your way. You can set the ISO/ASA to 400 and shoot normally or underexpose slightly for better saturation.

Originally manufactured for industrial purposes, this film will work perfectly in your still 35mm camera. Notice it does not have any frame numbers or edge printing so it’s perfect for shooting “sprockets!”

This film expired several years ago, but it’s still giving some nice results as you can see. It is balanced for daylight but also gives an interesting blend of hues in mixed lighting as well. 


My panoramic shots were made in the late afternoon, with the Lomography Spinner 360º set on the bright sun mode.

  You can also see more pictures shot with this, and other unique films in the: LABEAURATOIRE FLICKR GROUP. 

My non-panoramic examples were shot with my Canon EOS Elan 7ne and its Canon EF 40mm ƒ2.8 Pancake lens. – All photos on this page developed in E6 chemistry at The Darkroom

Here’s your chance to try out this exciting film! I’m making some rolls available for your experimenting pleasure. 

I don’t put direct commerce links on WordPress, but you know how to find “Labeauratoire”.

Happy Shooting folks!


Introducing TWELVE New Films available at Labeauratoire!!!!


Introducing TWELVE New Films available at Labeauratoire!!!!


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I’ve been hard at work preparing twelve new (to us) films for your experimenting pleasure! AND I’ve also got three of our old favorites back in stock! Scroll all the way down for a preview of all these exciting films.


Here’s a quick rundown of all we’ve added:

Valca Grano Fino Positiva: A very rare cinematic B&W film manufactured in Spain! See my full report on this intriguing film here.

Valca GFP film shot in 2014


Kodak Aerecon II 35mm Aerial Reconnaissance Film With extended red sensitivity!

Kodak Aerecon II


Imation Scotch Color HP 100 – A wonderful film from the old Ferrania / Imation factory in Weatherford, Oklahoma.

Imation Scotch Color HP100


Kodak Holographic SO-253: A rare and unique B&W, high contrast scientific film with an odd spectral sensitivity. Also available in 100ft bulk rolls!

Kodak Holographic SO-253


Kodak Ektachrome 64T: A Fine Grain E6 Color Slide film balanced for tungsten lighting. Makes cool images in daylight! Also try cross-processing or using a filter.

Kodak Ektachrome 64T


FT419X Pan Cinerad Film: A mysterious ISO 40 B&W Cine-Radiography Film giving great results!

FT419X Pan Cinerad Film


Ektacolor Pro Gold 160 GPX : A rarely seen 35mm C-41 Professional Color Print Film with a vibrant color palate.

Kodak Ektacolor Pro Gold 160 GPX


MACO UP 400 plus: A cool German Import available in 12 exposure rolls. Perfect for B&W experimentation!

MACO UP 400 plus


Kodak REPRO 2566: An Orthochromatic B&W Reproduction Negative Film. Ultra-High Contrast / Estar Thin Base.

Kodak REPRO 2566


Gevaert Copex Pan Rapid Tri 13:  The original Belgian 35mm B&W Perforated Microfilm.

Gevaert Copex Pan Rapid Tri 13


Polaroid High Definition 200 Def 1: Your favorite brand in a different flavor! A great color film for your 35mm camera.

Polaroid High Definition 200 Def1


Agfachrome CRD: An E6 color daylight duplicating film with an ISo of 12.

Agfachrome CRD


And here are some old favorites we have Back in Stock!


Kodalith! An original and popular, high contrast, orthographic film.  Great for Fashion shoots!



Lucky 200 Aerial Chinese Spy Film: A vintage, distressed, aerial B&W film from Chinese military surplus.

Lucky 200 Aerial Chinese Spy Film

and finally….

Kodak RPC: The Rapid Process Copy Film that produces Black & White Transparencies with high concentrate B&W developer.

Kodak RPC

You know where to find us! Just look for “Labeauratoire” for all this new and exciting film! (Since WordPress isn’t the place for commerce.)

Hope you enjoyed this quick look at our new films. There’s plenty more info and examples on our Labeauratoire  site.

Happy Shooting!

~ Lance

Kodalith & Scala had a baby and they called it BLACKOUT!!

BLACKOUT Film is here! Try this High Contrast Black & White Transparency Film.


#2 Bell Tower – Mons, Belgium. on BLACKOUT with Caffenol.

CAMERA: Canon EOS ELAN 7ne (2004) LENS: Canon EF 40mm ƒ2.8 Pancake lens
FILM: “BLACKOUT”   (expired 1989)  DEVELOPMENT:Caffenol 16min. @ 20°c


BLACKOUT!: A Super Slow, Ultra High Contrast,

Orthochromatic B&W Transparency Film

20 exposures per roll –  expired 2010
ISO 0.375  (see exposure suggestion below) 


This is one of the most unique films I have come across. It is a vintage, expired film which provides exquisite, ultra-high contrast black and white transparencies using normal B&W developers. Unlike some other B&W slide film, Blackout works well with most developers and gives some of the deepest, darkest blacks I have ever encountered in a film, yet still manages to retain much of the detail in the upper-middle highlight range as you can see from these examples.

#9 Coudenberg BXL

#9 Coudenberg Brussels – on BLACKOUT in Rodinal.

CAMERA: Diana Mini Premier Cru (24×24)  FILM: “BLACKOUT”   (expired 1989)
DEVELOPMENT: AGFA Rodinal 1:50 for 13min @ 20°c

This is a rarely seen, orthochromatic film manufactured around 1989. It has a slightly brown film base before developing, but clears nicely making it easy to scan and ready to mount as slides if desired. It is very high contrast and the shadows blackout quickly.
It is like Kodalith and Scala had a baby, but rated it around ISO 0.375  This is great for long exposures and pinhole cameras so a tripod or stable surface is fairly mandatory unless you have a very fast lens. Many light meters do not go this low but if you use the iPhone light meter app, you can read for 0.8 and then at least double that shutter time.

#4 Place du Parc ~ B&W Slide film developed in Caffenol

#4 Place du Parc ~ B&W Slide film developed in Caffenol.

CAMERA: Canon EOS ELAN 7ne (2004) LENS: Canon EF 40mm ƒ2.8 Pancake lens
FILM: “BLACKOUT”   (expired 1989)  DEVELOPMENT:Caffenol 16min. @ 20°c

  This shot above was developed in Caffenol for 16 min at 20°c and has a natural sepia tone that was not altered or enhanced in Photoshop! – Or, if you prefer even higher contrast and no sepia tint, use a normal B&W developer such as the Rodinal I used in this next shot.

#3 Gare Couple

#3 Gare Couple, Mons, Belgium on BLACKOUT in Rodinal.

4 sec. exposure @ ƒ11 CAMERA: Diana Mini Premier Cru (24×24)

FILM: “BLACKOUT”  (expired 1989) DEVELOPMENT: AGFA Rodinal 1:50 for 13min @ 20°c

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All images are © Lance Aram Rothstein and not to be used without permission.