35mm BW Film - FPP Fine Grain Six (1 Roll)
FPP's Fine Grain Six - Fine Grain 35mm Black & White Film
One Roll / iso 6 / 24 exposures
Gorgeous portrait shot on Fine Grain Six Panchromatic BW Film by Will Alexander on Flickr.
Fine Grain Six is a gorgeous ultra low ISO bw film that shoots both portraits and landscapes beautifully. The film is not typically used for pictorial images and is intended for making archival black-and-white separation positives from color negative originals. Other product applications for this film include special effects, density cover mattes, panchromatic masters from black-and-white negatives, and restoration work. Keen film photographers have been loading Fine Grain Six into their cameras and achieving wonderful results!
Michael Bartosek shot this "painterly" landscape on his Pentax K1000 slr camera / Kodak 2238 .
The recommended developer is FPP D96.
6.5 minutes at 68° Fahrenheit
This film can also be commercially processed by The Darkroom and other commercial labs that process black and white film.
How do I meter for asa 6? In order to shoot a film with an ISO of 6, you will need a manual SLR film camera (or a newer auto SLR that can be switched to manual mode). Note that Canon EOS 35mm cameras allow you to dial in ISO 6. You can also use a light meter app on your phone, a hand-held light meter (like the Gossen Luna Pro F) or the Black Cat Exposure Guide.
You cannot shoot Low ISO film in a compact 35mm camera (like a Yashica T4 or Olympus Stylus) because the lowest ISO these cameras can shoot is ISO 25.
Keep your film Light Tight! This film stock is subject to "light piping" when exposed to room light. Please load in dim light and store in a dark camera bag before and after shooting. If storing your film in fridge, freezer or home shelf, store in a light tight bag as well. What is light piping? Read our blog by Leslie Lazenby. As with all of our films being shot using vintage cameras, your results are not guaranteed.