Ferrania Ferrania P30 - Film Review

Ferrania P30
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Brand Ferrania
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GrainFine - Coarse
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Do you like fine grain and very strong contrast?  Ferrania P30 might be the black & white film for you. When shooting with this Italian made 80 iso Panchromatic film you want to be careful not to shoot in contrary light because you can easily blowout the highlights. We recommend shooting this film in even light if possible and with its’ high contrast it will bring dull, evenly light scenes to life!

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Terrible film

1.0 rating
March 14, 2021

I have nothing but respect for what Ferrania is trying to do, but if I’m being objective, P30 is just a terrible film. To get a usable image you have to read through various articles of people trying different developers, because they too can’t get a usable image, and then crossing your fingers that your negatives aren’t completely duotone black and white without any grays. Hard pass.


Great Image, some problems

4.0 rating
August 27, 2020

My preferred BW film. Strong contrast, very fine grain, beautiful when shot at box speed or pushed.
I buy extra rolls. I use an autowinder camera and about 1 time out of 4 it will rip the film out of the canister completely when loading the roll. Annoying but the images are worth the gamble.


Like going back in time..., in good way.

5.0 rating
June 9, 2020

While I am only one roll through this offering. What I see I like very much. The blacks are very black and the whites are very white. I’m not seeing a lot of grey tones and actually like that. It has that old film look from another era–think Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, La Dolce Vita. My first attempt was with DDX for 15min with constant gentle rotation 1+6 dilution and scanned with Epson V850. Excited for the next roll.