Italian Photography Company Ferrania to Get Back into Film Business

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In a recent announcement, Ferrania said that they're finally getting ready to make films again after more than a year of preparation. More details about this exciting news from the Italian film manufacturer after the jump!

Package of the Ferraniacolor reversal roll film type 120 produced by Ferrania S.p.A. in the 1950’s. Photo via Wikipedia

After years of being out of the film manufacturing business, Italian photography company Ferrania is finally getting back at making films again, as they recently announced to the subscribers of their mailing list.

For those who missed it, Ferrania also shared the good news on the company blog. According to the announcement, Ferrania, with dreams of putting film “in a new era where it can live in symbiosis with digital imaging technologies,” made preparations for more than a year and is now ready to go back to the film manufacturing business. They will be starting with a small production of film, and if all goes well, the new films will be ready for shipping in the first quarter of 2014.

Photos by zorki, kleeblatt, silviaphoto77, cornborn, and ccwu taken using various Ferrania films.

What do you think of this great news from Ferrania? Share your insight wiith us and leave a comment below!

written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-07-31 in #news #film-photography #film #lomography #italy #ferrania #film-manufacturing #news

17 Comments

  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    cool! great to hear that Ferrania and film production lives on!! :)

  2. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    @vicuna Indeed! It's encouraging to learn about news like this, especially now that we've been hearing about many films being discontinued by big names in the film production business!

  3. denisesanjose
    denisesanjose ·

    Wow can't wait to try Scotch Chrome 100! I know @vicuna has amazing LC-Wide shots with this film! www.lomography.com/homes/vicuna/photos/17556237

  4. denisesanjose
    denisesanjose ·

    Wow can't wait to try Scotch Chrome 100! I know @vicuna has amazing LC-Wide shots with this film! www.lomography.com/homes/vicuna/photos/17556237

  5. bsdunek
    bsdunek ·

    I was happy to hear this news. They must think there is a big enough market to spend money starting again. Maybe, because of the cut backs by Kodak and Fuji there is a market and they will fill the gap. I remember when most store brand films were made by Ferrania. I'm looking forward to trying a few rolls when available.

  6. kleeblatt
    kleeblatt ·

    That's great news !! I love Ferrania film !!!!

  7. virtualflyer
    virtualflyer ·

    @plasticpopsicle It's not fair, I had sent the same article! Just joking!

  8. guanatos
    guanatos ·

    I was soooo happy when I got their email :)

  9. bebopbebop
    bebopbebop ·

    long live ferrania!

  10. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    yeaaaah! I was so sad without my beloved Ferrania films! this is the best news for me!

  11. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    what a Ferrania Solaris 200 can do! www.lomography.com/homes/superlighter/photos/12420961

  12. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    I'm so sorry @virtualflyer for the late reply and about the article you submitted! The Lomography Magazine no longer accepts submissions for the News section as indicated here: www.lomography.com/magazine/requested-posts

  13. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    @superlighter Beautiful shot! I'm personally excited about this improved version, and all the more so because I haven't tried anything from Ferrania yet!

  14. ihave2pillows
    ihave2pillows ·

    Wow that's a first! Film revival yay!

  15. rbruce63
    rbruce63 ·

    The Italians gave us Vespa, Ducati and Alfa Romeo! Now they give us back Ferrania! I want at least an 8 pack! How can we get in the line?

  16. snapsphotoservices-co-uk
    snapsphotoservices-co-uk ·

    Great New, well done Ferrania on this positive step that the photographic industry needs.

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