Old russian B&W film .20 Years She waited when I loaded it into my camera, and together we swam through the waves to her memory.
JSC Svema "Ukraine – the largest enterprise of the USSR, specializing in all types of amateur and professional, films, black and white and color (negative, positive, kontratipnye, which are used in television, audio, film and technical drawing, photo special, medical and technical fields, for registration of cosmic radiation, the film for the defense industry and space research). After the collapse of the Soviet Union the production of photosensitive materials gradually decreased until the complete termination.
In 1981 produced:
Svema 32, 1932 ISO
Svema 64, 1964 ISO
Svema 125, 125 ISO
Svema 250, 250 ISO
Svema Reporter 200, ISO
All films are released in two formats 35mm AND 120.
Currently, you can still find Svema on sale, but with expired date and says “develop before 1991”.
I bought film with the same date . I photographed on the beach and the city in a super sunny days and even took a few photos with flash and double exposure.
I Develop it in D 76, time-6 minutes, stop solution (vinegar and water), sour fixer. After the developer film looks dark and a bit fragile. Because the emulsion is old, it crumbles and cracks. This gives a very strange effect, as if sand penetrated the interior of your camera.Each new film – is unique, nobody knows what might happen, I recommend you experiment with time and the type of film processing chemicals. But you can be sure – you’ll newer get the usual pictures and never dreamed about it.