Film 101: Is there such a thing as black and white slide film?

Yes, there is, well… was such a thing. Agfa Scala is a type of black and white slide film. It is no longer produced and does not offer it either.

But hey! Don’t be sad. Cross-processing can help you here, too.

If you are looking into black and white slides, you can cross-process any black and white negative film and get a slide out of it. Be aware though, that the normal black and white negative films don’t have a completely transparent base layer.

With that, you will need a film with a clear base. Some of these films are:

  • Fomapan R100
  • Rollei Superpan 200
  • Rollei Infrared 400
  • MACO PO 100c

Here are some websites that might be helpful to you: (German) (German) (English)

written on 2010-03-30 in #35mm #film