Your Whites Will Sparkle: Agfa Silvertone (35mm, 100 iso) User-Review


Gallery of a wide variety of experiments using Agfa Silvertone. I came across this film courtesy of Lomography and thought, “Why should color film have all the fun?”

In the world of Lomography, its easy to get caught up in a romance with color. Its nice to change up the pace every so often, and try black and white film stocks. I recently, had the privilege of shooting with Agfa Silvertone, and the results were very pleasing.

Agfa Silvertone is a pretty rare black and white film stock, and it packs a pleasant punch. Recognizing this value, I decided to take my time shooting the roll and make every frame count. For one month, I lugged around my Pentax loaded with the Silvertone, and experimented within a variety of exposure scenarios, including: snow, rain, daylight, and beneath the stars.

The experiments resulted in a number of successes, and made me a Silvertone fan. The whites of the images became unusually electrified, and the contrast proved to be surprising as well. Light-painting and time exposures also created cool effects. Silvertone is only 100iso, so a large amount of light is required for decent exposure. Shooting with it was one of my favorite Lomo experiences thus far. I highly recommend giving it a shot, or experimenting with any other black and white film stocks you come across.

written by j_robert on 2010-05-25 #gear #night #black-and-white #35mm #review #snow #light-painting #agfa-silvertone


  1. paramir
    paramir ·

    great lightpianting, i really wan tot see those other Assets!!! LSI, please fix this article!!! :)

  2. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    great review :D :D

  3. kutshie
    kutshie ·

    yeah, we want the experiments!!

  4. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    love the gallery !

  5. torium
    torium ·

    I love this film! Great gallery :-)

  6. qrro
    qrro ·

    15 16 30 are my fav! but all are great pics!! nice job!

  7. airin
    airin ·

    Great pics =) I've been wanting to try this film and now I really want to!

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