The Film that Will Not Exist Any More: ORWO Color NC19 (120, 64 iso)


Not so long ago I got 10 coils of film – the ORWO colour NC19 – on the internet auction. When I bought this film at once I knew that it would be necessary to show it on cross-process (C41) because the manufacturer of this film, and chemistry for it (ORWO 5168) was stopped approximately in the mid-nineties, but the price surprised me: 2$ for a film.

Having received a film by mail, next day I inserted it into “Lubitel” camera and went to take photos of my snow-covered town. The result of it you can see on these photos. I liked ORWO colour NC19 very much. Interesting emerald colour. It is difficult for any other film to make such effect. It is a pity though, that I bought only 10 coils of this rare gem of a film. So I would like to give you a piece of  advice: if you see this film, buy it and don’t even think, just buy!

I sincerely hope that there will come a time when they will have this film manufactured again.

written by fish300 on 2010-08-06 #gear #120 #review #c41 #lubitel #cross #orwo #iso64 #user-review


  1. nural
    nural ·

    this really does bring out an amazing color in the photos

  2. ne_fryakai
    ne_fryakai ·

    алё! дождался!! поздравляю, эмейзинг, греат и все прочее...)))))

  3. fish300
    fish300 ·


  4. wallflowersforjane
    wallflowersforjane ·

    what a gorgeous colour this film produces, i have never seen anything like this!

  5. poetpunk
    poetpunk ·

    I have been looking for some for a long time. I love color shifts.

  6. lomoteddy
    lomoteddy ·

    cool :D

  7. 1minute1second
    1minute1second ·

    Wow completely gorgeous. I love the color in these photos.

  8. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    nice !

  9. pulex
    pulex ·

    cool!! just got 4 rolls of it, one expired in 1984 and the other three in 1989..good to know now that i can develop them in c-41!!

  10. sthomas68
    sthomas68 ·

    Okay, this last shot....was this of an actual moving airplane? If so, you have got skillz!!!!

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