Exciting Announcements from SilvergrainClassics Meetup in Germany

By Molly Kate

SilvergrainClassics held an eventful analogue meetup in Frankfurt, Germany at the Leica Gallery on June 25 where both Adox and Silbersalz presented two exciting announcements.

Mirko Bödecker, Managing Director of Adox & FotoImpex, announced the next new color film from Adox will be a low ISO 3/DIN 6 film named Helios. They are currently still working on the film and the release date will be announced soon! Large format sizes will be available and may even come before 35mm or medium format.

Adox also announced that the proceeds from the sale of Helios will be used to produce a “normal” ISO range.

(Source: SilvergrainClassics)

Adox Helios branding design
Image Courtesy of SilvergrainClassics

Thomas Bergmann from Silbersalz also presented “an exclusive insight to a new scanning and film development service that Silbersalz are working on.” (Source: SilvergrainClassics)  Silbersalz is a company based in Germany that was founded by Bergmann and fellow cinematographer Kyrill Ahlvers. They produce high-quality motion picture films for commercial/advertising campaigns but also currently offer an all-in-one cine film package for photographers who want to shoot 35mm still images with motion picture film. This cine film package includes the motion picture Kodak Vision3 film in 35mm format, ECN-2 processing and HDR scanning. Will be exciting to see what else they offer for film shooters!

Silbersalz team in the back of a pick up truck, one member holding a camera filming off the truck
Image Courtesy of SilvergrainClassics

Nico Llasera of Nico’s Photography Show and Camera Rescue and Albert Roig, founder of Carmencita Film Lab in Spain also made presentations to the group during the event.

Additionally, the meetup included a photowalk and developing workshop run by Lina Bessanova. On the photowalk, participants received a roll of Adox Scala 50, a black and white slide film.  Afterwards, Lina walked participants though the Scala reversal developing process. If you would like to see what this process is like, Lina has produced an informative video on her Youtube channel using the Scala kit here. For more Scala fun, Karin Majoka has a video here about a similar workshop she took at the Leica HQ which Lina also ran. If you are experiencing “FOMO” (fear-of-missing-out) like me at this moment, Adox sells a Scala processing kit so anyone can develop this at home. Adox even keeps a highlight section of the Scala process on Instagram. There is no shortage of Scala resources!

Lina Bessanova demonstrating how to process Adox Scala reversal film
Image Courtesy of SilvergrainClassics

Event details and images provided and used with permission from SilvergrainClassics. Check out their original post on the event here.

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About The Author

By Molly Kate
Photographer, writer, and CPA currently running a Youtube channel called Eclectachrome. I'm a huge fan of shiny new objects which makes writing news a perfect fit. Favorite cameras are often mechanical rangefinders, folders, and compacts and I love most film stocks. I enjoy developing and scanning my own film as well as printing in the darkroom when there's extra time!
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