The Film Pharmacist : Nova Silverfine 125

Catalog Number : 006
Reviewed By : Ankit Goel
Film Name : Nova Silverfine 125
Format : 120 / 135 / Instant : 135
Speed (ISO) : 125
Color / Slide / BW : BW
Processing (C41 / E6 / BW) : BW
Color Exaggeration (R/G/B) : NA
Availability (In Production / Back Stock / Discontinued) : In production
Contrast : Medium
Uniformity (High, Mid, Low) : Low
Personal Comments : I still remember how eventful the whole episode was! Really keen on trying film, I borrowed a film camera from a friend who himself had borrowed it from his friend. Armed with a 50mm lens, I went out to look for the cheapest film available and found Nova (for less than a $). With the low cost came the apprehensions and I hesitantly rolled it into the camera. I shot from 10pm to 10am (with a 4 hour sleep bracket) and the results completely bemused me.

All the shots came out as if the roll was misplaced with a 50 year old roll, there was a vintage feel all throughout. The good part to note is that even at 125ASA , the night shots came impeccably sharp however I realized that that going half a step lower on exposure didn’t suffice in the morning and slightly overexposed results came out all thoughout. But overall, I was very happy with the results and Nova Silverfine 125 eventually plunged me deeper & deeper into the content world of film. This particular film is for sure recommended only if one is willing to spend big monies on the B&W post-processing and development!

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2 thoughts on “The Film Pharmacist : Nova Silverfine 125

    1. Vignesh, I don’t think Nova has a big series of professional films so well, surely you must have the same nova as we’re talking about here.. If you still have a doubt, why don’t you just mail ankit a small picture of your roll, he’d be able to confirm it for you.

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