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Kosmo Foto Mono 120 black-and-white film announced

Kosmo Foto Mono 120 black-and-white film announced

The popular Kosmo Foto Mono film, a 35mm black-and-white ISO100 emulsion, has been a hit with analogue photographers since it launched in November 2017. Now Kosmo is bringing its same winning formula to medium-format users with a 120 roll film version of the stock, which has entered full production. 

A versatile panchromatic film, Mono can be used in a variety of natural light shooting environments (from sunny days to overcast conditions) to indoor studio environments using flash.

The stock can be pull-processed to ISO50 or push-processed to ISO400, and can be developed with Perceptol, Tetenal and Rodinal. It cannot, however, be developed by labs using C41 processing.

It's been a good time for analogue 120 shooters lately, with Lomography launching a medium-format version of its black-and-white 100 Potsdam Kino film at the beginning of February.

Amazingly, it does look as if film is making a comeback, as a new generation of photographers seeks to recapture the evocative, imperfect look of analog film. If you are into film photography, check out our guide to the best film cameras and the best films.

Kosmo Foto Mono 120 film is available for pre-order from the Kosmo website at £4.50 per roll (minimum of three rolls, maximum of ten).

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a magazine and web journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients as diverse as Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show. An Olympus (Micro Four Thirds) and Canon (full frame) shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a particular fondness for vintage lenses and film cameras.