Love cats? Love 35mm film? Then you'll love this 35mm film that looks like a cat

Kiki Pan 320 film
(Image credit: Camera Film Photo)

Film photography is great fun, which is one of the reasons why the form has been making such a big comeback over the past couple of years. However, the film itself is usually pretty boring. 

Enter Kiki Pan 320, a new black and white 35mm film is designed in England, manufactured in Germany and distributed in Hong Kong – where its packaging was designed by somebody who decided that it should look like a cat, and be named after one as well. 

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Yes, pick up a roll of Kiki Pan 320 and you'll be greeted by a delightfully designed box that looks like a black cat – complete with cute little pads on the bottom, and a bright pink starfish on the rear. The cat is actually a specific one, named KiKi – and it's owned by the founder of Camera Film Photo, which distributes the film, himself an avid street photographer. 

(Image credit: Camera Film Photo)

Described by Japanese retailer Cura (opens in new tab) (to add a fourth country to the mix) as "a completely new, traditional black-and-white film", this ISO320 speed film "has a large grain, making it ideal for street photography and travel photography. It produces a very sharp image while being unique."

Camera Film Photo itself describes (opens in new tab) the stock as, "a brand-new roll film, not a self-roll film with a sticker label, provides classical high speed panchromatic film result. It is available to process by most of the standard B&W developers such as Rodinal, Berspeed, HC-110, etc. it also can be processed by Monobath."

A 36-exposure roll of Kiki Pan 320 sells for $8.25 / £7.25 / AU$11.25. And while some may describe independent, limited edition rolls like this as novelty film stocks, there is an increasing place for low-price film – especially with news that Kodak is hiking prices by as much as 40% (opens in new tab), with a 36 roll of E100 set to cost $42.58 / £35.08 / AU$61.85!

If you want to pick up some feline flavored film, head over to Camera Film Photo (opens in new tab) – and you can check out some sample images below.

(Image credit: Camera Film Photo)

(Image credit: Camera Film Photo)

Kiki Pan 320 film

(Image credit: Camera Film Photo)

(Image credit: Camera Film Photo)

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James Artaius
Editor

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 Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine (opens in new tab)Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show (opens in new tab). An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.