Master your Low ISO Monochromes
This film has a slow speed of ISO 13, so we recommend using a camera and lens with manual controls for better control over your exposures. You should be able to manually adjust the shutter speed of your camera and aperture of your lens. Using a fast lens (maximum aperture of at least f/1.4 – f/2.8), is also recommended. This evocative emulsion can be developed both in the lab or at home with the standard black and white process and renders stunning effects with a variety of different developers. Whether you are a dab hand in the darkroom or looking to boost your development skills, we are here to help and have created a bespoke Babylon Kino B&W Film Guide with everything you need to know including tips, tricks, filters and a development chart.
Here is a quick overview on how your developer of choice will work with the Babylon Kino film:
This is our recommended developer for this film and is one of our favorite monochrome developers. It gives the Babylon Kino a neutral and even look and maintains noticeable grain.
Kodak HC-110 is a fine choice for photographers who want more detail and contrast in their shots because it gives the Babylon a punchier look, making the images really pop.
Ilford Ilfosol 3
This developer can bring out the range of gray tones within the Babylon ISO 13. This is perfect for moody themes and leans towards a more gloomy and dramatic aesthetic.
Compard R09 makes rich black tones come out of the frame, the detail can be impressive too! A good choice for various photographic applications.
This developer provides a balanced amount of contrast and is suitable for available light, reportage, and even fine art photography. A great all-rounder, it’s suited for a variety of shooting conditions and styles.