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Rollei Paul & Reinhold (Pic: Maco Direct)
The new film is available in packs of two (Pic: Maco Direct)

German distributor Maco Direct has released a new film to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Rollei.

The two-film set – called Paul & Reinhold – marks the centenary of the formation of the German camera-making company by Paul Franke and Reinhold Heideke.

The set comprises two rolls of ISO 640 35mm black-and-white film – one with a “Paul” sticker and the other with a “Reinhold” sticker – in a two-film pocket case.

The set of two 36-frame films cost €12.95 (£11.90/$15.25) and is already in stock.

“In 1920, Paul Franke and Reinhold Heidecke founded Rollei. 100 years later, in 2020, we celebrate the brand‘s anniversary. This limited twin-pack is dedicated to them.

“Two b&w negative films, both with the same contents; just like the two founders carried the same vision. Both films are intended to capture and develop the sharing of creative ideas and to take them out into the world.“So why not share the second film with a friend and shooting photos for eternity?”

“Maco Direct also released extra technical information on the films.”

  • Two b&w negative films with 36 exposures each
  • Nominal sensitivity: ISO 640/29°
  • Including film container for two 35mm films
  • Fine grain & natural contrasts
  • Exposure latitude from ISO 320/26° to ISO 1600/33°
  • Excellent for available light, action & street photos
  • Recommended development in Rollei SUPERGRAIN | at dilution 1+9 for 8 min / at dilution 1+12 for 9½ min

Rollei Paul & Reinhold (Pic: Maco Direct)

Founded in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, in 1920, Rollei became famous for their Rolleiflex and Rolleicord medium format cameras, aswell as 35mm viewfinder and SLR cameras such as the Rollei 35 and SL35.

Maco Direct has licensed the name to badge its own range of black-and-white films.

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David Kachel
David Kachel
1 year ago

The canisters say ISO 100, the text of the article says, ISO 640.
Which is it?

My Self
My Self
8 months ago
Reply to  David Kachel

wow! you definitely can read accurately… canister says 100 Jahre (100 years), no idea where did you find “100 iso”. Specs clearly say 320/640/1600, according to dev temperatures.

Last edited 8 months ago by My Self