The Svema Factory, in Shostka, Ukraine was founded in 1931. For over six decades, they produced a wide variety of photographic films and plates and ceased operations in the 1990’s. Astrum Ltd., known for their aerial film products, now carries on Svema’s legacy in Shostka – by releasing new films using some of the old Svema machinery.
Svema FN-64 is a panchromatic, high resolution, negative film, coated onto a transparent 0.10mm polyester base. FN-64 has a protection layer on top of its emulsion to prevent scratching. The spectral sensitivity of FN-64 is expanded into the near infrared range of the energy spectrum. Its spectral sensitivity to up to 750nm. With very fine grain and great detail rendering, this film is wonderful for fine art photography.
The film should be stored in the dark and handled in subdued light. Due to this film’s unique characteristics and being loaded in re-useable cassettes, it is important to keep the film out of the light as much as possible, for best results.
- Traditional black and white film
- Polyester base, better for scanning
- Near infrared
- Non DX coded
- Made in Ukraine
This film was previously known as Astrum