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Rollei Retro 100, 400

The ROLLEI RETRO 100 is a panchromatic sensitised Black & White film with a medium speed of ISO 100/21°. The film can be applicated for any general purpose and is suitable for almost every professional tasks. Owing fine grainess, the exposure range of practically one f=stop over- and underexposure capacity, photo prints can be achieved, with an excellent sharpness and contrast, as well as high edge sharpness.

The ROLLEI RETRO 400 is a panchromatic sensitised Black & White film material with a high speed of ISO 400/27°. The film is enormously efficient and reliable, also within bad lighting conditions. A further vital point: Actually designed for high sensitivity, the film can be pushed also up to ISO 800/30° with special processing. Best contrasts in reference to finest grain and special tonal range can be reached by over-exposing the film material by approximately one f=stop, by processing the film in ROLLEI LOW SPEED developer (at ISO 50 with the RETRO 100 and/or ISO 200 with the RETRO 400).

  • Pancromatic medium and high speed b&w films;
  • special coating for an improvement of the transport properties of the cameras;
  • suitable for daylight and tungsten;
  • spectral sensitization 380 - 630nm;

Film base
35mm = 120μm, rollfilm = 95μm, cellulose triacetate

Emulsion Side: emulsion coating, antihalation coating
Back Side: NC "non-curling" coating

Layer Thickness

RETRO 100 - 7μm
RETRO 400 - 10μm

Resolving Power

RETRO 100 - 150 lines/mm
RETRO 400 - 110 lines/mm

Exposure Index
ISO 100/21° and ISO 400/27°

Caracteristic diagram:

Rollei Curves Chart


It is recommend not to leave the film material exposed into direct sunlight, strong heat or relative high humidity.

Unexposed Film

Up to 24 months in cold storage by 8° C is recommend

Exposed Film

After exposure, please keep film in cold condition, processing as soon as possible is recommend


The ROLLEI RETRO 100 and 400 must be processed in complete darkness. It can be developed succesfully in all standard. developers such as AGFA, ILFORD, KODAK, LABOR PARTNER or TETENAL. To achieve optimal results, a test development is recommended in order to obtain the correct development times and temperatures. By using other developers - not tested by MACO - decreases of quality can be expected showing rough grain structures and low sensitivity.