Positive news for film photographers
Old 08-16-2015   #1
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Positive news for film photographers

Hi,

some further positve news:

1. Adox has recently introduced their excellent Adox CHS 100 II film also in 120 format.
http://www.fotoimpex.de/shopen/films...rmat-film.html

2. Adox has recently introduced a new high-performance developer for BW paper: Adox MCC Developer.
http://www.adox.de/Photo/adox-chemis...mcc-developer/

3. And Adox has just introduced a new paper developer based on ascorbic acid: Adox Neutol ECO.
http://www.adox.de/Photo/neutol-eco-2/

4. Freestyle is now (finally, finally.....) offering the Fuji Hunt 6 bath E6 home developing kit. The best E6 chemistry you can get.

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Old 08-16-2015   #2
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Jan, thanks for the list. (By the way, always interesting to read your informed and informative posts here on RFF about the factual situation regarding the state of analog.)

As it happens, I bought a bottle of Adox Neutol Eco recently and used it for some prints, liking it so far. A hydroquinone-free paper developer, what's not to like! Hoping it will have a decent shelf life in the opened and then sealed bottle, as I do not get around to do darkroomwork all the time.

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Jan, thanks for the list. (By the way, always interesting to read your informed and informative posts here on RFF about the factual situation regarding the state of analog.)
Oh, thank you .
But I only try to do proper research. More than 95% of the information is available for the public and published somewhere.
The rest is simply asking manufacturers, distributors and talking to experts working in the industry (e.g. there are some in German and international forums).
And I visitit photo fairs like the Photokina and talk to the companies there.
That's it. It's quite simple.

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$9 dollars a roll! Ouch.
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Old 08-16-2015   #5
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Hoping it will have a decent shelf life in the opened and then sealed bottle, as I do not get around to do darkroomwork all the time. Greetings, Ljós
Ljós, please report here when you know more about shelf life and other aspects. I'm in a similar situation, darkroom time is rare for me but nonetheless i'd like to try the new Adox developer.
Regards, Klaus.
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And Maco's got a Double-X for those of us who don't know where to get it in bulk in Europe.

Price? 60EUR for 5 rolls.
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Ljós, please report here when you know more about shelf life and other aspects. I'm in a similar situation, darkroom time is rare for me but nonetheless i'd like to try the new Adox developer.
Regards, Klaus.
Klaus, will do!
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$9 dollars a roll! Ouch.
Wrong!!
A 120 roll of Adox CHS 100 II is 5,18€.
At current exchange rate that is about 5,70$.

And this film is sharper and has higher resolving power (I've tested it, other photographers as well with the same result) than Ilford FP4+, Rollei RPX 100 and Fomapan 100.

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A roll of 35mm CHS 100II at Freestyle is $8.99. The 120 size doesn't seem available at B&H or Freestyle. Maybe soon,
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Old 08-19-2015   #10
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Hi,

probably interesting for those who are interested in all the news and helpful information about current film photography:
Fotoimpex / Adox has an excellent news stream, tips & tricks and interesting general information about film photography on their publicly readable Fotoimpex Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/FOTOIMPEX
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Old 08-19-2015   #11
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The non-hydroquonine developer sounds interesting.
I wonder when Freestyle would have them in stock...
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Old 08-20-2015   #12
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Ljós, please report here when you know more about shelf life and other aspects. I'm in a similar situation, darkroom time is rare for me but nonetheless i'd like to try the new Adox developer.
Regards, Klaus.
Ljós, Klaus, I am quite fond of Moersch ECO 4812 (paper developer). Love this stuff. Lasts a long time and gives absolutely beautiful results.

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Hi,

probably interesting for those who are interested in all the news and helpful information about current film photography:
Fotoimpex / Adox has an excellent news stream, tips & tricks and interesting general information about film photography on their publicly readable Fotoimpex Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/FOTOIMPEX
Thanks, that's really great!
So much interesting information there, and updates several times a week. And also in two languages, German and English.

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Old 09-15-2015   #14
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Hi,

another very very exciting news:

http://www.adox.de/Photo/adox-acquir...-coating-line/

The film revival is getting stronger.

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That's great news indeed. Hopefully they can put more variety into market now.

I REALLY hope they make an "Aura" type of an infrared film. I've been dearly missing this since Efke went away. Rolley Infrared 400 is very-very nice, but just quite doesn't "hit the spot" like Efke IR820 Aura (or MACO IR820 Aura) did.
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The video won't play full size for me…. help?
Right click over the video. Then select "Full Screen"
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Wrong!!
A 120 roll of Adox CHS 100 II is 5,18€.
At current exchange rate that is about 5,70$.
And if you are outside the EU you can avoid the VAT and pay about 4,35€ per roll. I'm going to place an order later this week. I dig this stuff.
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Detailed report about the film revival:

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/latest/latest-announcements/film-guide-free-with-amateur-photographer-19-sept-2015-60923
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I am hearing both the Silvermax and CHS 100 II are excellent films, but there are voices on the net stating that:
- Silvermax is a one off batch, and it will run out soon after which there will be no more
- CHS 100 II curls like crazy
Could you kindly comment on these, given that you seem to have some insider knowledge?
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Hi Marek,

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I am hearing both the Silvermax and CHS 100 II are excellent films, but there are voices on the net stating that:
- Silvermax is a one off batch, and it will run out soon after which there will be no more
official info is that Adox is working on a continued production. Now with their new purchased coating machine it is even easier.
But there is no need for a hurry, because the current batch was very big and is probably lasting another 2-3 years.

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- CHS 100 II curls like crazy
I cannot confirm that. Mine does not curl. CHS 100 II has an additional special anti-curling and anti-halation layer, and that works very well.

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Thanks for the link!

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- CHS 100 II curls like crazy
Ok, I haven't shot any CHS 100 II yet. But you have to consider, there was the "Adox CHS 100" and there's now the "CHS 100 II".
You propably will find many statements about the first "CHS 100" which aren't true for the new version.

The first "CHS 100" was "Efke 100" film with tigther quality control, the "CHS 100 II" is a new film (on a new base) which was formulated to be similar to the "Efke 100" (which was basically 1950s Adox film in the first place) after Efke closed down.

So the CHS 100 was at the beginning an "old Adox" film, then after Adox' demise produced by Efke, and now it's again a (new) Adox film
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The first "CHS 100" was "Efke 100" film with tigther quality control, the "CHS 100 II" is a new film (on a new base) which was formulated to be similar to the "Efke 100" (which was basically 1950s Adox film in the first place) after Efke closed down.
The only similarity between CHS 100 and CHS 100 II is the spectral sensivity curve.
Fortunately in all other paramters the recent CHS 100 II has nothing to do at all with the first CHS 100:
CHS 100 II is made on current, modern emulsion making and coating equipment, not on the old crappy machines of Fotokemika.
And CHS 100 II
- has two anti-halation layers, making it much sharper
- has one anti-curling layer
- has significantly higher resolution
- has finer grain
- has much better quality control.
CHS 100 II is a much much better film than former CHS 100.

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Thanks.
I need a Iso 100 circa film for situations where 400 ISO films are less indicated, and I prefer traditional films from T grain ones. For the moment I've settled on RPX 100, as it is available in both 35mm and 120 versions, it dries flat, and I like this film better than FP4. I'm going to test the Silvermax and CHS 100 II against it to see if there is some evident advantage. It is a pity Silvermax is not produced in 120 size.
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Marek,
I did direct comparisons concerning sharpness, resolution and grain with RPX 100, FP4+, Silvermax and CHS 100 II.
Silvermax won by a minimal margin over CHS 100 II in all parameters.
And CHS 100 II surpassed FP4+ and RPX 100 in resolution by 25% (!), and is also sharper (probably because of the two anti-halation layers).
Concerning grain Silvermax has the finest, followed by FP4+ and CHS 100 II, and RPX 100 has a bit coarser grain than all others.

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Marek,
I did direct comparisons concerning sharpness, resolution and grain with RPX 100, FP4+, Silvermax and CHS 100 II.
Silvermax won by a minimal margin over CHS 100 II in all parameters.
And CHS 100 II surpassed FP4+ and RPX 100 in resolution by 25% (!), and is also sharper (probably because of the two anti-halation layers).
Concerning grain Silvermax has the finest, followed by FP4+ and CHS 100 II, and RPX 100 has a bit coarser grain than all others.

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This was with Silvermax in its dedicated developer?
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This was with Silvermax in its dedicated developer?
No, with Spur HRX, but the Silvermax developer is similar.
Also an excellent match for Silvermax film and CHS 100 II is the Adox FX-39 developer (its the original Geoffrey Crawley formular). Very sharp, semi-compensating, good speed, sharp but nice grain.

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And another positive news for us film photographers:
Film Ferrania is making progress:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects.../posts/1276465
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