Originally Posted by Freakscene
Silvermax and how it came about is pretty well described.
If you want to know anything about Adox products, just contact them. They are by far more open and direct than any other manufacturer about their product line, plans and direction.
I like Silvermax too, particularly in the Adox Silvermax developer.
The Adox CHSII is similar, and seems in production.
Silvermax was introduced at Photokina 2012. And the Adox CEO was absolutely honest about its future right from the beginning: He said that it is a unique production run which cannot be done again. So when the film is sold out, it will be gone.
Those who like Silvermax should stock up now.
Silvermax is indeed quite similar to Agfa Scala, but not identical: Silvermax has finer grain, but also 1/3 stop less sensitivity.
And Adox CHS 100 II is indeed a very good replacement: Same spectral sensivity, same tonality, similar sharpness and resolution. Only grain is a bit more visible on CHS 100 II. CHS 100 II is currently available in sheets. 35mm and 120 will follow next, they are working on it.