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04-25-2010, 11:01 PM   #1
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Efke R25 in 120

Hello,

Anybody has shoot this film?
I just ordered a "few" rolls from Freestyle as I am dying to try it out.

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04-26-2010, 04:39 AM   #2
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It's great, fine-grained, low ISO film to shoot in daylight.

Curls like a mofo, though :-D
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Then it will fit right in with the Fomapan Classic 100 which seems "spring loaded".

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04-26-2010, 08:27 AM   #4
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How does the grain compare to, say, Acros? It is worth the two stops?

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Efke R25

I did a bunch of film testing when I started shooting B&W 120, and Efke R25 was on my list until I inherited a bunch of Agfa APX25 Another possibility is Rollei Pan25, which is also a fined grained slow speed film. Last time I checked the Rollei product was somewhat cheaper per roll.

I see that you are in Canada, so you may find it useful to order the Rollei products directly from Germany (www.macodirect.de) rather than through Freestyle. For the record, I have no association with Maco or Rolleifilm other than being a satisfied customer.

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Hello,

Thanks for the reply. The Rollei Pan 25 I have seen in NA is almost double the price of the EFke. I have ordered twenty rollsof Efke 25 from FreesTyle. If I like it as I think I would, then I will check Germany and the shipping cost...

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IMHO it is a complex thematic. Efke is a Croatian filmfactory near Zagreb/Agram which used the receipe and machines from the former (German) filmfactory Adox.
Mirko Bödecke (Fotoimpex, Berlin) bought the trade mark "Adox" in the early nineties and helds since end of the nienties parts of the croatian filmfactory Efke. Efke-Adox is an old style (Ag -rich, non T-crystal) film type.
Rollei Film is a trade mark which is owned by an film trader from northern Germany. He used to relabel Agfa film. Since Agfa Leverkusen stopped production some years ago nowadays most of the Rolleis changed their interior. IMHO Agfa Gevaert Belgium , which still produces fim material (most non customer items like aerial fim etc.) but iMHO no ISO 25 b&w Pan material.
So it might be that Rollei 25 and Efke/Adox 25 are today near relatives.
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Rollei Pan 25

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Another possibility is Rollei Pan25, which is also a fined grained slow speed film. Last time I checked the Rollei product was somewhat cheaper per roll.
I tried Rollei Pan 25 with the hope it'd be a nice replacement for Agfa APX 25, but i was rather disappointed with the results. I found Ilford PAN F+ suits me better; it's also extremely fine grained plus it's a stop faster.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Buffy Quote
I tried Rollei Pan 25 with the hope it'd be a nice replacement for Agfa APX 25, but i was rather disappointed with the results. I found Ilford PAN F+ suits me better; it's also extremely fine grained plus it's a stop faster.

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It would have to be a big improvement over the excellent modern emulsions that expose at around ISO 100 to be worth the scratching, hardening and long washing issues for the old emulsions out here where we try to conserve water.
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