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01-13-2010, 08:06 AM   #1
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Rollei R3 : first impressions

I tried the Rollei R3 and it is a wonderful film, alas it is not produced anymore...

It can be exposed from 25 to 6400 iso (nominal speed is 400 iso).


Pentax 645N Pentax FA 645 150mm f:2.8 ED
Rollei R 100 iso developped in Rollei Low Speed RLS
Scanned with Epson Perfection V500 at 2400dpi


Pentax 645N Pentax FA 645 150mm f:2.8 ED
Rollei R 50 iso developped in Rollei Low Speed RLS
Scanned with Epson Perfection V500 at 2400dpi


01-14-2010, 05:32 AM   #2
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Wow, that's amazing. And you say they've discontinued it? I never used it because I thought the development would be tricky.
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Rollei R3 was a glorified MACO Cube, I tested a few rolls and found it to be an iteresting film but would not bet my chips on it. However at low speeds it can be really nice,

Roger HIcks had a great article on the CUBE, and I followed his recommendations for development in Ilford DDX, and got nice tonality at EI200-300
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01-16-2010, 04:55 PM   #4
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They discontinued the film because it was very difficult to sell it, you need to be very careful with the development and it needs to be pre soaked.

I hope they will reintroduce it one day...

I developed both films together, so the 50 iso film is a little bit over developed, that's why the grain is more visible...


Rollei R3 50 iso


Rollei R3 100iso



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