Efke film

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How many here use Efke film? I love their films! The 25 and 50 Asa films have very fine grain and beautiful grey tones. And their 100 Asa film is the only one that comes in 127-format. I use it a lot in my Rolleiflex 4x4 cameras.

I loved Agfa APX 25, but will now use Efke R 25 and R 50 in those cases I used APX 25 before.

Do they sell Efke films in your countries? What developers do you prefer for those films? I use D-76, Rodinal, Aculux 2, and will try them with older developer recipes I will mix myself.

-- Patric (jenspatric@mail.bip.net), March 02, 2001


I used to use their R-17 and KB-14 films, developed in Rodinal--they were stunning films. The KB-14 had a unique color sensitivity that lightened greens somewhat. I don't know if these two films are still produced, but I'd like to try them with PMK if I can find them again.

-- Ed Buffaloe (edb@unblinkingeye.com), March 03, 2001.

Ed, the films are called R-25/KB-25 and R-50/KB-50 now, but are the same films as the ones you used. They changed the names when Fotokemika DX-coded the film cassettes. Yep, they are ortho- panchromatic and makes red a little darker and blue/green a little ligther. Great for portraits using lamps or, as you mention, foilage. The 100 Asa film, R-100/KB-100 (Called R-21/KB-21 before) is a normal pancromatic film though, but still a good allround film. It comes in 127-format too.

-- Patric (jenspatric@mail.bip.net), March 03, 2001.

Freestyle has Efke.

-- Conrad Hoffman (choffman@rpa.net), March 03, 2001.

I just visited Freestyle's site and Searched for Efke and Adox, but could not find them. Anyone else know a source for this film?

-- Ed Buffaloe (edb@unblinkingeye.com), March 09, 2001.


You can order them directly via www.fotoimpex.de (they're working on their English site). I haven't tried these films yet, but I am very curious -- would you have any additional advice re processing, filters, etc.? How does the R25 compare to APX 25?



-- Charles Ruberto (charles_ruberto@attglobal.net), March 15, 2001.

Efke ISO 25 film is listed in Freestyle Co catalog as #2536 KB 25 36 exposure $1.99 each, ten or more $1.89 each.

#251-000 35mm x 100' KB 25 $19.95 Note: my catalog was Fall/1999 edition. Price and availablity may have changed.

-- martin tai (martin.tai@capcanada.com), March 18, 2001.

I spoke with Freestyle today and they informed me that they are having trouble getting Efke film from the manufacturer in Croatia. Currently, they only have a bit of R100-120 in stoc

-- Chris Heard (westrnview@aol.com), March 24, 2001.

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