Development Chart 4 - Efke Films

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I haven't had any responses on Fuji Neopan 100 SS, so I thought I would go ahead and ask if anyone has times for the current Efke films. They are hard to come by in the U.S. right now, but perhaps the Europeans might have more ready access.

I once used KB-14 and KB-17, both of which had ortho-panchromatic emulsions which were more sensitive to green. Very nice films. The KB-14 was rated at 20 and the KB-17 at 40. I'm told they have become KB-25 and KB-50 and have had their speeds revised upwards 1/3 stop. Efke also makes R-100 (used to be R-21) with a standard panchromatic emulsion.

Please include developer, dilution, time, temperature, agitation method, exposure index, and any comments.

-- Ed Buffaloe (edb@unblinkingeye.com), March 31, 2001

Answers

KB stands for "kleinbild" and "R" for rollfilm.

Efke KB/R 100 in Rodinal 1+50 4 - 5 minutes at 68 F (20 C)

Efke KB/R 100 in Agfa 8, 10 minutes at 68 F (20 C)

Efke KB/R 100 in Agfa 14, 9 minutes at 68 F (20 C)

Efke KB/R 100 in D-76, 9 min at 68 F (20 C)

Efke KB/R 50 in Agfa 14, 6 - 7 minutes at 68 F (20 C)

Efke KB/R 50 in D-76, 8 minutes at 68 F (20 C)

Efke KB/R 25 in D-76, 8 minutes at 68 F (20 C)

-- Patric (jenspatric@mail.bip.net), March 31, 2001.


There is also Efke sheet film PL100. "PL" stands for the german "Planfilm".

The times given above is for usual small tank development. I use to agitate for five seconds every half minute.

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


The main distributor for efke films in Europe is Fotoimpex in Berlin/Germany. Go to their homepage at http://www.fotoimpex.de and klick onto the developer tank on the lower left corner of the opening page. This will give you time tables for (croatian) efke and (czech) foma films with many different developers. The list is in german and ENGLISH!. Fotoimpex ships worldwide, I think.

-- Georg Kern (georg.kern@uibk.ac.at), April 03, 2001.

Efke is imported and sold in Sweden by Photax AB. www.photax.se

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

Any idea how to get Efke films in the U.S? Thanks!

-- Marcel Perez-Calisto (marcelperez@hotmail.cpm), April 14, 2001.


I'd enjoy hearing experiences with the Efke films in PMK developer. These emulsions seem ideally suited for a pyrogallol-based developer.

-- Jim MacKenzie (photojim@yahoo.com), May 07, 2001.

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