Aren't there any slow speed films in sheets? : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Film & Processing : One Thread

This is irritating, I have looked everywhere for slow speed films in sheets. Haven't found any, except orthocromatic films like Ilford Ortho Plus and Maco Ort25.

-- Patric (, February 10, 2002


T-Max 100. Depending upon the developer, you can rate it from 40 to 80.

-- Ed Buffaloe (, February 10, 2002.

Gigabit film ( 40 iso is available in sheets.

-- Marc Leest (, February 10, 2002.


I just bought a box of 4x5 Kodak Tech Pan: 25, so I guess it is stil in production, but may be special order.

Why not FP4 or T MAx 100 with a 2 stop ND filter? Many applications will justify the use of a yellow or orange filter.

I assume you want slow film for blur motion effects. Other than that I can not think of a reason to want slower film. Am I wrong?


-- RICHARD ILOMAKI (, February 10, 2002.

Efke 25 as Wephota NP15 from


-- Alexander Selzer (, February 10, 2002.

Thanks for the suggestions! I never really liked TMX. Too modern for me.

WHAT???? Efke 25 in sheet film?????


Must look up that Vephota site. I LOVE Efke films, and they are just as good even with another name. Vephota, isn't that the old Mimosa?

-- Patric (, February 10, 2002.

Mr. Ilomäki, I want slow speed, fine grained film for outdoor portraits and landscape shots. Yes, there are fine grained 100 Asa films too, but I like to work with slower speeds and larger aperures. Technical Pan is nice, but I prefer films that are more blue sensitive, just like the Efke films.

-- Patric (, February 10, 2002.

Gigabitfilm Sheet film ISO 25 4 x 5 Inch

-- Fred De Van (, February 11, 2002.


I understand: Great.


-- RICHARD ILOMAKI (, February 11, 2002.

Patric: I'm waiting for it for a couple of month now, but they said it should be available in February again ... so -- now. :-) The guys in Croatia are not allways on time.

Wephota or better Banse & Grohmann is at the same place where the former ORWO plant of Wernigerode was (very small compared to Wolfen). And it's the same place where Turaphot was till the end of WW2. And if I remember correctly there was also the name Vephota, until they changed to Turaphot -- or the other way round. So, at least a historic place.


-- Alexander Selzer (, February 11, 2002.

polaroid 55 neg/pos....I've been told that it is actually panatomic x, anyone else heard this??

-- mark lindsey (, February 12, 2002.

".. but I like to work with slower speeds and larger aperures." - How's about using a neutral density filter?

-- Pete Andrews (, February 13, 2002.

Or a blue filter to simulate blue-sensitive film.

-- Patrick A. Gainer (, February 27, 2002.

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