Bodie Boiler, Efke 25

Joined
May 14, 2008
Messages
2,799
Location
California
Lynn inspired me to post an Efke 25 120 shot. Love the tonality of this film and it is very, very clean. No dust removal on this shot and only a few spots. It does curl a bit though.

2770217934_5db7419ea8_o.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


I've shot this boiler many times, I love the way the light shines through the tubes and the sharp lines of the rivets.
 
Joined
Dec 28, 2006
Messages
1,214
Location
Sydney, Australia
Tim,

Looking a 6x6 negative of Efke 25 must be unbelievable. The detail that I am resolving in 35mm is mind-bending!

I have only shot 5 rolls of Efke 25, but I find it much more like shooting positive film, it is not as forgiving of bad exposure and really takes over-exposure unkindly. But when exposed properly, it has a wide latitude and great tonal range, not too mention sharpness that will rip apart lenses and scanners.
 
Joined
Oct 27, 2007
Messages
3,048
Location
NH
My new favorite fine grain film is Pan F 50. So contrasty with so much tonal range. I love it. But 25 speed would be awesome, the slower the better. Ever pull it to 12? 6? THAT would be fun. :smile:
 
Joined
Dec 28, 2006
Messages
1,214
Location
Sydney, Australia
Not sure what Tim's experience has been, but Efke 25 and 50 do not like overexposure of any kind, even pulling. These are older style emulsions, so overexposure gives you larger, clumpier grain. But I must say that both of these emulsion push well to 1 stop and give great shadow detail.
 

Latest threads

Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Forum GIFs powered by GIPHY: https://giphy.com/
Copyright © Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom