Efke KB100 Black&White

Discussion in 'Film Forum' started by ambientvc, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Hi,
    I was wondering if anyone has ever shot with Efke KB100 Black&White film? I've never seen it in Toronto. Anyone out there ever had any experiences with it?

  2. Never tried it, but I have tried their 25. And I like it.
  3. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    I have a roll of Efke 256 as well. But I never seem to get bright enough to take advantage of a film so slow! 100 is at least manageable - where did you hear about it Vince?

    Ed, I remember you said something about Efke 25. Remember when that was, and if you posted pictures?
  4. Roll 20 in early June was the one.
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  5. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Oh yeah! It looks really good at keeping both the shadows and the highlights well within a scannable range. I think I'll try it with some sunlit people shots like you did. Looks like that might be it's calling.
  6. I usually use Ilford but I am looking for a film with a different feel. My wife and I are heading to Amsterdam so I just wondering what to take. I use Kodak Infrared and while in Egypt I shot Fuji. I found the Efke on the B&H site.
  7. a few EFKE shots


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    i like KB50 in Rodinal, KB25 is ok, i'd need to use it more, i've tried KB100 but have not liked it yet, if i'm useing the ISO 100, FUJI 100ACROS or 100SS is my choice, but the KB50 in RODINAL has some grain structure i like
  8. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Thanks Rodney. I like the look of those films! I also think I recognize those roofs.

    And thanks for the info Vince. I favor HIE as well. Do you have a problem with it in airports visavie x-rays?
  9. For what it's worth, I've shot with the 50 (both films are called Adox CHS over here);


    and the 25;



    So far I've only developed the films in Adox APH09 (the same as Calbe R09, or the Rodinal old formula), I believe it's smoother in ID11/D76. I love the vintage look of the film in this developer (R09), the CHS25 especially.

    If you're using R09, be careful with agitation, as it seems to foam up quite easily, and will mark the emulsion (particularly on the 25).

    The 25 is fairly easy to shoot, once you get a degree of comfort with shooting wide open (or close to it) all the time. It needs good light, but not excessively so, I think.
  10. I've never had any issues with airport x-rays. I always travel with a lead bag. The European and North American airports I've been through all have uptoday machinery but I'm always cautious just the same.
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