Efke KB-400

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  1. talajmente

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    Hi,

    Does anybody know how long the Efke KB-400 (135) should be developed in TMax 1+4 at 20C?

    Many thanks,
    - Lajos
     
  2. jim appleyard

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    I find it odd that j&c sells this stuff, but does not even list a time/dev on their site. You could go to jandcphoto.com and then email them to find a time for T-Max dev.
     
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    Does J&C sell KB400? I thought KB100 was the fastest Efke film they handled.
     
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    Whoa -- when did Efke start making a 400 speed?! I need to get out more...
     
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    I don't even see KB400 on JandC's page. Where is it?
     
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    Efke does not make a 400 speed film. I believe that Efke KB400 is rebranded HP5.

    Cheers,
    Geary
     
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    Thanks for the answers; the 6.5mins sounds right.
    The truth is here: http://www.digitaltruth.com/chart/unlisted.html (Efke KB-400 = Ilford HP5+)
    I have just developed that roll (4.5 mins, 21C), it looks pretty nice.
    I don't know where it can be obtained in the States, my source is the Erod Foto store in Budapest, Hungary. The price is about $3 per roll, but the darkroom features are just great! eg. the casette can be opened with nails and so on.
    By the way... have you ever seen/tried Svema films? (I think it's Ukrainian) The documentation for those is just perfect. It says: "emulsion number: xxxx; developing time: 7 mins" and nothing else... My friend just finished a roll - we are very curious about the results... :surprised:)
     
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    It's listed on their site. I'll check again, however.
     
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    I thought it was listed on their site. Must be my memory.
     
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    A swedish retailer has recently started to sell Efke PL400 (sheet film) claiming it's made in england for Efke and should be developed as HP5+.

    Edit: Oh, I missed that www.Photax.se already had been linked to in this thread
     
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    Efke KB400 is rebranded Ilford HP5. We carry the Ilford films under the Adox brand in both FP4 and HP5 in 35mm and 120.

    http://www.jandcphoto.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=91

    http://www.jandcphoto.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=93

    We don't list developing times because the times for FP4 and HP5 are well known.
     
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    Jumpin' Jiminy! If Ilford stopped producing, how many different film and paper brands would suddenly dry up?
     
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    I've used Svema films I picked up in Moskau in a Zorki III (1955) developed in a kind of Pyrocat HD (added some Vitamin C) diluted 1:1:100 15 mins at 20°C, the 100 speed was sharp but a kind of grainy. You might also try the developer of life (Rodinal) 1:50 at about 9 mins. I was looking for Tasma films, but it seems like the only source for this russian film is Retro in England, I guess Nigel got his from James Bond :tongue:

    Good luck with your films,

    Wolfram