Agfa Cinerex - tests and recommendation
I'm reviving this old thread as I've been shooting this film again and thought I'd share results. In particular I'm trying to find better shadow detail and shot this latest roll on an overcast day without much contrast in the lighting. I'll say I'm still having some trouble gaining significant shadow detail and the negs are still quite contrasty. I may still try to pull back on development times more and perhaps lower the asa even more but have to say even with less shadow detail than say a traditional B&W emulsion I really love the look I'm getting from this film nonetheless. VERY grain evident but overall a very unique and interesting tonality that while may not work all the time but I find quite interesting and pleasing.
All the below shot at 50 asa with my Nikon F2 with a 35/1.4 Nikkor-N AI lens. Most shot at f/2 or so. Developed in HC-110 dilution H (half of dil B) at 7 minutes development time at 22C, agitation 3 times every 30 seconds. Scanned on a Nikon 9000 with Vuescan software.
Window seat "nap area":
My daughter Naomi (who we call "Mimi") who will be 4 years old this coming December 30: