Agfa Cinerex - tests and recommendation
I'm starting a thread here for test results with the 35mm Agfa Cinerex IC1N 50asa orthochromatic film that was sold by APUG'er "Field".
I ran a quick initial test with the film. Here are some initial thoughts.
The film is packed loose in black plastic (no can or other wrapper) open it in the dark:) I spooled about half onto an old Fuji bulk reel from 100' film; the film base on this is thin, so half easily gets it into my Lloyds loader.
I did a bracket test roll of plus and minus a stop from EI 25, then did a clip test in my replenished Xtol at my normal Tri-X time. My actual time isn't useful for others since this is a replenished tank.
EI 25 looks very good. EI 50 has decent shadow detail too and may be close to what would be considered a normal ISO number. It certainly looks like that is a good working range.
My normal Tri-X developing time isn't too far off. It is certainly not too short, and is probably a little long. It is hard to judge until I make some prints. I'll probably shoot at EI 25 and back off a bit on the time until I have a better feel for the film.
Grain is fine, but not as fine as Acros or TMX. The grain is very crisp and sharpness looks excellent, with a high acutance look.
I'll be looking forward to hearing more opinions and suggestions here.