Bergger BRF 15 B&W Film
About a year ago I was enquiring on the Bergger BRF15 film. Robert Vonk replied and said it was basically a NP15 emulsion. That said he also said:
"It is /was an NP15 variant from OrWo Filmotec. Coated at Forte (before 2007) and put a modified NP15 OrWo emulsion on it. The same film was delivered to Maco under Rollei PAN 25 (version 1). The rest stock was bought by Impex and they sold it later under Adox Pan 25.
Rollei-Maco changed later for the Rollei Pan 25 (version 2) to Efke 25 film.
Because of the demise of Efke/Fotokemika, again plans are made for an OrWo Filmotec emulsion. The coating step can now be done by Foma or Inoviscoat."
Has there been any new plans to re introduce this film coated by Foma/ other and released under various names?
On a different note- what developing time would you recommend for Orwo NP15 if shot at 25 ISO and developed in Xtol straight at 24 degrees C? I see on Bergger's site they list their film at 5 minutes, but this was listed at ISO 15 and not 25.
Original ORWO NP-15 was 15 DIN not 15 ISO. 15 DIN is equal to 25 ISO. It produced beautiful negatives exposed at 12 DIN or 12 ISO and processed in HC110/H.
But Bergger BRF 15 was listed 15 ISO right on the box, not 15 DIN. So it was being overexposed a bit from the 25 ISO rating.
The statement from Robert Vonk is false (sorry Robert ;) ).
The BRF 15 was a unique film made by Forte. Filmotec had nothing to do with this film, and the film was different from the Rollei Pan 25.
There are no plans to make some BRF15 again, since the recipe has gone with the factory.