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    Rollei RPX400 vs. Kentmere 400

    Hello,

    I was wondering if the two films mentioned above are the same. In the specs.they seem to have the same developing times. At first I hoped RPX is Agfa APX 400 but after some searh seems that this is not true :-(
    Thank you.

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    Yes,it is.
    Rollei RPX 100 / 400 = Kentmere 100/400
    The only difference is that Kentmere films are not available as 120 roll films.
    I haven't tried the RPX 400, but the RPX 100 is quite nice:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bundesp...in/photostream

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    RPX has the same base in 120 and 135 formats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by werra View Post
    RPX has the same base in 120 and 135 formats?
    120 film is 0,102 mm acetate base
    135 film is 0,120 mm acetate base

    http://www.macodirect.de/download/TA_RPX_100_gb.pdf
    http://www.macodirect.de/download/TA_RPX_400_gb.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bundesphotograph View Post
    Yes,it is.
    Rollei RPX 100 / 400 = Kentmere 100/400
    The only difference is that Kentmere films are not available as 120 roll films.
    I haven't tried the RPX 400, but the RPX 100 is quite nice:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bundesp...in/photostream
    Really?

    I thought Ilford did not re-brand house products for resale. I could beleive that Harman coats the material to spec, but I would need to see some confirmation from the source or distributor that is is the same material.

    J.

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    Strictly speaking Kentmere is not the same as Ilford and it's not sold under the Ilford brand as you can see on this web page:

    http://ilfordphoto.com/products/prod...26+White+Films

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    So, who is actually producing those films??? Hartman or Maco?? I'm just in process of testing Kentmere 100. Almost the same price as Arista/Foma 100 @ Freestyle.
    Goran

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    Quote Originally Posted by mablo View Post
    Strictly speaking Kentmere is not the same as Ilford and it's not sold under the Ilford brand as you can see on this web page:

    http://ilfordphoto.com/products/prod...26+White+Films

    Exactely,Mablo!

    RPX are Kentmere emulsions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorbas View Post
    So, who is actually producing those films??? Hartman or Maco?? I'm just in process of testing Kentmere 100. Almost the same price as Arista/Foma 100 @ Freestyle.
    Goran
    Maco doesn't produce film.It's made by Harman (Kentmere/Ilford)in Moberly/England.
    Last edited by Bundesphotograph; 09-08-2012 at 12:09 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Kentmere can be processed using the same times as Foma..
    I developed a roll of Kentmere 400 and used the same times as FOMA400 with excellent results.

    Kentmere 400 - Xtol 1+1 - 400ASA - 9:30 @ 20C

    http://www.digitaltruth.com/devchart...tol&mdc=Search

    That's my contribution there.. (Perhaps Foma and Kentmere 400 are the same??)

    Compare ID-11 1+1 with Foma400 at 12-13 minutes... and with Kentmere 400... yup, 12-13 minutes
    Go figure
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