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    Rollei Retro sheet film

    I have been using Rollei Retro 100 film in 4x5 and 8x10 and it's a really nice film.. It appears to have disappeared from the Universe, anybody have any first-hand knowledge about this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eclarke View Post
    I have been using Rollei Retro 100 film in 4x5 and 8x10 and it's a really nice film.. It appears to have disappeared from the Universe, anybody have any first-hand knowledge about this?
    If you used the retro 100 tonal, it has been discontinued since it was manufactured in the Fotokemika plant. And this plant closed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurelien View Post
    If you used the retro 100 tonal, it has been discontinued since it was manufactured in the Fotokemika plant. And this plant closed.
    I was afraid of that, it's a nice film and pretty affordable.. I just got 4 more boxes of 8x10 from Maco and have a couple hundred sheets of 4x5. I'm also a huge fan of Aura, have about 400 sheets...A sad situation..
    Thanks for the input..Evan

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    Rollei Retro 100 and Rollei Retro 100 TONAL are two different films.
    Retro 100 was repackaged AGFA APX 100, and the last of these Rollei films sold last year I think. Retro 400 went long before that...

    Retro 100 TONAL is an orthopanchromatic sensitised EFKE 100 emulsion, which as a consequence of EFKE closing their doors, will no longer be manufactured.

    I'm not entirely sure about the on going production of Tonal 100, and I speak under correction that it's manufacturing wasn't an on-going film. It may have been a once off.

    I wish they made RPX100 in sheet film. This is a fantastic film. Be it a clone or a very close cousin of Kentmere 100...

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    Yep, the Tonal is what I have..it's a very nice consistent quality film from sheet to sheet. Beautiful in Rodinal 1+50 and Jobo agitation..



 

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