For one pack, of course it does. Couriers from Europe to Australia ain't cheap until you start putting $500 of materials in the box.
According to the Fotoimpex site they use the postal service, so I was hoping it would be somewhat reasonable. To post a box of 4x5 film from Australia to Germany would be $18, whereas 29 euro is about $42 AUD. If Freestyle have a reasonable price per box I should be able to get it sent FIMS for about $18 so I'll wait for that.
At 2 minutes metered, TMY-2 needs 4 minutes - 1 stop.
At 4 minutes metered, TMY-2 needs 9 minutes - 1.very little stops.
Very low slope of the reciprocity failure curve, for sure, and the two extra stops compared to Acros are nice to have, for sure.
Last week I shot some night scenes, and Bond's data was right on the money.
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Bruce, thank you for your nice take on reviewing this new film from Adox, and congratulations for some very fine articles in your blog. It was a nice discovery for me.
My take here is just to complement your review with my own data for the sheet film version, in this case 4x5. This is densitometry (or sensitometry) data for my specific developing procedure (PyrocatHD 1.5:1:260), but it might be useful for someone else, specially because I include a short reciprocity test.
So, in one of the figures you will see how the gradient changes for different durations of my developing: 12 min, 24 min, 36 min and 48 min. In another figure how the gradient changes for the same exposure but using different exposure times: 0.3 s, 2.4 s and 9.6 s, and developing time: 36 min. As you can see at least until 9.6 s there is no significant reciprocity failure - the gradient is essentially the same. I wanted to make further tests with longer exposures but have been under heavy workload...maybe next week.
I don't like to compare density curves from different films but for a reference I can say that for the same developing conditions (36 min) the gradient of Adox CHS100II is lower than that of Fomapan 100, but not by a lot (0.58 vs. 0.64). This means that Adox is slightly less contrasty than Fomapan.
Included is also a photograph I have taken with this sheet film and developed for 36 min. While there is some sky in the photo it really is very small and dark since I used an orange filter and thus cannot comment on its spectral response. Arguably it is one its greates strengths so I am curious to try portraits and open landscapes. This is a scanned negative, as I haven't had the time to print it, but I have not processed it digitally.
I must say I enjoy this film a lot. Kudos to Adox!
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Glad you've enjoyed my website and I hope you keep coming back. Your reciprocity test is very interesting. Wish I could do this technical stuff! I'm going to shoot some landscapes with the new CHS to see how its spectral response compares with Silvermax. I think Mirko of Adox would agree with you that this could well be one of the best reasons for using it.
For other contributors wondering about availability, Adox CHS 100 II can be bought in the UK from Ag Photographic in 35mm, 5x4 and 10x8. Not sure about elsewhere.
=anyone here used the new Adox 100?? I have done some basic tests with the film. sorry that I' m too lame to post some pix but heck everyone needs to do their own testing. the film has incredible tonality. seems to have no defects that I can see. prints quite beautifully. downside is the the price. they are really whamming it to us at $50+- per box for 25 sheets. I'm going use up my current stash of film first before I can support this. I still feel that TMY is THE best overall film ever made and will use it until it's not available anymore. for the rest of you out there what are you waiting for..go use the film!!