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    New film - Rollei RPX 25

    There's just been an annoucement that there'll be an addition to the Rollei RPX series, this time it's an ASA 25 version. Looks like more technical-type of film to me, I really liked their ORT25 film so would be interesting to how this new film renders b&w images.

    From Macodirect:



    Newest addition to the popular RPX family: Rollei RPX 25.

    With the Rollei RPX 25, we have a low-speed panchromatic black and white film with a nominal sensitivity of ISO 25/15 ° in our product range again.
    The Rollei RPX 25 is characterised by a high sensitivity reserve of one f-stop, depending upon development. The thin-section document-emulsion is poured onto a highly transparent base and offers an extraordinary sharpness, with finest grain.



    Has anyone tried it yet? I wonder what that particular "extraordinary sharpness" translates into. Or is it Agfa APX 25 rebadged?

    I know it's for sale starting with January 2014, but hoping maybe someone "insider" can already give some thoughts on this

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    It says "Pan", so it doesn't sound like a tech film., they already have ATP film and if it's APX 25, it's getting pretty old. I think that was discontinued in '01. Could it be leftover Efke 25?
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    It neither ATP, nor APX 25, nor Efke 25.

    It is RPX 25, a brand new film specially made for Rollei.
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    Wow! Who is making this film for Rollei?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurelien View Post
    It neither ATP, nor APX 25, nor Efke 25.

    It is RPX 25, a brand new film specially made for Rollei.
    That's good news. As said I always liked low-ASA films, so if it's a brand new design film it's starting to sound real promising now

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    Can anyone explain in practical terms what a "high sensitivity reserve of one f-stop, depending on development" actually means?

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    probably means you can shoot it at 50

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentaxuser View Post
    Can anyone explain in practical terms what a "high sensitivity reserve of one f-stop, depending on development" actually means?

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    pentaxuser
    It sounds to me like it mean's it's a technical film that's very high contrast in normal developers, but of course I could be wrong. The sentence as written really doesn't make any sense.

    Calling it "pan" in no way means it's not a technical film, it just means it's sensitive to the entire visual spectrum. Tech Pan was expanded panchromatic sensitivity with extended red.

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    Interesting the german version of the text calls it "a high resolution and high acutance silver rich thin layer emulsion on a clear base. with one stop speed reserve" no reference to it being a document/technical film must be the translation. It doesn't seem to require a special developer to get normal contrast so maybe it's really a slow speed normal contrast emulsion if this is true than Rollei has my deepest respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDR View Post
    Interesting the german version of the text calls it "a high resolution and high acutance silver rich thin layer emulsion on a clear base. with one stop speed reserve" no reference to it being a document/technical film must be the translation. It doesn't seem to require a special developer to get normal contrast so maybe it's really a slow speed normal contrast emulsion if this is true than Rollei has my deepest respect.
    I agree! I really like PanF when I want "slow", but it would be really nice to have a little different alternative. I'm sure it will cost folks in the states just a little more, but it just might be worth it. I know I'll give it a go just to see. JohnW

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