You can feel the difference. When they are wet, efke films have a soft,smooth, rubbery feel to them, and scratch easily. Forte has a tough matte feel and is much more scratch resistant. Efke films do not have a hardened supercoat.
A few snippets of information gleaned from the Fotoimpex catalogue regarding Efke film:
- do not overexpose and/or overdevelop the ISO 25 and 50 films
- hardening fixer is recommended
-Efke films are made according to old Adox film recipes.
-the layer on which the emulsion is cast comes from Orwo.
-development temperature is critical.
Efke 25 is my favorite film. I have been using it for about 1 year now in 120, and got some 4x5 over the summer. I didn't like it in Pyro to much, but love it in Rodinal @ 1:50.
You guys in the postcard exchange, my first postcard "weeds" was shot on Efke 25 with no filter in Rodinal.
Aggie, bring some empty film holders on Tuesday and I will bring a box of the Efke 25 4x5 you can load up and try out.