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    I finally found a semi local source for Efke 25 (in San Francisco). I bought a few rolls of 120 to check out. What are the recommended soups for this film? I usually use D76, Rodinal, and sometimes microphen. Not brave enough to Pyro yet...
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    Oh, wonderful stuff! That's my favourite film, and they've even started making it in sheets!

    Develop in just about anything - but since it is so fine-grained, you may as well use a sharp developer like - well, very dilute Rodinal. Or Neofin Blue. Or any other high-acutance developer. Beutler's is great: Give it 6-8 minutes, depending on what contrast you want. The film can take it - there's a lot of silver in there!

    Don't forget that this film is nearly orthochromatic: A red filter is usually a BIG mistake!
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    I am not at all familiar with Efke, although I am hearing the name more and more, just like with Bergger a year or two ago. What makes it different, other than the speed and assumably the grain?

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    From what I understand it is a vintage formula film.
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    David,
    don't know much about it, though it seems well regarded. Some people started using it when agfa dropped APX 25. here is a link to the primary US source.
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    Shawnee Mission? Sounds like an Indian casino.

    Anyway, for those who have used this film, can you compare it to something like Bergger or FP4 or Pan F or Panatomic X?

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    The 25 is close to Forte 200? In what ways?
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    Efke 25 works very well in 'soft' compensating developers. It should do very well in pmk, I have been using it with Weston pyro. I would be curious if anyone has tried efke 25/weston pyro with an enlarger. I rate it at @6.
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