Comments on/Reviews of film
Forum newbie here. I've been wanting to try brands of films other than Kodak, Fuji and Ilford. For those who've tried or who are regularly using, what can you say about Efke, Fomapan and Arista?
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Many people like these films, but quality control issues pop up occasionally.
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"One of the most singular characters of the hyposulphites, is the property their solutions possess of dissolving muriate of silver and retaining it in considerable quantity in permanent solution" — Sir John Frederick William Herschel, "On the Hyposulphurous Acid and its Compounds." The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal
, Vol. 1 (8 Jan. 1819): 8-29. p. 11
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I have heard great things about Efke. Only ever shot one roll. It was ok for me, it does curl badly though, atleast in my experience.
Me and Fomapan had a bad experience. I bought a pack of 4x5 film that was just a bit too big for standard 4x5 film holders. Then shot some in 120 that had bad production marks on it. Forte was better than Fomapan in my opinion.
To me though, you can't beat the emulsions made by Kodak, Fuji, and Ilford. If you want to save a few cents per roll of film to me it's not worth it. Stick with the big names. They have the highest quality standards, and are the most consistent from batch to batch.