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    We are due for some good news....

    Hey, looks like Rollei will launch a new B&W film they call Rcube....with possible EI's of 25 to 6400 and it will be available in 8x10 sheets, now, here is something to get exited about...

    http://www.photographyblog.com/comme...d=4030_0_1_0_C

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    cool. I hope we don't need some weird developer to use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EricR
    cool. I hope we don't need some weird developer to use it.
    Nope, it seems it is the next step on tabular grains, these seem to be cubes...

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    "Film speed is variable from ISO 25 to ISO 6400" Holy variability Batman!

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    I think Maco announced this last month when they announced also that they were coming out with the new 840c IR film.Both films sound great and hopefully will be bearers of good things to come.
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    This is interesting. I wonder if other camera makers will follow suit. Hasselbrand film. Costs an arm and a leg but it looks good.
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    Rollei R³ film got mentioned in a thread here.

    It is available now in some sizes, in fact. I've already got my camera bag stuffed with it, and some Rollei R³ (!) developer ready for it.

    The two recommended developers are 'Rollei R³ Low Speed' (probably very similar to Maco Cube developer) and 'Rollei R³ High Speed' (probably very similar to Maco Supergrain developer). You could try Perceptol instead of the Low Speed and Xtol or D-76 instead of the High Speed. I've found that Cube 400c works well (to my taste) in Perceptol 1+3, Xtol 1+3 and W2D2+. There are other devs mentioned in the Maco pdf for R³ (currently in German only). All the times are pretty much the same as Cube 400c - R³ is a close relative of Cube 400c. It has the same SFX-like spectral response, with lower graininess than SFX. Very nice for skin tones.

    There are some pretty ambitious claims for this film. I'll be interested to see how it performs, and how the two R³ developers compare to my favourites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge
    Hey, looks like Rollei will launch a new B&W film they call Rcube....with possible EI's of 25 to 6400 and it will be available in 8x10 sheets, now, here is something to get exited about...

    http://www.photographyblog.com/comme...d=4030_0_1_0_C
    This is a modified traffic film like cube. It is 3 layers in an unconventional arrangement of largest grains on the surface. Development takes a long time because you have to get through all 3 layers. The film will look lousy if underdeveloped as you will get very large grain from the outer layer and nothing from the inner layers. It will be always better to over develop this film. We have run some tests using other developers and development times in the 25-30 minute range are looking about right. Despite the cube designation this is not a flat crystal film like TMax but a conventional crystal structure. Maco has two developers for this film a low and high speed. But the reality is that there will be several conventional developers that will work as well. It's just a matter of testing the combinations.

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    Thanks Helen and John. Is JandC going to stock it?....show us some pics Helen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge
    Thanks Helen and John. Is JandC going to stock it?....show us some pics Helen...
    Yes, roll films in a few days and sheet films in about a month.

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