Copex Rapid is a different film which for sure is the better choice if you try to replace PAN 25 as it performs among the microfilms the most like a regular film.
But is canīt be compared to CMS 20 because it has grains of twice the size of CMS 20.
We decided that we donīt use the Copex Rapid (next to selling the Spur product ofcourse, we have been friends for many years) because we wanted the best resolving microfilm in the world to set the benchmark.
Also you are comparing the old CMS 20 plus ADOTECH I obviously.
The usability of the curve has been extended with the new ADOTECH II so some of your named differences will disappear or be less visible.
I wonder about your claim for sensitization. The sensitization of both films is very similar and I would not call Copex Rapid "real panchromatic".
ADOTECH II is now in production. The test-phase is finished.
Freestyle will carry both products.
CMS 20 has been available in 4x5 since 4 years. We just have a temporary lack of supply because the sheetfilm confectioning we used has been closed and our own confectioning is in the process of beeing set up and in the meantime we ran out.
It will be back the latest in December unless we find a temporary solution.
You sayd that: "CHS Art is good but not anywhere near the Pan 25 unfortunately! "
Would you mind telling me which differences you found exactly?