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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:52 am    Post subject: current options for orthochromatic B&W film? Reply with quote

Since I've taken a taste of shooting my FED & Moskva's, I'm now interested to use them with orthochromatic film.

In local stores, I've found Washi with ISO 12 and 25 sensitivities, but that might be a little challenging with the equipment I have Surprised

Any other suggestions that I have missed?


PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only one over ISO 25 I can recall is the Agfa Cinerex 50, with the same contrasty look.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rollei Ortho 25 has been available for a while, but you're paying for what used to be a name.

If you've a taste for Former Soviet Union things, Silberra Orto 50 is new in stock in some places. There were plans for 25 and 80 as well.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much!

The Agfa is unfortunately only available outside of Europe, as far as I could find, which increases the chances of going through X-ray check Confused

The Silberra I will try; ISO 50 is still a bit borderline for the FED, but my Exakta is reliable at speeds below 1/100th.

For 120, I guess I'll have to try the Washi Smile


PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sjak wrote:
Thanks so much!

The Agfa is unfortunately only available outside of Europe, as far as I could find, which increases the chances of going through X-ray check Confused

The Silberra I will try; ISO 50 is still a bit borderline for the FED, but my Exakta is reliable at speeds below 1/100th.

For 120, I guess I'll have to try the Washi Smile


I have friends that have extensively tested the Cinerex, and they've been able to push the film up to ISO 400 with D76 developing, and it keeps the same look. I still recommend it.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maco-Direct in germany has ortho-films.
Beside Ortho:
Adox(no Ortho) is now able to coat films. 120 versions coming. there are two youtube videos. first one is more clear, second one more about the challenges/business.
Lets support Adox/Fotoimpex. they saved and bought every machine they could possible use.
And:Tetenal is saved


PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jhayashileite wrote:


I have friends that have extensively tested the Cinerex, and they've been able to push the film up to ISO 400 with D76 developing, and it keeps the same look. I still recommend it.
Don't get me wrong, I'm sure it's a great film, but the issue is that it does not seem available in Europe. Airfreight often goes through X-ray scan, which can damage the film...


PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

europanorama wrote:
Maco-Direct in germany has ortho-films.
Beside Ortho:
Adox(no Ortho) is now able to coat films. 120 versions coming. there are two youtube videos. first one is more clear, second one more about the challenges/business.
Lets support Adox/Fotoimpex. they saved and bought every machine they could possible use.
And:Tetenal is saved
Thanks, some very useful links, Maco has a lot of stuff in its store Like 1 small


PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone told Ferrania-one day will offer 70mm film. not ortho i suspect. P30 most probably. hope also 61.5mm long roll, cut 70mm. we would accept if they cut 70mm on one side. will then work in any cassette, camera with cogwheel.


PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ilford Photo releases new Ortho Plus film

Here is a quote from the press release:
Ortho Plus is an 80-ISO film which will be available in 35mm, 120 and sheet film sizes.

A press release from Ilford Photo said: “Ilford Ortho Plus is an orthochromatic black and white film with an ISO rating of 80 for daylight/natural light or 40 for use under Tungsten light sources. Designed as a high-resolution copy film for negatives, it offers superb photographic potential thanks to its fine grain and sharpness.

“Ideally suited for landscape photography, the blue and green sensitivity of this emulsion enables the film to be handled in deep red safelight conditions making processing and inspection easier.


https://kosmofoto.com/2019/10/ilford-photo-releases-new-ortho-plus-film-and-multigrade-rc-deluxe-paper/?fbclid=IwAR3P2ysnjt3w4NdURP0WElGjs8bNqD6NVZ6ahBGdNhb7vCwE1vkgD-bIw68