Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ultrafine Extreme 400 Test Roll in Yashica-A

In my Search for a Cheap-ass film alternative to Kodak films that I fall in love with and then never get to use again because they are discontinued, I figured perhaps less might be more, so I went in with my friend Dehk and bought some Ultrafine. We both had pretty horrible experiences with the Ultrafine 100ISO films, but the 400ISO extreme emulsion is worth it. At 2.69$ a roll, it is very hard to complain about this solid film  Here are a few from a roll of 120 that I tested in a used Yashica-A that I've recently aquired. I developed at 20celcius for 4min 15 seconds in Acufine developer




5 comments:

dehk said...

You sure like your yashica now do you.

Mikko Tyllinen said...

Fantastic shots! Feels like time just stoped for a moment but still everything full of life and joy!

hell-on-a-stick said...

Thanks, Mikko!

mike hinkleman said...

What were your horrible experiences with the 100? Bleed through on the paper ? The ultrafine owner in oxnard told me that's history

hell-on-a-stick said...

Mike, basically the issue was total lack of anti-halation layer, it reminded me of Polypan 50 in this regard, lots of glow, poor shadow detail, easily scratched and difficult to develop evenly. If they've remedied this, I'd like to get some and shoot it, as long as it isn't just re-labled foma or kentmere. I suspected that their 400 xtreme was a Ilford Hp4 or hp5 equivalent, if not those very films...but i have no proof as such.