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
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Ultrafine Extreme 400 Test Roll in Yashica-A
Posted by hell-on-a-stick at 12:41 PM
Labels: 120 film, Acufine developer, Cheap Film Alternatives, home development, medium format, Ultrafine Extreme 400ISO, yashica-A
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You sure like your yashica now do you.
Fantastic shots! Feels like time just stoped for a moment but still everything full of life and joy!
What were your horrible experiences with the 100? Bleed through on the paper ? The ultrafine owner in oxnard told me that's history
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.
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