Efke, Foma, Classic Pan & PMK

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Jim MacKenzie, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. Have any of you tried these films in PMK?

    It's fairly easy to find data on Efke 25, but the other films don't seem all
    that popular. I got two rolls of each (and six of Efke 25) from J&C Photo
    in Missouri to try. I'm particularly interested in the Efke films, but I'm
    going to give the others a good test, too.

    I don't have enough film to do formal tests (and don't own a densitometer -
    besides, PMK requires a colour one) so your advice would make a good
    starting point.

    I'm also interested in experiences from more common North American
    developers like D-76/ID-11 (particularly 1:1), XTOL (particularly 1:1),
    Ilfotec DD-X, Diafine, etc. I also have some Ilford Microphen kicking
    around, and I'm planning to make my own D-23 in the next few weeks.

    Jim MacKenzie, Jul 28, 2003
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    Brian Weiss Guest

    Efke and JC Classic are probably the two best films available when
    using Pyro. I use ABC with the sheet films and it's a wonderful
    combination. J&C has PMK times posted on their site. I've never used
    the Foma in pyro so I can't help you there.
    Brian Weiss, Jul 29, 2003
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  3. My 135 film has an expiry date of 02/2006 and my 120, 11/2005. I'll report
    back once I've shot and developed some of each so that we can see. I
    wouldn't think you can get the film much fresher than I have it. (The 100'
    spool of Delta 100 I just bought locally, on special order, expires 03/2004,
    which was somewhat annoying. The bulk spool I had just finished, acquired
    from the same source, was dated 09/2004!)

    Jim MacKenzie, Jul 29, 2003
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    Andrew Price Guest

    Please do - I'd be very interested to hear if the Efke 120 curling
    problem has been cured by a new film base.
    Andrew Price, Jul 30, 2003
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    Brian Weiss Guest

    Efke 400 is Ilford rebranded. Fotokemika only manufacturers the 25, 50 and 100.
    Brian Weiss, Jul 31, 2003

  6. The 400 ASA is also produced by Fotokemika, but the emulsion is from Ilford
    so both statements are true in this case ;-)
    [email protected], Aug 1, 2003
  7. Classicpan is rebadged Fortepan, just like the Bergger stuff, but it
    is in Germany even cheaper than Fortepan.

    After some bad experiences with it some time ago, I havenĀ“t tried it
    again yet (I just hated the film base, but they changed it recently),
    and I just received a delivery from Fotoimpex (along some dozen rolls
    of Efke R50).
    Gruss, Roman
    Roman J. Rohleder, Aug 1, 2003
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