View Full Version : Adox lives!!!!
We have a current thread about favorite films. Adox was mentioned. It was indeed a good film with fine grain if you got the 25 ASA version.
It lives on as EFKE according to this person on *b*y: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=4202&item=3814767992 and to keep this on track, there is 25 ASA/ISO b/w version for 35mm (rangefinder) cameras. He also has it in 120, 620, 2 1/4 x 3 1/4, 4x5 and 8x10. He also has some Fuji 126 and Minox.
I have never had any dealings with this person before, so if anyone wishes to do so they are on their own. I will be ordering some soon though.
Just thought some of you who like b/w might like to try some.
This is J and C. It is a mail order film seller in Kansas City.
You can buy directly from them instead of through the auction site. They are reliable and ship fast. I think they are now the authorized US importer of Efke films.
The Frugal Photographer also sells some of the Ekfe sizes through his website. He distributes from both a Canadian and US location.
I didn't realize they were selling through online auction. Well, it's good to see the return of this emulsion.
I guess everything old is made new again -- a good thing, in this instance.
Yes. According to http://www.fotoimpex.de/ J&C are the official importers of Efke film.
I bought a pack of 10 rolls from Berlin (I live in Amsterdam so Berlin isn't too far away) mainly so I could get myself into home-developing of BW films. These films were so cheap, even inclusing shipping, that I didn't hesitate much to buy them.
I like the KB100. KB25 and KB50 just seem too slow for me.
Oh, I just found another link on Efke film, though it doesn't really have much info:
There was another link http://www.efke.combut that one doesn't exist anymore (it belonged to Adox).
It had quite some information on Efke films, going even so far as to have some examples of how much resolution can be extracted from these films. Too bad it's no longer available....
I imported Efke film into the USA in 1984 & 1985 (Chicago Film & Paper). It is good stuff! I owned the Adox trademake in the USA but abandoned it by lack of use.
I use EFKE film in 127 in my Baby Rolleis and used a lot of KB14 - it's my all time favorite for a slow film.
When I run out of Agfapan 25 and Verichrome 120, I will replace them with Kb14 and R100.
I'm gald to see that J&C are bringing the film back into the USA and I hope they do well with it.
I've had a roll of Efke R25 in 120 lying in the refrigerator for 6 months now. This thread makes me want to run it through the 'blad and see what come out.
Question: Will developing this Efke film pose any difficulties if dropped off at a lab? (I.e. - is this a film that is straighforward to develop for most labs)?
Welcome to the forum, Tony! Back in the '60s when I was just getting started with 35mm photography, Adox KB17 was the first B&W film I tried. Back here in the US, it wasn't so easy to find. I used a lot of Agfa Isopan FF and Ilford Pan F...
Ask what developer they use and if you can specify the development time. If not, the shoot it at EI 6 for 4 frames, EI 12 for 4 frames, EI 25 for 4 frames, and EI 50 for the last.
When you get the negs back make a proper proof and that will show you which is the best EI to use for their development time.
I used to use HC110B for 6 minutes at 68 degrees, EI of 12.
Any idea if it can be bought straight from Croatia over the web?
Duncan, I've been reading about this film and probably you can order it from here:
I'm considering a 10 pack of KB50...
For Europeans, it may be faster and more cost effective to purchase Efke from Fotoimpex of Berlin than trying to get it from JandC of Kansas City.
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