Merry Christmas, RIP Acros
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Merry Christmas, RIP Acros

Shot a video in the summer and ran out of time to finish it. Thought I'd whip something together to keep everyone entertained during the holidays.

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https://youtu.be/CJ8yhrMLXBg
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Old 12-25-2018   #2
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Nice Video, I know those locations like the back of my hand.

I never used Fuji Acros film, but it looks to render a lot like EFKE KB 100 film.
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That was good thanks for putting it up. I only shot one roll of Acros 100 and used HC-110h and I hit it the first try. Too bad it is gone I really liked it.
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Shot a video in the summer and ran out of time to finish it. Thought I'd whip something together to keep everyone entertained during the holidays.

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https://youtu.be/CJ8yhrMLXBg
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Nice Video, I know those locations like the back of my hand.

I never used Fuji Acros film, but it looks to render a lot like EFKE KB 100 film.
It was nothing like Efke KB-100. That was a gorgeous film with beautiful midtone gradation. Acros was the opposite; flat, lifeless midtones. Increasing developing time to increase contrast didn't work because the problem wasn't that the overall contrast of the film was low, it was lack of microcontrast in the mid tones.

Acros had two things going for it: The grain was fine and it allowed very long exposures with little reciprocity failure correction. I've used it for very low light work requiring 5 minute exposures! For normal work, just about any film made was better than Acros.
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Great video and something of a photography lesson to many of us. There really
are pictures everywhere for the creative. Nice M5 - I must put mine to more regular use (new years resolution maybe?). Merry Christmas. TW
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It was nothing like Efke KB-100. That was a gorgeous film with beautiful midtone gradation. Acros was the opposite; flat, lifeless midtones. Increasing developing time to increase contrast didn't work because the problem wasn't that the overall contrast of the film was low, it was lack of microcontrast in the mid tones.

Acros had two things going for it: The grain was fine and it allowed very long exposures with little reciprocity failure correction. I've used it for very low light work requiring 5 minute exposures! For normal work, just about any film made was better than Acros.
i tried many BW films and always go back to Trix. If I need less grain and more mid tones i switch from 135 to 120.

Trix keeps giving.

I find d76 diluted 1+3 gives the best tonal range and best grain structure. HTH
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I still have 8 cans with the Arista label. It looks good in Rodinal 1:50 but it is sterile looking a bit too clean. TMY is my standard film and I will cry if that goes.
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Very enjoyable!
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1. Is the meter broken or did u just not have a battery in the camera?
b. Is that your actual voice or has it been digitally altered to protect the innocent?
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If entire FujiNoFilm goes down, I won't miss a thing. Film and digital.

Nice camera porn and walk around video. Don't be shy next time.
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Huss the framelines I recreated and composited over the frames. They are completely CG. I didn’t feel like animating the meter or shutter speeds. I wouldn’t remember the settings anyways.

Glad everyone enjoys. I gotta figure out how to make some more stable videos but I’ve gotta brainstorm a solution.
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It was nothing like Efke KB-100. That was a gorgeous film with beautiful midtone gradation. Acros was the opposite; flat, lifeless midtones. Increasing developing time to increase contrast didn't work because the problem wasn't that the overall contrast of the film was low, it was lack of microcontrast in the mid tones.

Acros had two things going for it: The grain was fine and it allowed very long exposures with little reciprocity failure correction. I've used it for very low light work requiring 5 minute exposures! For normal work, just about any film made was better than Acros.
In a way Efke 100 is still in production under the Adox Name CHS 100 II is for all intents and purposes Efke 100 with better QC. and I agree the film is/was gorgeous.
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Shot a video in the summer and ran out of time to finish it. Thought I'd whip something together to keep everyone entertained during the holidays.

Hope you enjoy

https://youtu.be/CJ8yhrMLXBg
Thanks, nice video.
In which city these shots were made?
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If entire FujiNoFilm goes down, I won't miss a thing.
A very very shortsighted and counterproductive view. Because in that case there will be a Kodak monopoly in color film = skyrocketing prices! Just look at the current very high prices of color negative sheet film, there is already a Kodak monopoly. And not only for color film, BW will then be affected, too (not as strong as color, but it will be affected).
For the whole market and all film enthusiasts it will be best if Fujifilm stays active in the market. And they will if we as film photographers continue to buy their films, which are excellent.
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In a way Efke 100 is still in production under the Adox Name CHS 100 II is for all intents and purposes Efke 100 with better QC. and I agree the film is/was gorgeous.
The former Adox CHS 100 (= Efke 100 made by Fotokemika, but chosen from selected masterrolls by Adox) and the current Adox CHS 100 II have only two things in common:
- name
- similar spectral sensivity.

In all other parameters these two films are completely different (I've used both):
Adox CHS 100 II has
- much better sharpness
- much higher resolution
- finer grain
- much better QC
- current Adox CHS 100 II is coated by Adox on their new coating machine: it is a cascade multi-slot / multi-layer coating machine, whereas the former Fotokemika/Efke coating machine was a one-layer dive coating machine (very old and outdated tech).
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Thanks for posting the video. An interesting combination of color and movement and black&white stills.
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The former Adox CHS 100 (= Efke 100 made by Fotokemika, but chosen from selected masterrolls by Adox) and the current Adox CHS 100 II have only two things in common:
- name
- similar spectral sensitivity.

In all other parameters these two films are completely different (I've used both):
Adox CHS 100 II has
- much better sharpness
- much higher resolution
- finer grain
- much better QC
- current Adox CHS 100 II is coated by Adox on their new coating machine: it is a cascade multi-slot / multi-layer coating machine, whereas the former Fotokemika/Efke coating machine was a one-layer dive coating machine (very old and outdated tech).
Thank you for the info

Haven't used the CHS 100 II as I still have some Efke 100 I was astonished to read that the film was sold as orthopanchromatic by Adox as Efke 100 was many things but orthopanchromatic wasn't one of them. They also noted that the film is not as sensitive to blue/green which I find funny because that's the Ortho part of Orhopanchromatic (reduced red sensitivity or ortho = blue green sensitive), Efke 25 and 50 were known to be Orthopanchromatic whereas Efke 100 was fully panchromatic so if they changed the emulsion to orthopan there should also be a more than a small difference in the spectral sensitivity. I hope this is only a typo on the Adox site as I can live with less grain, more resolution and definetely better QC but a change from Pan to Orthopan is not a small change in the looks department and could be a deal breaker. Will have to try a few sheets :-(
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When I shot/developed/printed b/w, I bought a bunch of Acros. Kinda liked it at first because it had "a look" but it always seemed underexposed or dull or "something". Blamed myself, thought it was likely my own development technique. After a while I couldn't wait to get rid of it and went back to Tri-X and D76. Now I just shoot everything digital.

This review came to the same conclusions myself and some others had about this film starting out by damning it with faint praise.

"Fujifilm Acros 100 isn’t at all a bad film. It’s a pretty nice film actually...it’s tough to really want to reach for it on a regular basis. T-Max, Tri-X, Street Pan, and Delta all offer an almost totally unique look often highly prized and sought after over the moderate contrast Fujifilm Acros 100...However, I genuinely don’t think that it’s giving me something that digital can’t do at this point in the same way the other films I mentioned can."

He goes on to recommend it for studio work because its low contrast affords more flexibility with lighting. His sample images resemble the "blech-y" Acros look I grew to dislike after giving it ample chances to win me over.

If it was considered a superior film, more people would have bought it, and Fuji would still make it. Ultimately the marketplace decided. If I was to get back into bw film shooting and processing again, I wouldn't buy Acros. It would be, actually, the last film I'd buy. That said, always sad to see any film go out of production.
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Fun, Thanks for that ...
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Thanks, nice video.
In which city these shots were made?
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Which developers did you use, Christopher?
I am asking because I have got normal results with good midtone separation and a linear characteristic curve (measured with a densitometer) with Adox Rodinal 1+74 and Ilford DD-X 1+4.
For how many minutes, I wonder? The reason I ask, is because the recommendations vary. Christopher's website recommends 11 minutes for Rodinal, his favorite developer for Acros. The Massive Dev Chart, which does sometimes contain errors, recommends 13.5 minutes. The now-discontinued Rera Pan 100, which is believed to be repackaged Acros, is supposedly 16.5 minutes. These are all for 1:50 dilution. For the record I find the film rather un-contrasty in normal daylight but the long-exposure night work I've done with it is beautiful.
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I never used Acros but enjoyed very much your video, well though and well done (as I commented on youtube as robert kurt).

It's always sad to see a film to disappear...

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I've shot Acros both in 135 and 120 format, but I was not particularly impressed. It got slightly better when I started exposing it at ISO 200 and developing it in Xtol 1+1 (see Massive Dev Chart). It increases the contrast, but it probably does not fix the issues that Christopher points out here.

Always sad to see films disappear, but if there's one Fuji B&W film I would have wanted to keep it's the Neopan 400.
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I've watched the video a couple more times, and find myself more interested in your presentation than in Acros. I've seen a lot of these walkabout shooting videos and feel your technique and editing is among the best. It must have been a lot of work.

My only suggestion is that photographers don't spend so much time looking at the ground. I'd aim the camera up more to simulate the constant scanning that street shooters do when walking.

Really nice job, though. Thanks again for sharing it. And BTW, I also like your tumblr.

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The camera setup is actually a go pro adapted to the tripod socket and with the M5ís side mount the camera needs to be held up to get a steady straight shot.

Loses stealth a bit that way and also after time my wrist gets tired from holding the cameras up like that. Gotta find a better alternative. Iím thinking maybe a chest mount go pro combined with the camera mount one for future videos.

@argentia1 everything is all shot in Toronto as mentioned. Itís all Iíve got to work with right now but still makes for some nice opportunities
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For all you acros fans - what was your favorite conditions for shooting it? My favorite shots came from super high contrast midday sun, but those shots didn't have any midtones
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For how many minutes, I wonder? The reason I ask, is because the recommendations vary. Christopher's website recommends 11 minutes for Rodinal, his favorite developer for Acros. The Massive Dev Chart, which does sometimes contain errors, recommends 13.5 minutes. The now-discontinued Rera Pan 100, which is believed to be repackaged Acros, is supposedly 16.5 minutes. These are all for 1:50 dilution. For the record I find the film rather un-contrasty in normal daylight but the long-exposure night work I've done with it is beautiful
Longer developing times put the highlight densities too high, making the film harder to print or scan. I agree with you on low-light work. Acros was wonderful for that.



This was a FIVE MINUTE exposure on Acros! It was so dark in there I could barely focus my Hasselblad. Developed in Rodinal 1+50.
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Brilliant video! I really enjoy Toronto in summer. I was lucky enough to pick up 5 or 6 rolls of 35mm acros when I was there last.
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For all you acros fans - what was your favorite conditions for shooting it? My favorite shots came from super high contrast midday sun, but those shots didn't have any midtones
I have shot over 1200 rolls of Acros in the past 7 years. It was my go to film for any and all situations where an ISO 100 speed film could be used. It is an absolutely amazing film and I nearly gave up photography when it was discontinued. I was lucky and was able to buy $1500 worth of 120 size Acros so I'll be shooting for a few more years yet.

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Thank you for the interesting "walk video" and the images too. The discussions posted here are very useful too.
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Personally, love Acros, but only ever shot it in medium format.





I would develop and print with high contrast and it always looked how I wanted it to, in regards to that effect. I did order a couple of 5 packs when I heard it was probably next on the chopping block. I shoot B&W so infrequently these days that that will probably last me a couple of years.
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Well I just got six boxes of Acros 120 roll film yesterday from B&H in a box of $420 of stuff. I used to use FP4 but got sick of the paper backing, it was leaving marks and ruined many images after 40 years of using it. I have a feeling that the humidity in the south here in the USA was the cause, I moved over here from the UK in 1990 and had no problems unto using it here. So I need to start reading up on my next choice...
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I used to use FP4 but got sick of the paper backing, it was leaving marks and ruined many images after 40 years of using it.
Never heard of this problem with FP4+.
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yeah I never came across that with FP4 perhaps it was older film and/or humidity post exposure.

As for Acros yes I had a good run wonderful film I used it from the very start when Fuji introduced it and a Fuji Rep gave me some sample rolls (remember when that happened at the local lab HA). I pushed the rep to pass on my thoughts and feelings that a 400 or even 800 ISO speed Acros is what I really really wanted as a (then) full time wedding photographer shooting 40-60 rolls of 35mm and 120 per wedding. I then could use a similar emulsion from bright mid-day portraits with lots of fill flash to the moderate light levels of the ceremony to the mixed ambient light of the reception. As it was staying within the Fuji "universe' of film emulsions during one wedding would often complicate the process further down the line; processing times and chemistry as well as printing times and contrast adjustments would often negate the use of Acros for just one segment of the wedding day.

It would often fall that I would take Ilford FP4 HP5 and Delta 3200 as a set up and then Kodak Plus-X and Tri-X and/or Tmax 100/400/3200 as another. Ilford FP4 seemed to make a nice match to Neopan 400 of which I used hundred of feet of.

I came to the conclusion that the Acros was just too different from Neopan 400 and 1600 for most of my shooting then. I did get into using Acros in 35mm with Leica M's and tripods at night for long exposure times mostly Rodinal 1;50.

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I liked Acros for some purposes. I found it less picky about developer than it was about how it was developed, and found it generally looked better with more agitation and adjusting contrast by modifying development time. It also needed a lot of fixing - Fuji aren't kidding when they said it was a new silver iodide technology that facilitated a lot of the characteristics of Acros.

At EI 100 in Xtol 1+2 with continuous agitation.


In Xtol 1+3 (2 rolls in 1L) intermittent agitation




The most difficult thing about it was that it was so straight line it was hard to print it on most silver papers without a lot of work.

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I could see it being very difficult to print. You have a very linear film and a very linear film.

I've been told that Xtol isn't a great developer for printing because of the way it handles the highlights. With Acros I could imagine it would be worse in the highlights but better in the midtones.
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I could see it being very difficult to print. You have a very linear film and a very linear film.

I've been told that Xtol isn't a great developer for printing because of the way it handles the highlights. With Acros I could imagine it would be worse in the highlights but better in the midtones.
Xtol creates an S shaped curve, whereas most other developers crate an upswept curve.



This makes printing easier, not harder, because negative-positive media have inherently much higher highlight contrast than shadow contrast.

Papers aren't as straight line as you may think. Some papers formulated more recently, and with t-grain or epitaxial films in mind, have lower highlight contrast. Most older tech papers have moderate to high highlight contrast, although nothing made now has highlight contrast as high as the Ilford MG FB from before the "V" upgrade or the Forte and Efke/Fotochemika papers.

The difficulty with Acros is/was(?) that it was the closest to a straight line I have tested, and most papers rendered the highlights poorly. I printed it on lower highlight contrast paper, printing the highlights down somewhat, and used bleach to brighten and increase the highlight contrast. For something like this:



It was still harder to get right than for other films.

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I bought ten rolls of Acros 120 a while ago from B&H and shot the first recently in my Kodak Reflex II. I've always liked the results I've gotten with it from developing in Rodinal 1:50.
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