ADVISORY - 9/011 Currently - we recommend you not use the current EFKE50 stock. ALL current emulsion of E50 has tested in poor condition from the factory and we have not been unable to obtain new stock to test. If you have old-stock EFKE50 [bought 2yrs prior], the film should be in good condition. The very last EM-batch produced a 2.30-DMAX in dr5. The current stock-E50 is only producing a 2.80 DMAX - (updated - 10/011)
LAST TESTED STOCK - em#111011 - exp9/013
NOTE: CHANGES TO THE NEW STOCK OF EFKE ROLL FILMS.
The new stock of EFKE film is now coated on a "poly" base.
EFKE 50 roll & Lrg-Frmt- Ei: 20~125 iso
NORMAL dr5 ISO: 50
Exceptional image quality - normally, and what used to be our personal favorite efke film. An old fashioned looking film quality. Efke-50 has the highest contrast of the normal efke film types in dr5, about and close to a #3 grade. A gray-card neutral image in developer-1 and a yellow-brown in developer-2.
This film holds detail in the highlights even with the higher contrast and has a wider visual dynamic range [deeper blacks-dmax]. It is sharper than Pan-F in dr5. Normal DMAX for efke-50 is 3.40
EFKE & ADOX branded films are the same. They both come from the same plant.
NOTE: The 120-film will fog easily. We advise special care. Treat it as you
would any high speed film. Use a container or foil to cover the 120 rolls after it has been shot. The 35mm,
120 and large format films all are the same and produce the same results. The EFKE plant is one of the oldest film coating plants still producing film.
ALSO NOTE: ALL EFKE/ADOX films vary from emulsion to emulsion. Though we like these films best for dr5, & test them when possible, we find the emulsion-changes can vary as much as 20%. We would highly suggest if you want to use EFKE film - NEG or dr5, test a 'roll/sheets' of purchased stock [10~50 rolls] before doing serious shooting. Testing your stock, old or new, will insure correct exposure.