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Rollei Retro 400S - bad for pushing

C Barey , Jul 11, 2011; 01:54 a.m.

I tried to push a roll of this one stop and it already looked like too much. Anyone have a similar experience?

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Jean-Yves Mead , Jul 11, 2011; 09:19 a.m.

I've always found R400S to be a fine film at box speed (especially if one intends to scan the negative), but pretty much impossible to push.

Robert Vonk , Jul 11, 2011; 03:30 p.m.

Yes, +1F is the limit for the 400S (Gevaert aviation film). If you want a Rollei type like Tri-X 400, you have to try the Rollei RPX 400 film in RPX-D developer. E.I. 1600 is no problem.... and even more.
On the other hand Retro 400S is sharp en nice in contrast.

Tomasz Klimkiewicz , Jul 11, 2011; 05:40 p.m.

Right, I've had very satisfactory results with Retro 400S, but even developing it in FX-37 I prefer to use E.I. = 200. Then, with an appropriately short dev time, I get high quality, wonderfully sharp negatives with no visible grain (at least for the network presentation purposes).


Minolta X-300, MD Rokkor 35mm/2.8, YO x3 filter, FX-37 1 + 5, 6 min. @ 22 deg. C

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