Adox HR-50 - 35mm Film

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Adox HR-50 is a relatively new film from Adox - announced in October 2018 and adapted from technical high-resolution film specially for regular use.

Set to 50 ISO this film will produce ultra-fine grain and moderate contrast - and has been designed with travel photography and cityscapes in mind.

Sensitive across the full range of visible spectrum this is a great film for experimenting with the use of different filters (including infrared!)


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Format: 35mm
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 50
Exposures: 36
Pack size: 1



You can download the Adox HR-50 datasheet here


Adox is one of the oldest photographic brands in the world, established in Germany in 1860 by Dr. Carl Schleussner - who worked on early wet-collodion plates and X-ray plates. The company started marketing their own cameras in the early 20th Century, and introduced a line of B&W films in 1952 that became renowned for their sharpness of resolution.

A difficult end to the last century saw the brand change hands multiple times - and now Adox films are produced by Fotoimpex across manufacturing plants in Germany and Switzerland. Their products remain very high quality with a focus on emulsions that resolve incredible levels of detail and contrast.

For more information about the brand check out our bio of Adox

All photos (c) Dennis Skley


Where we ship

When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Adox HR-50 Film 35mm B&W ISO 50 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!

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We offer FREE tracked shipping to our lab so that you can send us your negatives with total peace of mind. And our lab team are all passionate film shooters themselves, so you know that your film will get the best possible treatment!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Paula Kuzmickaite
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Travel
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I originally received this film in my May/June Wonder Box and I have to say, the results are wonderful! It's pretty cheap and the results certainly don't disappoint. Definitely will use this in the future!

Perfect for: Portraits, Landscapes, Architecture, Studio work
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Accreditation Handles: beattyfoto
Supreme Image Quality!

Wow! This was the first sub-100 speed film I'd used, and when I first scanned the images I could barely believe these were 35mm images. Almost grainless, incredibly smooth tones, astonishing detail. It's one thing to read about these in descriptions, but its another to actually see the film first hand. It's a very contrasty film, but it retains a huge amount of detail.

I can see this working incredibly well for landscapes, and I'd be very interested to try portraits with studio lighting.

Jim Graves
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work, Low light/Night
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I was inspired by You Tuber and landscape photographer Thomas Heaton recently to learn infrared photography. Thomas did his using a converted mirrorless digital camera, but I wanted to use film. After getting some great advice from the #believeinfilm community on Twitter and reading up on spectral sensitivity of a few films I plumped for ADOX HR-50 and a Kood IR720nm filter I bought cheap on the bay of evil. I used my Minolta X-700 and MD 50mm f/1.7 with my tripod and a cable release as i just didn't know how long the exposures would be, or even in the camera would meter for them on full auto. I developed the film in HC-110 dilution H (1+63 from concentrate). I needn't have worried, my Minolta X-700 is an absolute beast and gave me these images which I now have to try to match using the camera manually to bring my skills up to par. This has been one heck of a learning curve and the start of a very long love affair with infrared film photography.

Ian Hand
Perfect for: Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Travel
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Finest grain!

A great film for cutting down to 9.4mm and using in a Minox subminiature camera. When paired with Ilfotec DD-X and developed in a Minox daylight loading tank, you can expect excellent gradation and really fine grain.

This image was taken on a dull day, but it shows how well the film renders the image details and contrast. Please remember, the frame is only 8X11mm!

Tim Vickerstaff
Perfect for: Landscapes, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel
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Accreditation Handles: Twitter @TV_Photography_
First time using HR50

I bought this roll of film quite some time back, but could never decide on what to shoot with it. I finally did!
Armed with my ancient Ilford Sportsman and a 35mm roll of HR50 I had a wander around one of our local beauty spots, Rudyard Lake one sunny winter afternoon.
I'd read that this film has contrast in spades. Its absolutely true! I went for some low sun/long shadow shots with plenty of silhouette. I was thrilled with the results. I'm always a fan of fine grain film and at 50 ISO this film is very fine indeed.
A very pleasing first experience of shooting this film and using it with my Sportsman gave the images a lovely vintage feel to them too.
Highly recommended!