Adox Silvermax Film 35mm B&W ISO 100
As the name suggests, this 35mm film has more silver content than traditional black and white emulsions (up to +30% more) which gives the emulsion much more exposure latitude. This means you can shoot across very difficult and contrasty lighting conditions while recovering great detail in the highlights and shadows in the final print. An outstanding professional film
To understand more about the details above you can check out our film guide or if you want some inspiration then head over to our page on choosing your next film. And if you want the full details about the film, including technical information, read about Adox Silvermax over on EMULSIVE.
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 sample photos (c) Claus Zürbig
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 Silvermax Film 35mm B&W ISO 100 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
I had intended to develop the Silvermax in err... Silvermax but for some reason the developer I bought just disappeared so these examples were developed in Ilford DD-X for 9 minutes. This was a new camera (to me) with a ten year old taking many of the pictures and on an overcast day. I'm unsure if the focal plane is exactly correct as there were a lot of static images just out of focus.
Anyway the film. It has a very fine grain and does appear to cope with a wide exposure latitude, there are details in some very dark spots and bright areas are handled well. Taken at box speed (100) you need a fair amount of light to get contrast without processing. I found images with a very flat light lacked a little punch though the detail is definitely there. Of course this could be down to development, a little longer in the tub might have helped. I have several rolls of this and a new batch of Silvermax developer on the way so I'll review my review when I have more
Really nice sharp film with very little grain and great exposure latitude. I overexposed by 1 stop and it still picked up lots of highlight detail.
I’ve only shot one roll of this so far and developed it in Rodinal, but I’m very impressed and will be getting some more very soon.
The tones produced, grain pattern and exposure latitude are great.
There's a big spread of different b&w photos for your choice, but I keep coming back to this one. Lots of silver, lots of volume, for 5 quid per roll - yes please! Need to deal with no DX code, but think about it as a membership fee, it's just some sticky tape and some foil.