Adox CHS 100 - 35mm Film

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Adox CHS 100 II is a sharp iso 100 35mm film, with two anti-halo layers for excellent resolution and detail. It has an emulsion that is great at differentiating between subtle and common neighbouring subjects (water vs land, lips vs face etc) - and it's clear base layer means you can experiment with transparency development.



Format: 35mm
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 100
Exposures: 36
Pack size: 1


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 CHS 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 photos (c) Dennis Skley


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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 CHS Film 35mm B&W ISO 100 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Jim Graves
Perfect for: Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Studio work
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Superb Film

I was given a roll of Adox CHS 100 II by my old chum Keith Sharples to see what I thought of it. Having never used it before I was intrigued and shot it over the course of a couple of days at the back end of May 2022. It's fair to say I was blown away by it's performance. When I developed my roll I found it has a great tonal range and sharpness. I developed it in Rodinal 1+50, but in future I think a change of developer will teach me even more about the capability of this film in the not too distant future. Either Adox Atomal 49 or Adox FX-39 II just to see how sharp this film really is.

Keith Sharples
Perfect for: Portraits, Landscapes, Architecture, Studio work
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A nice "Retro" look to this film

My first time shooting this film, and I'm quite happy with the results. It has a nice Retro look, with good tonal range. I developed the film in Rodinal 1+50 for 12.5 mins. I would certainly recommend a single shot developer for this film, as it turns the developer quite dark. This would be a great film for reversal processing, as the base is Gin clear.
It's certainly a film I will be shooting again!

Perfect for: Landscapes, Architecture, Creative/Abstract
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Sharp and scans well

The clear PET base makes it easy to scan and the second anti-halide layer provides additional sharpness. Is it as sharp as delta or Tmax? Probably not but its also a couple of quid cheaper than either. I've shot a couple of rolls of this not and will definitely buy again.

Joe Horner
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Landscapes
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Nicely balanced but not convinced by the 100 rating.

Shot a roll of this in my Contaflex using its built-in meter, which tends to give predictable results. Apart from being unkind to my old lenses and shooting most directly into strong, low, sun, where I shot normally I found that deep shadow lost all detail and created a few slightly distracting areas of blocked out black. Thinking it might be a scanning limitation of my V600 with the clear film base I dug out my old Minolta Scan Duo which has more control over exposure but found the same results with that. So I suspect that the 100 ISO rating is "just about 100 ISO" with zero safety margin for under exposure. Have another roll here which I'll try rating at 80 to give a little wriggle room.

Apart from that, the film gives a nice balance of tonality with strong, but not overpowering, contrast unless you really push the lighting. Sharpness is great and the overall vibe suits what I like from B&W. At the price it seems a perfectly valid alternative to other "traditional" emulsions. Easy to handle for loading into tanks and for scanning, the only thing not to like is that (I believe) slightly optimistic speed rating. If not for that I'd say it's an ideal beginner's film but that lack of latitude could lead to disappointment for the unwary.

Shot in Zeiss Contaflex with Tessar 50/2.8, developed in HC110 for 5.5 mins, 20 deg C, as per Massive Dev Chart.

John Tarrant
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Landscapes, Street Photography, Creative/Abstract, Travel
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Excellent film: a blast from the past!

I was pleasantly surprised by this film: back in the day ( the960s) Adox film seemed to be used by many "advanced" amateur photographers, but at that time I was a little nervous of trying it. I have now got over that nervousness and shot a roll CHS. It proved to be splendid delivering a great tonal range and also providing rich luscious blacks. I t also provides a nice sharp looking negative with a great clear base which makes the negs look very attractive. I developed the film in my preferred developer: Michrophen diluted 1;1 for 12 minutes. This provided me with what I consider to be very satisfactory results. I shall certainly be using this film again.