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.
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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
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Adox CHS 100 ll has a classic look that I find very pleasing, minimal grain, and quite easy to work with, though I wouldn't really recommend this as your very first film if you're just starting out in film photography and home developing.
It's perfect for scanning, through does take a little bit of getting used to due to the clear substrate, though it's not that difficult to adjust to really, and the results are more than worth the effort. I'd love to see this film in medium format, it would be fantastic!!
I've known from online reviews that Adox is supposed to have super fine grain, but even on their fastest film here, I was surprised at just how fine it is, with the contrast also being punchy but controllable and the ISO of 100 being just fast enough for a little indoor shooting handheld even (though I'd recommend keeping to sunnier locations or a controlled studio setting for more reliable results indoors) One thing I must say though is that you should take Adox seriously about the light piping issue to make sure the results are this good, as the film base is clear and thin.
This 100 ISO low speed film is a dramatic, different, and interesting emulsion from a fantastic company! I used it for a studio day, but was taken aback at how thin the film was when loading onto my dev reel. As a newbie I ended up scratching the emulsion, but I liked the results and will certainly be trying it again in the future when I'm a bit more experienced.
I shot a roll of ADOX CHS 100 II on a couple of sunny days in June 2023 and Im very pleased with how it turned out. It has great contrast straight from the scanner with only minor edits to remove dust spots and scratches. I used my Olympus OM-2 in aperture priority and developed it with HC110 dilution B. I hope this comes back in stock soon as I really want to shoot more of it and see how it comes out when developed with Zone Imaging 510 Pyro.
What a nice film. I shot this on a Kodak Retina iic and developed it as per data sheet, in FX-39 1:9 for 7:30 @ 20c. I think it may be even nicer with a slightly longer development time. It is quite grainy for a 100 iso film but that just adds to the character, of which it has loads. The highlights and shadows render beautifully and mid tones go on forever. it has a nice sharp appearance and develops nice and quickly (but not too quickly). a pre soak is probably a good idea if you are using a reusable dev, unless you dont mind it changing colour. This is best on nicely lit days but will handle both high contrast and flat light really well. If it was available in bulk I would buy it as a daily film, I like it that much.