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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Specification

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

 

Datasheet

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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When you’ve shot your roll of film and are looking to get it developed and scanned, then look no further than the Analogue WonderLab!

We can process your film for you, scan it at the resolution you need, and email back the files quickly and securely.

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!

Head to the WonderLab page here to read more details, or add the bundled developing above (if available) when you purchase your film.

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Customer Reviews

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Ian Hand
Perfect for: Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Travel
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
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!

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Tim Vickerstaff
Perfect for: Landscapes, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
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!

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Kris Lockyear
Perfect for: Landscapes, Architecture, Travel
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: krislockyearphotography.foliopic.com @lamerlad on IG.
Cityscapes

I had a morning to walk around a city and shoot a roll of film. Given it was bright and sunny, and the reviews on here said HR-50 was ideal for cityscapes, I decided to use my Wonderbox roll for the purpose. I shot the whole roll in a couple of hours. When I returned to the UK I sent it off for developing with a commercial lab so I have no idea which developer was used.

I am very pleased with the results. The images are sharp with fine grain. Given the light, the contrast could have been excessive but it dealt with that well and there is a nice range of tones in the scans I received back from the lab (although, as always with lab scans, they need a little tweaking in Lightroom). This is a film I would definitely consider packing for photo walks around town on sunny days. I cannot comment on other uses as I have only shot this one roll.

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Scott Henry
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Landscapes, Architecture, Creative/Abstract
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: Yes my name is Scott Henry, my Instagram account is “ scotthenry250 “.
Adox HR-50 1st Roll Reciew

My 1st roll of Adox HR-50 35mm film was using a Nikon F100 camera with a Nikon 105mm macro lens with VR stabilization and a monopod. The film had very little or barley detectable grain.
I liked the quality of this B&W film for closeup and very detailed images. I have attached a few photos of a garden water fountain and a Bonsai tree in deep shade, using a monopod to help prevent blurring. I suggest using a monopod or a tripod at slow exposure speeds, below about 1/500s or longer, due to the low 50 ISO film rating. I was able to take great shots in bright sunlight hand held, no problem with the lens aperture opened up a fair amount.

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Miles Myerscough-Harris
Perfect for: Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: @wholehogphotography
Crisp & Contrasty

Really enjoyed using this film. I went on a walk with my Canon AE-1 Program on a fairly sunny day and this was just the film for it. Obviously at 50 ISO it's no good for anything resembling low-light situations unless you have a monstrous shutter speed, but that's what makes it so lovely & sharp in daylight conditions.
I have just started developing B&W film at home, so was a little nervous when it seemed to have quite specfic developers that you 'should use,' but I just used my Ilfosol 3 and the negatives seemed to come out absolutely fine! Will definitely be buying more of this considering its fairly low cost too.