Adox HR-50 - 35mm Film
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!)
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!
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.
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.
On my ususal walk round cartmel village I shot this film bracketing between F4 1/20 and 1/60 th I then developed the film in HC 110 developer at dilution H which is 1 to 63. the images look great . Because of the speed of this film it needs plenty of light but correct exposures are great, I takes me back to the days of Kodachrome 25 an even slower film witch was fantastic. We managed well with that film so 50 asa is not a problem and with a tripod this will only be enhanced but improved . I like this film and definitely want to experiment further with it
Great black and white film for when there’s plenty of daylight available. Good for landscapes.
I've tried out a couple of the Adox films before this and have been impressed. And the HR50 did not disappoint. It has a beautiful tonality to it - quite contrasty but with very smooth gradations between the tones; just how I like my film! It also brings out the texture of the subject nicely.
I did find that the highlights could blow out a bit - there's not as much detail in there as some other films, which is possibly something to keep in mind depending on how you meter and what your camera is. But that's a minor quibble when the edn results are so good.