Adox HR-50 is a relatively new film from Adox 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, Adox HR-50 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
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Amazingly sharp film from adox, I was surprised by how forgiving the exposure latitude is with this, highly recommend for situations where you'll be shooting outdoor portraits wide open.
I think this film is good for landscapes and cityscapes photography. ISO 50 is not very suitable for my favourite street photography genre, but you can make a good portrait with this film. It is declared as a "moderate contrast" film, but I find its contrast to be quite high. Overall, an good film at a good price.
So HR-50 is an exceptionally sharp and clear film, with really deep blacks and bright whites. In already contrasty scenes it adds a lot of drama, and emphasises the difference between shadows and light. It's definitely not an all-rounder, and wouldn't be my 'go to' film, however it's a really good option from a small independent company. Bonus points for Adox as they actually make all their products in-house over in Germany - support small business!
Deep blacks and sparkling whites. But also with lovely creamy mid-tones. ISO 50 is also perfect as it allows opening up the aperture a bit for a shallower depth of field. Just great on classic cars and chrome. The only downside is the film seems to be a bit more 'dusty' than Ilford's range, but that's just an annoyance.
Not an all-rounder, but with the right subject matter, it just shines.
Given that the film is 50 ISO it needs the light but with the correct exposure and a good lens you can expect good results. These of Whitby were developed as regular B/W through AW.