Rollei RPX Film 35mm B&W ISO 100
One of the most popular black and white 35mm emulsions due to it's famous rich tones and shadow detail - with a higher sensitivity than the ISO 25, this film is more flexible but the results will remain fantastically sharp and clear.
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As a company Rollei is most famous for it's cameras - particularly the iconic twin-lens Rolleiflex - but this German-based company founded in 1920 has also had a long history of making B&W films. Unfortunately the parent company didn't survive the digital revolution of the 90s/00s but the brand survives today under licence to AgfaPhoto - who continue to support emulsions old and new.
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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 Rollei RPX Film 35mm B&W ISO 100 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
I really liked the sharp contrast in bright sun, but also liked what it did without sunlight, giving lovely soft tones. The two tulip photos show how the same same subject varied depending on the sun, or lack of it and I'm happy with both. There was quite a range through the film but the blacks were never so dense that I completely lost detail. I pre-soaked this one, which isn't something I've done before but it was recommended on the Massive Development Chart, and certainly some very strong colour came out in the wash. I'd be intererested to see what it's like without the soak. I'll definitely get some more of this to play around with.
This is a good film with nice levels of contrast. Smooth grain in most settings, and nice level of latitude. Really good value and a nice alternative if you want to try something that is not Ilford.
Some more more shots using this film are on my Flickr - https://flic.kr/s/aHsmMZMGBg
I have shot one roll of RPX100 and really liked it. I liked the contrast of the film but also the fine grain. It gave some really nice blacks (as shown in the water) in the attached pic.
I had a lab develop the film but am going to get some more so that I can develop it myself since I have just taken up developing.
If you like contrasty b&w films, then why not give it a go.
I'm definitely going to get some more though now it is autumn / winter in the UK, I may go for some 400 just to make things a bit easier in lower light situations.
I've been a fan of RPX25 for many years and decided to give the RPX100 a go. I took a series of high contrast / high dynamic range shots to deal with - and it did very well indeed. It preserves detail in extreme highlights as well as rich shadow detail without any post-processing. The graininess was a bit surprising, certainly more visible than comparable emulsions from other manufacturers. That said, it's a pretty good all-round film that produced images with good tonality. I processed it in Rodinal to get that classic high contrast 'pop' but I think it may do better in a PQ or MQ developer. That's a good excuse to buy more!
Great film produces great contrast of blacks and whites, watch out for exposure as it seems to tend to want to be underexposed, very high grain