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Rollei RPX 400 - 35mm Film

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Description

The most flexible of the popular black and white RPX emulsions, this ISO 400 35mm film is famous for it's rich tones and shadow detail - your pictures in any lighting situation will appear fantastically sharp and clear.

Specification

Format: 35mm
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 400
Exposures: 36
Pack size: 1

To understand more about the details above you can check out our film guide or if you want some inspiration then head over to our page on choosing your next film. And if you want the full details about the film, including technical information, read about Rollei RPX over on EMULSIVE.

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.

For more information about the brand check out our bio of Rollei

All sample shots (c) Martin Zimelka

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 400 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!

Customer Reviews

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Robin Jones
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Travel
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It dries flat!!

Love this film for general use - beautiful in 120 and better still it dries super flat even with my poor handling!

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James Selway
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Travel
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Very flexible B&W film. Lovely grain

First time shooting this film and absolutely love it. I will be ordering more of this and use it for all occasions.

Having been shooting HP5 quite a bit recently, I can say this has much finer grain, and slightly more contrast and has some lovely tones. All example photos are with no adjustments.

Shot on Contax 167mt with Zeiss 50mm f1.7. Developed in Ilford DD-X 1:4 and scanned on Epson 4180 flatbed.

Highly recommend this film and drys nice and flat too!

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Chuck
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture
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Very versatile

Responsive when shooting indoors & has a real classic black & white richness, pretty smooth grain. Try a roll instead of an Ilford for a change.

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Daryl Ball
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Landscapes
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One to add to favourites

Having stuck mainly to Fomapan and Kentmere since my first amateur forays into film photography I thought I'd try and be a little more adventurous and stray beyond my usual tried and tested. Having used other reviewers to guide me I settled on trying a roll of Rollei RPX400.
I chose a sunny day and armed with a Zenit 11 (also getting its first airing after an ebay purchase) I headed to the iconic Giants Causeway. The images achieved exceeded my own expectations! I love the results and these are some of my favourite shots to date. (see pics included) I'll definitely be using again in other cameras and look forward to seeing future results.

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Peter
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work
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Rich tones and smooth images

It took me a while but I finally got around to trying some RPX400. From the first roll I could tell it would become a firm favourite of mine.
The tones are what stand out to me the most - rich, inky blacks with highlights that keep details very respectably. It's certainly unique and difficult to get close elsewhere. It's an excellent look for most photo situations. I have not tried it with portraits as yet but I think it would shine very well and look extremely good (though care must be taken to make sure the deep contrast doesn't exaggerate any wrinkles which I suspect could happen if one doesn't keep an eye on the lighting).
Overall image quality is excellent, smooth, and grain is well controlled and non-obtrusive. It has a more modern look to my eyes rather than a traditional look.
I've used at ISO400 (box speed) perhaps occasionally erring on the side of slight over exposure and i've been quite happy with the results and detail in the negatives. So far all my RPX400 has been developed in HC110 including the sample picture here.
I have not tried pushing the film yet but it's on my to-do list. It already has nice contrast at box speed and pushing would likely increase that a bit so it would be an interesting experiment to try. Of course I've seen very successful pushing results online and have no reason to doubt that it's a good pusher also, but you can never tell these things for definite until you try them yourself.
The price I feel is very fair and about what it should be.
I'd definitely recommend this film. I tend to use different films depending on the situation but it's slowly working it's way into my camera bag more often. Very glad that I gave it a try.