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Impressions of Adox Silvermax 100 B&W Film – Review

I happened upon some Adox Silvermax 100 B&W film when I was shopping for a trip to Costa Rica. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the reviews seemed favourable, so I put a roll into my second film camera and away I went. I experimented a lot, doing some photos in bright sun, some during golden hour and a couple at night with longer exposures. Man, was I impressed when I got the roll back!! First of all, can we talk about the sharpness? Holy crap this film is sharp! Check out the long exposure (about 1 second) of the city of Quepos below. The lines you see are streetlights and they’re pencil sharp. I’ve never seen anything like it with film! You can also tell the grain is super fine, and when it comes to high-contrast, it renders inky blacks, and milky whites. I shot most of these images at box speed using a Nikon N80 35mm film camera – some with a 35mm 1.8 lens and others with a 50mm 1.8 lens.

Review of Adox Silvermax 100 35mm film
Around a one-second exposure overlooking the city of Quepos, Costa Rica
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