Ultrafine Xtreme 100 Review

  I wrote a post about Ultrafine Xtreme 400 film the other day. Now, its time to test out Ultrafine’s Xtreme 100. Some of the shots were created with a mono-pod at night, and directly aimed at light sources, so please make your judgments accordingly.

Equipment:

  • Nikon N2020
  • AF Nikkor 50mm 1.8
  • Ultrafine Xtreme 100
  • T-MAX Developer, Standnard dilution, Rotary

 

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Impression

  • Evidence of sufficient antihalation layer at pre rinse, but final image looks “glowy”, which suggested otherwise.
  • Decently sharp when the frame wasn’t glowy.
  • It is fine grain.
  • It has good tonal characteristics
  • It has good film base
  • It is competitively priced
  • Personally I am not a big fan of the results above, but I am NOT saying it’s horrible by any means, and remember: you can’t judge a type of film with the results from one roll. There are too many variables, such as lighting and development.
  • I recommend further testing with this film, but suggest using it’s brother, Ultrafine Xtreme 400.

 

Further Reading:

Ultrafine Xtreme 400 – 135
Ultrafine Xtreme 400 – 120
Ultrafine Xtreme 100 – 135
Ultrafine BW 400 (Old) – 135

Please remember film tests are subject to Film Developer, Agitation Methods and other variables.
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10 thoughts on “Ultrafine Xtreme 100 Review

  1. Results look good, although I see what you mean by “glowy” which to me usually comes from the lens. I have the same Nikkor and I got that N2020 too which I haven’t used in years. I like your taste in cameras! 🙂

    • I am not sure if it was the film, or it could have been over developed? But i never really try this film too much after that. Man that post is from years ago, only if you see my camera collection now. Put it this way, I call myself a “collector”, others calls me a , erm, Hoarder. lol

  2. I’m no development expert, but they look good to me. The night exposures may be a little dark, but that’s to be expected and the details are sharp on those night exposures. We’re in the same boat Bro! My wife tells me my cameras are hanging out like cockroaches! The problem is most of my cameras are cheap film cameras that have value only to me, but would bring very little on eBay or other places 🙂

    • Ha Ha, i am sure now you just read the comment I replied you on the 400 post, which essentially we said the exact same thing… that’s just great, amen brother.

  3. Just looked at your post of Extreme 100. My results look very good. I developed a roll from a Yashica p&s with a zeiss lens stand HC 110 1:120. Well exposed, no “glow”. Another roll from Nikon FM with Tamron 28-80 in D-76 1:1. Again, fine grain, no glow, no problem.

  4. Good to hear you get great results . I haven’t used that film in a long time I also heard they slightly changed the emulsion for better a while ago. Thanks for stopping by , always good to hear from another film shooter.

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