I found a roll of black and white film at the thrift store couple weeks ago for 50 cents. Usually I won’t buy them simply because I don’t know how expired they are. However, I know it is a roll of Ultrafine so I am guessing it can’t be that old and decided to take a chance. I really have no idea what kind of Ultrafine this is. It is not the xtreme, nor black and white plus. All it said was Premium Black and White film – 400. My guess is this could well be the regular Ultrafine Black and White 400, unless they made a Ultrafine Premium in the past.
- Kuribayashi Petri 1.9 Color Corrected Super (CCS) with improved range finder.
- Ultrafine “Premium Black and White” 400 – Unknown age and condition
- Shot without meter, but at ISO 400
- Xtol 1+2 20C 10.5 minutes Rotary
And the strangest thing happened.
- Considering the unknown condition or age of the film, it worked exceptionally well!
- It is sharp, and has fine grain
- It has sufficient anti-halation layer
- It has decent film base
- It aged well in unknown condition
- I imagine it is competitively priced
- I do recommend this product, given if you can identify it, and locate it.
Please remember film tests are subject to Film Developer, Agitation Methods and other variables.