Taming Contrast

Adox CMS 20 II is basically a high contrast ultra fine grain microfilm stock that can be used as a continuous tone film when developed with special developers. The main developer for this film (Adotech) tends to be expensive so photographers are always looking for other options. In this case I tried Rollei RLC Low contrast developer, itself not cheap but I had some around. It was a very bright day, almost unfair for this film but I did get some usable images.

Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 35mm/f.17 Voigtlander Ultron lens
Adox CMS 20 II film, Rollei RLC Low Contrast developer,
1+19 15 minutes @ 24 C

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2 thoughts on “Taming Contrast

  1. Superb contrast & tonality – never heard of this film but looking for info, it seems to be 20 asa, which is like going back to the 50’s & 60’s with Reversal film E6 film.
    Must find some in the near future and use my Bronica S2a 🙂

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