Ultrafine Extreme 100, finally.

After hearing people extol the virtues of the Ultrafine Extreme films for over a year, I was finally able to get my hands on some to shoot. I loaded the roll into my Nikon FM, fitted the camera with a Helios 44-2 and headed out for a nice Sunday morning walk.

The roll was rated at 200 ASA and developed in my current favorite developer, Clayton F76+ at a 1+9 dilution for 11 minutes. I’ll give my thoughts after the images.

Nikon FM | Ultrafine Extreme 100 @200 |Clayton F76 1+9

Nikon FM | Ultrafine Extreme 100 @200 |Clayton F76 1+9

Nikon FM | Ultrafine Extreme 100 @200 |Clayton F76 1+9

Nikon FM | Ultrafine Extreme 100 @200 |Clayton F76 1+9

Nikon FM | Ultrafine Extreme 100 @200 |Clayton F76 1+9

Conclusion: I am quite pleased with the results I got with this film and can see myself shooting it again. I very much like the grain and contrast it provides at a +1 push. The film dried quickly (I was able to scan almost 45 minutes after taking it from the tank) and dried extremely flat. Editing the images was a breeze, very little contrast or sharpening needed to be added, and in some cases none.

Unfortunately, this film has been out of stock by the retailer for several months now, and all indications are that they do not know when they will get a resupply. I guess that is one risk that is taken when selling/shooting a rebranded film. However, if it ever comes back into stock, it is my opinion that this is a film worthy of a try. It is definitely a film that I would keep on hand for those times when you want to shoot something other than your usual go-to stock.

God Bless and Happy Shooting!

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