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    Atomic X film - a brief review

    I've done a brief review of New 55's Atomic X film here: http://thelargeformatblog.com/2016/0...-by-marc-morel

    I hope it's useful!

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    Re: Atomic X film - a brief review

    Very interesting Marc. I thought your shot of the Speke shipwreck in Kitty Miller Bay was very good. To get that right, everything needs to be right, film, exposure, developer.

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    Re: Atomic X film - a brief review

    I like the film. I shoot it at box speed, develop it in Caffenol, and am overall very happy with the results. I love the price, and I hope New55 sells a boatload of the stuff.

    A couple minor niggles: it seems to have a slight curl, and it's cut about 1/16 inch shorter in each dimension than you'd expect. That makes it a bit tricky to seat correctly in an Epson v800 holder, and it may not be quite flat in the film holder, either: I notice some of the images on my negatives don't make a straight edge parallel to the "darkslide-end" of the film, but rather a very shallow 'V', where the center of the image is closer to the edge of the film than the corners are, like the film is bowing slightly away from the lens. (The image at the "notch-end" goes to the edge of the film.) I suppose that might have some effect on sharp focus.
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    Re: Atomic X film - a brief review

    Great review, thanks for posting.

    I have six boxes of this but have yet to open one to try any. I'm using Pyrocat-MC so I'm thinking I'll start with ISO 50 and work from there.

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    Re: Atomic X film - a brief review

    It would be interesting to know how this film compares to others.
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    Re: Atomic X film - a brief review

    I've tried two Chinese films and both suffered from the same issue. Pinprick holes in the emulsion. Has anyone seen this to be a problem with this film?
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    Re: Atomic X film - a brief review

    I have been thinking about buying Atomic X but have been waiting for some more information - couldn't find much on the web. Thank you for the review! Just ordered two boxes.

    I'll be developing in D76 and will report back with the results...
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    Re: Atomic X film - a brief review

    Interesting. Is someone distributing this film from Europe? I guess shipping cost from the USA should be prohibitive.

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    Re: Atomic X film - a brief review

    It may not be Domingo - I ordered from Australia, and it was still pretty reasonable!

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    Re: Atomic X film - a brief review

    I see New55 now has pre-loaded various "name brand" films available in 5 packs as well (http://shop.new55.net/collections/al...ant=1194818235). What interests me is the statement that "Each sheet film is attached to a focal plane flat tongue that can be re-used, if desired.".

    I don't have a Polaroid 545 holder and am not inclined to buy one, having both the Kodak Readyload and Fuji Quickload holders and not needing more "gear" in my life. Sounds like the New55 packs are reusable? Anyone aware of any similar setups which would work with the Kodak or Fuji holders? That would seem to be a great solution, being able to load your own film into packets. Of course there are probably lots of technical reasons such a system would have issues.

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