The Agfa Ortho 25 Professional film is a document-film that is used for reproductions of writing and drawing templates. This orthochromatic negative is characterized by an optimal reproduction of detail, the highest resolution and extremely fine grain.
It even says so in the manual (also the first time that a roll of film came with an instruction manual). High resolution – fine grain – perfect detail reproduction. These three points I can totally agree with. See for yourself:
I bought the film on a flea market in Hannover. The film expired in January 1992 and I paid €1 for it. I’ve waited some time to use it. I then decided to use it in my Porst Compact Reflex since this is my only camera with a built-in light meter. The film looked so classy, so I didn’t want to insert it into my Diana Mini because I’ve never even photographed with a film that had a sensitivity of ISO 25. Since this year’s summer wasn’t so great, I’ve waited for a sunny day. Along with two friends, I cycled to a resort island, Steinhude.
I had the film sent to a great photolab in Pforzheim. The negatives were sorted into a specific negative folder and as I held them up against the desk lamp, I was totally impressed. I had never seen such a strong black-white contrast. Just phenomenal!
I scanned the negatives with the Epson Perfection V500. The black-white contrast is very pronounced in some photos and some are very gray. The white seemed to literally glow.
The Agfa Ortho 25 Professional is a great film! So, if you see it somewhere on the way, buy it….immediately! Get it before it gets away!