|Bulk roll packaging (courtesy of Photo Warehouse)|
UXF 100 is a "medium" speed fine-grained panchromatic film that works well in a variety of developers. My favorite developer for this film is D-76, diluted 1:1, for 11.5 minutes at 20°C. The film lies extremely flat for scanning, with no curling or warping. It scans beautifully. At 100 ISO, it covers a broad array of situations, and has the kind of contrast that I like in a film. Others have reviewed this film, and they are mostly quite positive. Alex Luyckx pushed the film to 200 with great results, which is good news for those that like shooting outside the box.
Ultrafine Extreme 100 is also available in 120, and that has become my preferred 100 ISO film for medium format. Check out the two quite diverse images below - one from a pinhole camera, and the other from my YashicaMat 124. In short, this is a budget film that yields excellent results without any quirks, weird developers, or special treatment. For those that are looking for a film to use in photo classes, I highly recommend Ultrafine Extreme 100. The COVID-19 situation has affected the supply chain, so you may want to make sure the film is in stock before your order.
|Reems Creek Falls, April 2020, Pinbox Pinhole. UXF 100, 120 size|
|Flat Iron, Asheville, March 2020, YashicaMat 124, 120 UXF 100|
All of the following images were made with a Pentax Spotmatic-F on UXF 100 film.