A Breath of Fresh Air

A post wherein I try not to sing the praises of Adox CMS 20 II


sonny rosenberg

12/11/20231 min read

Every time I shoot a roll of Adox CMS 20II, it's like a breath of fresh air. When I see the negatives, I say to myself "why do I even shoot any other films?".

Having said that, this roll came out quite thin for CMS. I don't think my shutter speeds or meter are off all of a sudden, in fact I bracketed several of the shots anyway. I suspect my 2 month old batch of Adotech IV was going off. I could swear that I've had a batch of Adotech last for 3 months, but I'm not so good at keeping records sometimes.

Luckily this roll wasn't that thin and scanned just fine. I consider myself lucky to have even had the chance to shoot these, with the sunshine being so intermittent these days.

This roll was shot at ISO 25 with my old Leica Ic and not as old Voigtlander 12mm lens.