High Contrast, But Not as Expected

A few frames of Agfa Copex Rapid in Flic Film MQ-19 with the 12mm Voigltlander


sonny rosenberg

10/11/20231 min read

I was a little surprised by this one. Afga Copex Rapid is a very sharp and crisp microfilm with typically high contrast. I expected that developing it in Flic Film MQ-19 (a recreation of Kodak D-19) would result in quite high contrast images.

Some of the resultant images taken in bright sunlight are of quite high contrast, while others, while not low contrast are lower than anticipated. I'm not complaining. I like the tonal range and contrast of most of these images just fine, I'm just a little surprised that most of these are closer to the recent roll of Pan F developed in Tetanal Blau than to the roll of RPX-25 developed in MQ-19.

I think I'm going to try my next roll of Copex In Tetanal Blau.

These were shot with my old Leica Ic wearing the 12mm Voigtlander (Cosina) 12mm lens and developed in MQ-19 for 5 minutes at 68° F.