Rollei RPX-25 pushed to 50

Shot with my Leica Ic and Chroma Double Glass


sonny rosenberg

7/1/20231 min read

As much as I love RPX-25, I don't think I've ever pushed it. I began to shoot this roll on a cloudy day and I was bent on using my Chroma Double Glass lens which is a fixed focus, f/11 fixed aperture lens. Hmmmm, 25 ISO film and an f/11 aperture didn't seem like the ideal combo for the current light, so I decided to try and push the RPX to 50. In the past I've had some extremely high contrast results with RPX and wondered if I might get more of that by pushing the film.

Unusually for me, this roll took over a week to shoot, so I wound up shooting in a variety of lighting conditions from bright and sunny (I think you'll notice the contrast in those photos), to cloudy, to almost dark (I also suspect you'll notice my blurry hand held 1-4 second shots).

This roll was shot with my 1949 Leica Ic and developed in aging Cinestill Df96 monobath for 7:30 at 85° F.