Bluefire Police 35mm film and chemistry
Bluefire Police is medium-speed black and white 35mm film. It has essentially
no grain, even on extreme enlargement. The name comes from its original purpose, which was photographic
surveillance at a distance. A 35mm frame, enlarged to mural size, will show the limits of your lens'
resolution long before any detail is lost to film grain.
The secret? It's a high-quality microfilm, packaged for use in standard cameras, and because microfilms get their extraordinarily high resolving power by means of very high contrast, you must develop it with
an extremely low-contrast developer.
Set your camera manually to ISO 80 for pictorial use, or ISO 100 for high-contrast technical photography.Ordinary developers give extremely contrasty images, so for pictorial purposes, process in Bluefire HR (available here).
An excellent upgrade from Agfa's discontinued AgfaPan APX25, with similar contrast but much finer microstructure and significantly more speed. Less grain than T-Max 100 and Delta 100, and with different image qualities.
Can also be processed for pictorial use in Adotec, POTA, Formulary TD-3, Kodak Technidol, diluted Rodinal, and similar ultra-low contrast developers. Effective film speed will be lower with these developers (for example, ISO 6 to 12 with POTA).
For high contrast microfilm copying, expose at ISO 100 and process in Kodak D-19 or Bluefire Micro.
Rescue old, yellowed photographs by copying them onto Bluefire Police through a blue filter, which blocks yellow light.
Bluefire Police 35mm film, 24 exposures, for pictorial or microfilm images
Use Bluefire Police for pictorial long-grey-scale images with no intrusive grain, even at extreme enlargement. Produces excellent long-scale images at a useful film speed of ISO 80. Process in Bluefire HR, Bluefire Micro, or similar special low-contrast developers. Per roll: 6.49
64.89 per 12 rolls, shipped free to North American addresses.
Bluefire HR developer, for pictorial images
Use Bluefire HR ("High Resolution") developer for pictorial long-grey-scale images on
Bluefire Police and other hard microfilms. Produces excellent long-scale images at maximum
film speed (ISO 80). Dry powder mix, makes 1 litre of concentrate to process a maximum of 33 rolls of
35mm film. Per pkg: 8.49
If this is out of stock, you can pre-order. Estimated shipping date: mid-September, 2020.
Bluefire Micro developer, for high-contrast microfilm images
Use Bluefire Micro developer for extreme contrast images on
Bluefire Police and other hard microfilms. Produces excellent microfilm images at maximum
film speed (ISO 100) with solid blacks, solid whites, and little or no gray between. Dry powder mix, makes 1 litre of concentrate to process a maximum of 33 rolls of
35mm film. Per pkg: 8.49
If this is out of stock, you can pre-order. Estimated shipping date: September 1 to 10, 2020.