My first time using the Rollei Ortho 25 Plus Black and White 120mm Film

During my recent trip to Turkey, I decided to try out this film in my Hasselblad 500 C/M camera.

Since I take most of my photos in England, I don’t really tend to use low ISO films. However, Turkey was extremely bright and sunny and this film had been in my film stash for a while, so I thought it would be good to try it out.

Here are some photos I took of the mountain areas in Dalyan, Turkey:

The next picture I took has some streaks on the negative but I actually quite like the old feel it seems to give the photo. It reminds me a bit of the Washi film and looks like the photo could have been taken a long time ago:

Whilst staying in Dalyan, I was keen to visit the Kaunos tombs which were on the other side of the Dalyan river. The easiest way for me to get to the tombs was to go across on a row boat that was rowed by a local lady which cost less than Ā£1 for the ride. Once across, I then walked up the hill to the Tombs and the views were amazing:

Here are some photos of the ruins I visited in Kaunos:

Here is a photo I took at the ruin’s of my friend who visited Kaunos with me:

I was extremely impressed with the detail the Hasselblad lens gave me in these photos.

However, I don’t think I’ll be using this film again any time soon as there wasn’t as much contrast as I like in my black and white photos so there would be other films I would choose first over this one. Although I’m glad I tried out this film and I still feel that a bright, sunny day in Turkey was the best place for me to test it.

The negatives were scanned on my Epson V600 scanner so I will be interested to perhaps develop some of these photos into prints during one of my darkroom sessions to see how different they look. I will blog about this when I do it.

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4 thoughts on “My first time using the Rollei Ortho 25 Plus Black and White 120mm Film

  1. Mean’t to try this film in my old Rolleiflex, will have to now. I like the contrast and as you say the detail from the lovely Hassy lens is great. Be interested to see what you get when you print them up.

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