You know, sometimes going to a camera shop is an evil thing. Recently I was visiting my favorite camera shop on earth, Blue Moon Camera and Machine and the owner asked me if I had used any film by Rollei yet. I told him I hadn't and he proceeded to very eloquently tell me how wonderful this stuff was. Naturally I believed him and walked out of the store with about ten rolls, an expense I wasn't planning on undertaking that particular day. Honestly, it really isn't all that hard to convince me to buy film.
As you can see, this film is just stunningly gorgeous. It was an incredibly cold and foggy day when I made this image and my exposure time was about thirty seconds at f/4. From a tonal range perspective, I really like this stuff. The blacks are nice and black and the gray tones look deep and detailed. Very lovely, especially considering the less than perfect light conditions.
There is virtually no grain at all with this film which I know is a dream come true for a lot of landscape photographers. Me personally, I like a bit of grain in my images so the ISO 25 version of this film might actually be too good for my tastes. I actually think the ISO 100 version might be more my speed.
I'm looking forward to giving this film a try in more ISO options and in large format. I think that will be very interesting.