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    Old School Wayne
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    what are arista film users using?

    I found an old package of opened Arista 400 in 8x10 buried in the darkroom, so I've got a few sheets left...sob.. weep...wail...its been there for years and its the last one I'll see. What have the rest of your former 400 users switched to for a replacement? I didnt like the price of HP5 much when I looked-its even worse than when I was being cheap and buying Arista. I suppose I really should test all the other 400's out there but I'm still cheap and hope someone else has done that work for me. I'd love to buy the HP5 to support Ilford but 3 bucks a bang is just too much right now. I guess I'll do it if I have no choice for getting the HP5 look

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    what are arista film users using?

    I think the only "cheap" option right now is JandC 400 film. I have heard good things about it so it might be well worth your testing it.

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    Wayne,

    The Efke PL 100 look is pretty spiffy if you can handle a slower film (and save the pricey 400 asa stuff for when you really need the speed!)



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    Yeah, but they haven't had the 8x10 in for a while and I've asked when so many times I think John is ingoring my emails now....

    I think in part this sort of stuttering supply is how things are going to be in the future - stock up when you can get it
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    what are arista film users using?

    I just bit the proverbial bullet and bought another box of hp5. Cost me 75 bucks, including
    delivery from Calumet in Chicago. I was glad to save 15 bucks; I paid 90 bucks for the same thing delivered
    from Adorama. I would rather pay the going price for great film than save substantially and get
    something I am less than thrilled with. I don't know how Arista handles, but I am very happy with
    hp5 (although I'd be ecstatic with Fuji neopan 400, which is apparently unavailable in 8x10).

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    what are arista film users using?

    stock up when you can get it

    anyone have a time machine I can borrow for a few minutes?

    I've been thinking about trying the J and C, though someone said it was delicate in trays and I like to tray process. If it ever comes in I will still give it a whirl.

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    what are arista film users using?

    You might try the Arista EDU 400 its Forte 400. I bit the bullet also and just got some FP4+ the efke 100 is fine and a good price but I am just too rough to not scratch it.

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    what are arista film users using?

    They dont have it in the Arista edu in 400 though.... I've never had a problem with scratching yet, but I also dont want to start now

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    argg...need edit feature... They dont have the Arista edu in 400 though, is what I tried to say

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    what are arista film users using?

    The current .EDU Ultra is Fomapan, I'm told. The old .EDU was Forte Otherwise, I don't recall.
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