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    if you go you will learn more in 2 days than people learn in a lifetime!!

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    Richard is coming to Toronto to do a negative calibration and separation negative workshop with me this Fall... He is an amazing young man, very humble and fun to be with .
    Peter and I met him at The Halide Project in Philly, He was with Paula and Michael as an assistant the first APUG conference in 2006 , when I met him.

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    Too bad they don't make a grade 3 paper: grade 2 is too soft for 8x10 contact printing and grade 4 is too hard. True you can soften grade 4 with Selectol Soft but why go through the hassle when there are viable alternatives?

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    I'm so glad to see that Paula is carrying on the teaching and wish her and Richard well in their endeavors.
    I only wish that I were at a point in my life where I could take advantage of their resource!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgtaylor View Post
    Too bad they don't make a grade 3 paper: grade 2 is too soft for 8x10 contact printing and grade 4 is too hard. True you can soften grade 4 with Selectol Soft but why go through the hassle when there are viable alternatives?

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    Thomas,
    I haven't found grade 2 to be much softer than Azo grade 3, just a tad. When I ran out of grade 3 Lodima I switched to grade 2, I don't see why you can't get good contact prints from it. I use whole plate 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 and make contact prints with plenty of contrast and at times have had to try to lower it a bit with the water bath method but that can be problematic if it doesn't receive enough time in the developer. I use Fp4+ in Pyrocat HD 2:2:100 70 degrees 6 min.

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    Re: digital negs for LODIMA paper workshop

    Following on Thomas's point, has anyone had hands-on experience with grade 4, which they say is only slightly harder than grade 3?

    I've tried grades 2 and 3, but 3 is no longer available in the sizes I want so thinking of ordering some grade 4. My best results by far (not that I have that much experience) have been with Amidol and the water bath. Might hesitate at the prospect of Selectol and, of course, it depends on the negative, but hoping it wouldn't come to that.

    Should be a great workshop for those who are fortunate enough to attend. Fantastic they are continuing (and venturing into digital negative territory to boot) and +1 re. Richard B.

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    Isnt lupex about grade 3??

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter schrager View Post
    Isnt lupex about grade 3??
    Lupex is harder than Lodima grade 3. I suspect it's closer to Lodima grade 4, though I've never printed on that paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl J View Post
    Following on Thomas's point, has anyone had hands-on experience with grade 4, which they say is only slightly harder than grade 3?

    I've tried grades 2 and 3, but 3 is no longer available in the sizes I want so thinking of ordering some grade 4. My best results by far (not that I have that much experience) have been with Amidol and the water bath. Might hesitate at the prospect of Selectol and, of course, it depends on the negative, but hoping it wouldn't come to that.

    Should be a great workshop for those who are fortunate enough to attend. Fantastic they are continuing (and venturing into digital negative territory to boot) and +1 re. Richard B.

    Carl
    Hi Carl

    if you were making digitat negs you could calibrate the software to the grade 4 paper... The silver paper I use for my Lambda is a grade 4 galerie, once the 21 step wedge is calibrated then you are good to go and personally I think this would be a good idea.

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