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    Anyone Use Shanghai GP3 Film in 4x5 and 8x10

    There are Chinese sellers selling the GP3 film in these two sizes. The 8x10 stuff is only a little over $80 US dollars, so Im wondering if its worth a look? Anyone use this stuff, and how does it compare to other 100 speed films available in these sizes? Or should I just stick to something like Adox CHS II 100 or Ilford Ortho 80 Plus?

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    Re: Anyone Use Shanghai GP3 Film in 4x5 and 8x10

    I shot it in 14x17. Rated it at 100 and developed it in Pyrocat HD. Made a fine carbon print from the negative.
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    Re: Anyone Use Shanghai GP3 Film in 4x5 and 8x10

    I had a comment from someone else, saying he had defects in the emulsion on his sheets of this film. So Quality control was suspect. Was suggested to stick with more common films.

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    Re: Anyone Use Shanghai GP3 Film in 4x5 and 8x10

    Very nice Jim!


    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Fitzgerald View Post
    I shot it in 14x17. Rated it at 100 and developed it in Pyrocat HD. Made a fine carbon print from the negative.
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    Re: Anyone Use Shanghai GP3 Film in 4x5 and 8x10

    Quote Originally Posted by braxus View Post
    I had a comment from someone else, saying he had defects in the emulsion on his sheets of this film. So Quality control was suspect. Was suggested to stick with more common films.
    Over the years (since the early 1970s) have experienced defects three times with Kodak and Ilford films. Called each of them up and film was always replaced with fresh boxes of film. Once with Ilford, was told to send the film back to them so that they could check it out, and that they would be sending me replacement boxes of film that same day to me... On a similar note, once a zipper broke on one of my Lowe Pro backpack photo bags. Called them up and gave them the batch? number that was on a tag on the bag. "No need to return the backpack" with the broken zipper... they would be sending me out a replacement bag that same day.

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    Re: Anyone Use Shanghai GP3 Film in 4x5 and 8x10

    I've been buying 4x5 Shanghai film via the auction site, and I have gotten good results from it using Rodinal as a developer.

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    Re: Anyone Use Shanghai GP3 Film in 4x5 and 8x10

    I got my first batch of 8x10 Shanghai a couple weeks ago. Due to the bad weather, I have not loaded it in holders yet. Maybe I can do something inside with it.

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    Re: Anyone Use Shanghai GP3 Film in 4x5 and 8x10

    I got some 3X4 I will be shooting soon and using Rodinal

    My boxes are mostly in Chinese and shipped direct from China
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    Re: Anyone Use Shanghai GP3 Film in 4x5 and 8x10

    This the Shanghai 4x5 film shot with a Crown Graphic with a Kodak 127mm F4.7 lens. Developed in Rodinal semi stand for one hour in Rodinal. This was the first time ever shooting film with a LF camera.

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    Re: Anyone Use Shanghai GP3 Film in 4x5 and 8x10

    i used 1 box and got nice results. I order a second batch and all had moisture damage from the paper between the sheets, ruining every shot. finally got a refund from paypal after 2 months, but had to pay more than 40% of the cost of the film to send the defective film back. what a joke. the US government subsidizes the chinese postal system, making it cheap for them to mail things overseas. but hope you never have to return anything. it cost me almost $50 to send back $100 worth of film. never again will I buy the film, which is sad as I liked the film, when it worked, very much.

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