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    Re: Help Request : Film Choice

    Take a look at https://www.instagram.com/dendorff_bw/ He's a member here. If I remember rightly, use uses Foma 200, both at 160 and at 800. I was amazed at the quality he gets at 800, and that speed is very useful, especially for portraiture! I ran some film tests, and I was able to verify his results (not that he needed it!), but I haven't been able to shoot much with it. Anyway, the film is well-priced.
    May tomorrow be a better day.

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    Re: Help Request : Film Choice

    Thanks, Peter. Seems the link you posted is inaccessible - at least for me.

    But regarding Foma 200, Tim Klein the maker of SP-8x10 trays also recommended Foma 200 but it does not seem to be available in 8x10.

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    Re: Help Request : Film Choice

    I agree. X-Ray was very good for me to learn LF

    Then I added REAL film

    and still use both

    buy X-Ray n0w before it disappears

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Wagner View Post
    Against the conventional wisdom I suggest a $40 box of 100 sheets of Fuji HRU x ray film and the raw chemicals to make D23 developer. There are so many ways to screw up in large format and $5 a sheet film is an expensive way to get past a bunch of them. Open 8x10 tray development with a piece of plexiglass with the edges smoothed off with sandpaper in the bottom will get you scratch free negatives and it is a lot of fun without breaking the bank
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamgolf View Post
    Thanks, Peter. Seems the link you posted is inaccessible - at least for me.
    I expect you need an Instagram account to view. Try this instead: https://www.flickr.com/photos/artwedd
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    Re: Help Request : Film Choice

    I too would recommend FP4 as an excellent middle-of-the-road learning film. But it's versatile enough that you might decide to stick with it for the long run. Lots of developers work well; my personal favorite is PMK pyro in trays; but Pyrocat HD gives a similar result.

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    Thanks, Peter. I can access that flickr-stream. Quite nice.

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    I must admit I have no idea what X-ray even looks like. Unless I have seen some X-ray prints without realizing it was X-ray.
    The only time I've seen X-ray is my own x-rays at the doctor's office and that was not impressive, partly because of the subject

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    E XRay2x11x14crop by TIN CAN COLLEGE, on Flickr

    Quote Originally Posted by jamgolf View Post
    I must admit I have no idea what X-ray even looks like. Unless I have seen some X-ray prints without realizing it was X-ray.
    The only time I've seen X-ray is my own x-rays at the doctor's office and that was not impressive, partly because of the subject
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