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    orthochromatic film?

    I might be interested in using orthochromatic film for a particular sort of image, in 4x5. Any advice? Where to get it, developer to use, etc? I know nothing about it... I've only found some FPP xray film (Freestyle and B&H) and Ilford Ortho Plus (B&H).

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    Re: orthochromatic film?

    What's wrong with the Ilford Ortho? I've shot that and developed in HC110. Rollei makes an ortho film that you can get at B&H. I'd use one of those before I'd mess around with X-Ray film.

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    Re: orthochromatic film?

    Ilford Ortho is very good. Lots of contrast to be had. Fine grain.

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    Re: orthochromatic film?

    And if you have a supply of Ortho film you can also use it for unsharp masks. It allows you to work under a dim red safelight, much easier (for me, at least) than doing it all by feel in total darkness.

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    Re: orthochromatic film?

    Quote Originally Posted by letchhausen View Post
    What's wrong with the Ilford Ortho? I've shot that and developed in HC110. Rollei makes an ortho film that you can get at B&H. I'd use one of those before I'd mess around with X-Ray film.
    ilford's 29 times more expensive than the fujifilm x-ray film i linked to.

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    Re: orthochromatic film?

    Quote Originally Posted by h2oman View Post
    I might be interested in using orthochromatic film for a particular sort of image, in 4x5. Any advice? Where to get it, developer to use, etc? I know nothing about it... I've only found some FPP xray film (Freestyle and B&H) and Ilford Ortho Plus (B&H).
    The Ilford film is excellent and easy to use.

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    Re: orthochromatic film?

    Pardon me if this is an ignorant question: Could a person get an effect similar to using ortho film by using a blue filter with panchromatic film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maltfalc View Post
    ilford's 29 times more expensive than the fujifilm x-ray film i linked to.
    You mean twice as much? Since the Ilford:

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...s_4x5_B_W.html

    is $57 for 25 sheets and the Fuji:

    https://www.freestylephoto.biz/11083...ay-Film-4x5-25

    is $25 for 25 sheets. The Rollie is more expensive at $84. If I was using ortho for a project as opposed to experimentation, I'd pay extra for Ilford.

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    Re: orthochromatic film?

    Quote Originally Posted by h2oman View Post
    Pardon me if this is an ignorant question: Could a person get an effect similar to using ortho film by using a blue filter with panchromatic film?
    I think you'd have to use a cyan filter since that's the opposite of red. But there's probably someone here that's actually done it as opposed to my speculation.

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