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Thread: 8x20, what FB paper?

  1. #1

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    May 2006

    8x20, what FB paper?

    It seems that the new Azo paper is still a few months away. I have two 8x20 negatives which don't want to wait that long. So far, my experience with FB paper is limited to Azo and Ilford Variable Grade. Any other recommendations? The pictures were taken in late afternoon. 30 seconds exposure. Rivers and trees. Low contrast and minus development.

    What are those cooltone, warmtone stuff?


  2. #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Whittier, CA

    Re: 8x20, what FB paper?

    Hi Hugo!
    If you like Ilford and want to try a warmtone try Ilford again.
    By my experience is a beautiful paper, I use Platinum II developer from edwal and Hopefully I will keep using that combo if they keep producing the two.Where did you go shooting?

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    San Joaquin Valley, California

    Re: 8x20, what FB paper?

    Freestyle has Arista Classic FB, grade 2 glossy in 16x20. If this is the same Arista Classic I'm using (I bought a box pre era) is would be Ilford Galerie. If it is it should work nicely for you if you don't mind cutting it lengthwise to size. It wouldn't hurt to ask. You might also consider Forte Fortezo or Kentmere's offerings.

    Cool tone/ warm tone? How do you see the final print? I prefer neutral tones (I guess I can't make up my mind!)
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Join Date
    May 2006

    Re: 8x20, what FB paper?

    I took a short detour to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park, part of my long ski trip with my son for the Christmas in Utah. Got some nice negatives. Check your email.


    Thanks for the tip. I may just stay with Ilford neutral then. There are just so many choices, confusing.

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