Arista Edu 400

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    Is anyone currently using Arista Edu Ultra 400 in 120? Your thoughts? I haven't used it for quite some time and am wondering if the handling qualities have improved.
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    Haven't used Edu 400 in about a year since I really wasn't happy with the speed or the occasional scratches. However, I have been using 120 Edu 200 in RO9 with pretty good results. It's not Tmax but it does give predictable and clean results.
     
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    I've been using Edu 200 also. Like it lots. Just thought I would try some 400, but remember it was kind of problematic.
     
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    I've shot one roll so far, and liked the results. I exposed at EI 200 and developed in D76 1+1 for the recommended time. No scratches or handling problems but one roll is hardly a sample.
     
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    I bought a few rolls of this for my girlfriend to use in her box camera, and it doesn't curl as much as it used to, and has a lovely grain, especially in PMK Pyro. In Xtol it's obviously much smoother. Both looks are worthwhile, and the prints look fantastic from it.
     
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    Thomas,
    I was hoping some one would say that. Just what I was looking for.
     
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    I love that film. I use Arista Premium Liquid (Clayton F76+) or HC-110 and I am very happy with the results.
     
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    Are you exposing it at EI 200, or box speed?
     
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    Hmm, I like this thread. Got me thinking.

    Hey Thomas, would you say the films are comparable to Acros or Neopan in Pyro? I am almost out of my 400 speed 120 film and need a solid replacement.
     
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    If you're asking me, I expose at 400.
     
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    Yes. It's been a long time since I used it and your results are what I am after. Thanks.
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    No. They are not similar, especially with regard to highlight contrast. Nothing is quite like Neo 400, but I would look to Tri-X first and work out a solid technique with it.
     
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    I actually expose it at 160. Not only is it more like an ISO 200 film, but replenished Xtol loses about 1/2 stop compared to Xtol 1+1, so 160 gives me adequate shadow detail for normal contrast. In high contrast I expose it at 100, and low contrast at 320-400, and then I obviously adjust developing time accordingly, so that I can fit the negatives to the paper I use.
     
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    Thomas,
    Thanks much for this info. I'm sure it will be very helpful.
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    Thanks Thomas, although the pictures you've made with Foma films is quite inspiring.