Bergger Prestige Variable CM FB

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by PVia, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. PVia

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    Hi all...

    I recently got a box of this paper through a fellow photographer. It's about 5 years old. There is no fogging at all, whites are very crisp, but I notice that it is about 2 stops slower than Ilford paper and the contrast is about a grade lower.

    I've read a thread on APUG that confirms the speed, but I was wondering about the contrast.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on speed and/or contrast with Prestige? I'd love to hear all thoughts on your experiences...

    BTW, I love the feel of the paper, a beautiful semi-matte just a little toothier than the Ilford semi-matte...
     
  2. Trevor Crone

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    I haven't used this paper for some years but what I remember of it, it was indeed slower then Ilford but I felt it was on par, grade for grade with the Ilford WT.

    What I can certainly say is, It didn't like my sodium safelight or my under enlarger orange filter, they would lightly fog this paper even after only a few seconds exposure. One of the reasons I switched my safelights back to red.