J&C 200?

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  1. Jim Fitzgerald

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    Remember this film? I just finished developing my last batch of negatives. They are all 8x10's that I shot in Yosemite last month. Developed in Pyrocat-HD 1:1:150 in tanks with minimal agitation for 22 1/2 minutes and the negatives are outstanding! They will make some great carbon prints. My question is does anyone remember who was manufacturing this film? It has a beautiful emerald green antihalation layer and the pre-soak water is this color. It would be interesting to see if there is something like this out there to replace it. Thanks.

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    I believe it was made by Forte. I always had good luck with it too.
     
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    Jim,

    It was manufactured by Forte in Hungary, and is the same film as Bergger BPF 200. It was also sold as Forte 200.

    If you have a lot of it be sure to freeze what you don't plan to use in the next several months as it will develop a lot of B+F if stored at room temperature.

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    Alex & Sandy, thanks for the quick replies. I just used up the last that I had of my 8x10. The stuff really looks good in your Pyrocat-HD, Sandy. Minimal agitation works wonders with this stuff. I have made several carbon prints from this film and I really like how it looks. Thanks again.

    Jim
     
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    I'll fondly remember it as my first 8x10 film and the first film I used Pyrocat-HD with.
     
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    Yep, twas Forte, which has now also gone the way of Agfa.....kaput! Not sure what's still available in 8x10 in that speed.
     
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    I think Foma 200 is available in 8x10. It's a wonderful emulsion. I used the J&C 200 as well, and it was great in both Rodinal and Pyrocat from what I could remember.
     
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    Jim I have 200 sheets of the J&C 400 in 8x10, whatever the film stock is it's a very nice film too.
     
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    Curt, I bet it is nice to have the extra speed. I know I shoot the 200 @ 100 and develop in Pyrocat-HD minimal agitation and the negs are great. Do you shot it at 200?

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    Yes that's what I rate it at, I also got crazy and bought a lot of 5x7 in 400 and some 4x5. Those were the days when all seemed possible. I have a box full of 120 roll film in 100 and 400 and a big bag of 35mm too. I used up most of Nuance paper, I believe I only have two boxes of 11x14 50 sheets left.