Need a REALLY fast fiber paper

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Jersey Vic, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Jersey Vic

    Jersey Vic Member

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    I'm enlarging a paper neg and using Agfa 118, no filter and still getting times of 10+ MINUTES! anyone know of a faster paper? Thanks
     
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    Vic, FOMA Variant 123 semi matt is a paper very close to 118 and seems fairly fast... Or if you want lightening speed, Kentmere VC Warmtone. It has a similar surface to MCC118 but is extremely fast in my experience.
     
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    Wax the paper neg.
     
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    Kentmere VC fineprint is super fast. It is as fast as RC. I find it too fast for me.
     
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    Kentmere VC fineprint as already stated and Kentmere Bromide too!
     
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    I use Kentmere FP VC and it is about twice as fast as Forte Polywarmtone. I have to use an 8x ND filter with my Beseler 45S head, plus the VC filtration at f11-16 for 11x14 - 16x20 prints from conventional negatives.
     
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    Thanks for the info all. Very helpful
     
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    Dear Jersey Vic,

    Enlarging a paper negative seems a daunting task. I would suggest scanning and heading over to the hybrid forum for making a digital negative. Of course you could always try making a contact "positive" using a reversal process.

    Neal Wydra
     
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    This only works with fiber paper negs? Or does it work with RC too?

    I've always been intrigued by paper negs and am dying to try it out some time.

    Re: OT - I'll second Kentmere Fineprint VC and the warmtone equivalent. They are the fastest fiber papers I've ever tried.