What was J&C Pro?

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  1. athanasius80

    athanasius80 Member

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    Out of curiousity, does anyone know what J&C Pro 100 was? I just shot my last sheet of it and am a little wistful and a little curious.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Ian Grant

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    Mr Callow very kindly gave me a packet of this film when I bought a lens from him, I think some of it's made in China.

    Ian
     
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    I was under the impression that it was Forte film.
     
  4. Michel Hardy-Vallée

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    J&C 400 and 200 were Classic a.k.a. Bergger a.k.a Forte

    The source of J&C Pro 100 was never fully explicited beyond "Chinese."
     
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    ERA 100 perhaps?
     
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    jd callow Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Am I the only one on this planet or forum that finds this combination of letters humorous?

    sorry carry on...
     
  7. Ian Grant

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    Apologies JD, I couldn't remember your initials hence the Mr. I had a customer, a Mr Bean, as you can imagine he hates Rowan Atkinson :D

    Can you shine some light on this film ? I guess you must have used some.

    Ian
     
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    Sorry I do not know its origin or how to soup it. If I you can't find any information on digital truth or here on APUG I would start by rating the film at half speed and soup it in d76 1:1 @8min and see what that produced. A similar suggestion was given to me a couple years ago here and it works very well as a starting point.
     
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    I've been treating J&C 100 as Forte film. No problems yet.
     
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    Development Chart

    I don't know what it was, but I copied the dev chart before the site went down. I haven't used it in a couple of years, so can't comment on the chart's accuracy.
     

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    I don't know what it is but I've used a couple hundred sheets of 8x10. Rated at 50, I developed it in Pyrocat HD 2:2:160 for 7min=N-, 8.5min=N, 11min=N+. I've developed it for 6min if the neg was rather hot. Great results, I found two defective sheets out of that group... Considering I paid only $1 a sheet for the last 100 I'd rate it a great value and wish I could buy more.