Originally Posted by David Allen
Same here. I shoot mostly street and documentary and there isn't always time to nail the exposure correctly. BT2B is idiot proof in operation, highly consistent and produces a beautiful, printable negative 90% of the time, even if your exposure varies a little across a roll. It's ability to hold on to highlight detail in high contrast situations is of the utmost value to me. This last point is the main reason why I still shoot film and have not switched over to digital. Two bath developers can give me an endless, smooth rolloff in to white that I just don't see in digital.
Dave answered the OPs question about n-1...
Originally Posted by el wacho
Michael provided H&Ds
You are doing bold text instead of H&Ds... please publish your H&D.
I understand why Dave relies on a successful test shot for a film, sceane, developer combination.
And why some people take test rolls to dial in a new film developer combinations.
But with a H&D like Michael's or similar information that Forma publish for their films I can spot the time temperature and EI for the shadow detail I want.
Alas the Forma information still leaves the highlights at risk (unknowns) and I need to use D25 or other low contrast soup with Forma films cause I burn highlights too readily.
I don't mind burnt highlights.
A post borax bath is an option which I now have more information for but Im going to need a step wedge...
A request for H&D was lazy me...
Do you meant Foma instead of Forma?
Originally Posted by baachitraka
data sheet is PDF to down load
details are on 2nd page
sorry about dyslexia
I will use those curves for the reference. Personal testing may result in something different from what the manufacturer can offer.
Personally love Fomapan 400 for its grain esp., in Rodinal.
Yes the grain is nice in Rodinal.