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    Great news, and pretty much has to be coated by Ilford unless there's another in the UK we don't know about.

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    Freestyle announces "Silver Collection" paper and film

    Another question would be if this will affect the availability of the EDU.Ultra rebranded Foma. While I'd love to have Arista prices with Ilford QC the Foma has its own old style charm as well. Of course it's available as Foma but the price isn't nearly as attractive.

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    "Arista prices with Ilford QC"

    That's it in a nutshell. You can build a technique around almost any decent emulsion, but it's tough to manage inconsistent quality.
    "Far more critical than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know." - Eric Hoffer

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    I have actually not had problems with the Arista branded Foma, but I have heard from plenty of people who have. Apparently their QC isn't nearly so bad as the late lamented Efke's, but certainly isn't that of Ilford either.

    Interesting that they describe the graded RC as being "very neutral to cold." How the heck can it be "very neutral?" Semantics aside, it would be nice to have a truly cold tone VC FB paper. Slavic is available again in the US but that's graded. Ilford has MC Cooltone, but that's RC only and not available in sizes larger than 11x14. This doesn't look like it will help that but we can continue to hope. I love Ilford MGWT FB and warm tone papers in general for some things, but not everything. Some photos are just better cool. Right now that means MGIV FB and selenium for me, though I've heard Kentmere VCFB is cooler.

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    Seems to me that "RC" and "Fine Art" don't go together.

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    Ah, that's the argument, and I don't usually make prints for framing and display on RC either, but I'm tempted in 16x20. That's getting up to where damp FB paper is very easily damaged in handling even if you are careful, and the fact is a print on a good modern RC paper, once mounted under glass, can be hard to tell from FB.

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    About the film: The film is Kentmere film. This is ILFORDs 're-branding' line:
    http://www.dr5.com/blackandwhiteslide/rpx100dev1.html
    http://www.dr5.com/blackandwhiteslide/rpx400dev1.html

    This was MACO/ROLLEIs short lived RPX.

    For negative processing, use it as you have used Kentmere.

    I suppose the paper is also Kentmere paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr5chrome View Post
    About the film: The film is Kentmere film. This is ILFORDs 're-branding' line:
    http://www.dr5.com/blackandwhiteslide/rpx100dev1.html
    http://www.dr5.com/blackandwhiteslide/rpx400dev1.html

    This was MACO/ROLLEIs short lived RPX.

    For negative processing, use it as you have used Kentmere.

    I suppose the paper is also Kentmere paper.

    dw
    You mention (at those links) "as sharp as HP5 but not as versatile". Could you expand on the "not as versatile"?
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    So we're celebrating a relabeling of stuff we could already get anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rich815 View Post
    So we're celebrating a relabeling of stuff we could already get anyway?
    Remind me again--where can I get Kentmere sheet film at bargain prices?

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