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    Something I should have mentioned. I notice that you say Rodinal is your standard developer. Perhaps I should have mentioned that I use FP4+ with D76 at 1:1. The developer film combination is very important and I believe Rodinal is an acutance developer (others will correct me if wrong). Rodinal is also an excellent developer and probably my second choice to D76. However, my own experience with it showed it produced slightly better results with faster film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanie Brim View Post
    ...maybe I *should* ponder switching to PMK.
    My fave of late is DD-X on all my b&w films, been playing with staining developers too (WD2D+) but it is becoming a real love/hate relationship.
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    I'll be contact printing 5x7 and you know how many people go on and on about the virtues of using a pyro-based developer for contact printing.

    For now I'm just going to run through what I have. Next year, when I run out of both film and developer, I'll revisit the idea.
    No idea what's going to happen next, but I'm hoping it involves being wrist deep in chemicals come the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscrawfordphoto View Post
    no blocked highlights.
    However, the scans shown are all of low contrast scenes (overcast days).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    However, the scans shown are all of low contrast scenes (overcast days).
    Right, you have to reduce developing time (N-1 in zone system terms) for high contrast scenes.
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    FP4+ is a wonderful, flexible film with beautiful tonality. It will work extremely well in a wide variety of developers from solvent formulas (D76/ID11, XTOL, DDX, etc) at various dilutions, to acutance formulas. Quality is as good as it gets. It is grainier than fully-tabular equivalents such as Delta 100, but works better in staining Pyro developers such as WD2D+, producing better speed. It also stains well in PMK for those interested in that developer, although it will obviously be grainier in staining developers than in solvent developers (as any film will be).
    Last edited by Michael R 1974; 11-04-2012 at 04:10 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: Typo

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    FP4+ is a good film and Ilford's quality control makes it an excellent choice. At first I would suggest using one of the developers that Ilford suggests for this fiilm.
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    Now that I think about I did use ID11 3 years ago, maybe with FP4+. I didn't much care for it. I'm going to give FP4+ another try.
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    +1 for FP4. Great film, period. Pick whatever developer you like. I prefer ID-11 and Rodinal.

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    One thing I've determined over the years is that most films are terrific and capable of excellent results in many developers. Just a matter of working with it to get what you want. I've found FP4+ a great film and it's awesome in Rodinal. Gotten great results with D-76, Xtol, Exactol and DiXactol too.

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