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    Maternity ward / Hospital Film & Developer Advice Needed?

    I have just been informed that i will become the grandpa of twins and need advice on a film & developer combo that will best fit the situation on the day of their birth. My usual film & developer will not work in this situation (Adox CHS art, Fp4 & Rodinal) so i need advice on a film that i can push and a developer. This is a one time shot that i cant go back and re-shoot so i have to do it right. Does anyone have any good advice on a combo, filters or anything that could help me? I have until June but i want to figure this out now so im prepared..

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    delta 3200 or tmy-2 in tmax developer. you're going to get tons of different suggestions here. what format? print size?
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    Do not use flash or a strobe! Available light photography only. Neonates' eyes cannot handle the bright flashes which cause pain and risks damage!
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    Tri-X 400, EI 800, Acufine, fast lens--

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    No filters, and test first, so you're comfortable with it.
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    I want to use an RZ67 but dont want to be a burden with a tripod and a hand held light meter so i guess i will have to use a 35mm with a built in meter. Since i will be using 35mm i will print no larger than 8x10. I will not use any flash, i dont want to blind my grand-babies on their first day of life..

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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    Tri-X 400, EI 800, Acufine, fast lens--

    Thank you for that David! The fastest lens i have is f2 50mm.. Would i get a decent print at 8x10 if i pushed Tri-x to 800 in Aucfine?

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    I was using a 50/1.2, but I think I was shooting at f:1.8, maybe 1/30 sec. Test it to see if you can squeeze out EI 1000. I'm a little conservative about film speed. There's some grain, but it's part of the look. Nothing objectionable at 8x10".
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    From a technical stand point, you would probably be ok with the RZ handheld if you shot Delta 3200 with a lens like the 110/2.8. You would be able to get a speed of 1/125 or 1/250 fairly easily I would think at that point. The biggest remaining obstacle would be your ability to track focus.
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    Perfectly timed thread this

    My wife is due in three weeks, and I have been giving this some thought myself. I am going to for Tri-X uprated to 800 or 1600 (in Rodinal.... yeah yeah,I know, but I don't mind grain) with a f1.2 lens (that is ONLY on f1.2, nearest speedwise I have is f1.7).

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