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    Interesting as I as just thinking about picking a slow and fast emulsion myself. One is definetly FP4+ in Xtol. For the other I was thinking of using Tri-x although I never was a Tri-X shooter before. HP5+ never floated my boat. APX400 I just started experimenting with.

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    My aunt is coming to visit from the States ("The Aunt from America" a typical old greek movie scenario) and I'll beg her to bring me some (let's say fifty) rolls of PanF+ and a bit (a pack of a hundred) of Oriental Seagull paper that I have been lusting a long time for. The reason being is that if I escape the shipping (160 US$) the cost of that stuff drops to half than I can find them in Europe, not only because of the euro-dollar exchange.

    I printed last night some photos made with FP4+ at 64asa developed with Ilfosol-S (1-9) and they are GREAT! Superb tonallity, amazing latitude (detail everywhere, lows, highs and I don't use the ZS), non existing grain and good shaprness (not cut your finger with, but very pleasant). So I highly recommend this combo if you have trouble finding something faster.
    For Tri-X Wayne see my other thread about Handholding a Hasselblad.
    I also printed one image that I used Ilford Delta 100 at 50 developed with D-76 (1-1) and was beautiful. And I shot it handheld inside a dark room.

    I thought really hard to just "stick with one film and developer" but I couldn't miss the chance to get PanF to last me for a long time! I'll throw them to the freezer and keep them for when I need the definition.

    I really thank everyone who replied to this thread. Honestly!
    You are the best!
    aristotelis grammatikakis
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    Real photographs, created in camera, 100% organic,
    no digital additives and shit




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