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    This era's Portriga equivalent?

    I'm home today nursing a sick kid. So in between cycles, I'm scanning some old portriga prints (my original project when I got this scanner 3-4 years ago!).

    What is today's equivalent?

    Also, anyone use that charcoal finish on Luminos? My local pusher has some on sale.

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    Charcoal R is interesting stuff, but it's not Portriga. I tried some and I found there was a really narrow range between too flat and too contrasty. I love the surface, which is like watercolor paper. I think that if you used it for a while and targeted negatives specifically to it, it would be an interesting paper to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
    used it for a while and targeted negatives specifically to it, it would be an interesting paper to use.
    Can you give an example as to what kind of negs? I don't have a densinometer and I don't really understand any of that. I need help like "a little over or a little under" in terms of negs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
    Charcoal R is interesting stuff, but it's not Portriga. I tried some and I found there was a really narrow range between too flat and too contrasty. I love the surface, which is like watercolor paper. I think that if you used it for a while and targeted negatives specifically to it, it would be an interesting paper to use.

    I found the same. It took quite a few test strips from each neg to get it right. Portriga, no, but the Charcoal R is nice paper.

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    I didn't test it enough to really decide, but my instinct would be that a slightly flatter neg might do better on Charcoal R. Maybe reduce processing time 10% as a starting point.
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