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    Kodabromide Paper A

    In searching for a step tablet I could use with my gum printing on Sunday I came across a Kodak Master Darkroom Dataguide for B&W from 1978 on my shelf. In this it has a section where sample images are printed on little rectangles of different Kodak B&W papers and the Kodabromide Paper A really stands out with smooth, neutral tones and DEEP blacks! This paper has, I know, been discontinued for quite a while, but sometimes I wish Mr. Peabody would show up and we could go get some of these older, discontinued papers (and learn a moral in the process).

    Any fond remembrances of this discontinued paper? Makes me also wish I could try out some Agfa Brovira...*sigh*
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

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    You actually remember Mr. Peabody? That's a good thing!

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    Peabody here in the Wayback Machine....

    Ohhh, Mr. Wizard....

    Tweezle-de-dee, Tweezle-de-Doo. Time for this one to come home!

    All I can say is: Yes, I miss Kodabromide and Brovira too but, I also look forward to experimenting with new papers, developers and toners.


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    If you look at garage sales and old stuff from used camera sales, Kodabromide shows up from time to time. I've played with some in the past few years that I find that way, and it is fun to work with. Too bad there isn't a steady supply to get a better feel for it. tim

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    I used Brovira a lot but what I really liked was Agfa Insignia that one I do miss

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray C.
    Peabody here in the Wayback Machine....

    Ohhh, Mr. Wizard....

    Tweezle-de-dee, Tweezle-de-Doo. Time for this one to come home!

    All I can say is: Yes, I miss Kodabromide and Brovira too but, I also look forward to experimenting with new papers, developers and toners.


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    Wasn't it "Twizzle-Twazzle"??? It's been awhile!

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    When I asked a photographer friend of mine which paper was his favorite he replied "kodabromide" but of course alas it is no longer made, I too wish i could try it out.
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    "The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance." ~Ansel Adams

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    I got a full unopened box of Gr 2 of that and when I ran my tests with it using a step wedge, it was almost a dead ringer to AZO as far as the exposure scale goes. It is a beautiful paper with no signs of serious fogging.
    "EVERY film and paper is good .......... for something"
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    Hi Jermey

    The paper that I really miss are Ilford Ilfomar and Kodak Ectalure.
    I really wish some smart cookie in NA would decide to take over a small coating alley and produce some of these old papers.

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    For myself I desprately continue to search for any brand that will give me the
    same tones, rich blacks and fantastic highlites that Dupont Velour Black grades 2 and 3 delivered. I have a few sheets left in the freezer, but really hesitate to use them. For me it was simply the best and easiest paper I have ever used to make display prints.

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