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    Mike, please report back and tell us what you think after you've had a chance to try out the Plus-x. I wouldn't worry too much about the Ansel thing, today's Plus-x is pretty different from the film he shot and that is just one man's opinion anyway.

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    erikg,now my problem is finding Plus X.Small town New Brunswick makes it difficult to do much testing.If I can't find PlusX at a reasonable price I'll order FP4+ online.

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    Never did like Plus-X, Fp4 gave me better results, AA might have been right on this one. Kodak should have dropped Plus-X instead of Panatomic-X. I wish Ilford Pan F was available in sheet but that's another story.

    I prefer FP4 to Plus-X.
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    I have found that Plus-X works really well in high contrast lighting. Developed in a compensating developer such as Pyrocat it will really shine under these conditions. It's also fantastic as a portrait film indoors, but its reciprocity characteristics has a very sharp curve when the times get long.
    I just printed a very high brightness range scene for a client, one of his negatives, 35mm shot on Plus-X. Developed commercially in Xtol of all things I got one of the nicest 11x14s I've ever made from 35mm.

    Ilford FP4+ I always thought was my favorite film along with Tri-X. Somehow they feel like each other's cousins strangely enough. It has fine grain and works great in all kinds of lighting. It's a very versatile film.

    I have a feeling you'll like both. Try it. It won't hurt.

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    Don't know why people are so down on Plus-x. It's a very good film once you nail a setting.
    Plus-x test
    Recent versions I've found are quite different to the old emulsion so if you are using old dev times, you may have to play around a bit to get the tonal range you like.
    I use Rodinal at 1:100 for 15 mins.

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    Some nice stuff M.A.
    I'll have to track down a few rolls of Plus X.

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    Mike, if you need a postal order from down here, you know where to find me.
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    Most kind of you Michel.

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    Canadian mail-order film dealer suggestion.

    Henry's [ Henrys.com ] often has in stock most of the films I seek. So far, I've seen free shipping offered for Dec. 2007 and Feb. 2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Kennedy View Post
    erikg,now my problem is finding Plus X.Small town New Brunswick makes it difficult to do much testing.If I can't find PlusX at a reasonable price I'll order FP4+ online.
    I've bought a fair amount of 120 Plus X from Don's Photo in Canada. Their website indicates that they will sell it or FP4:

    http://www.donsphoto.com/products.html#DHE:Catalog:Line:1480:Page:1:SortOn: brandept:8

    Matt

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