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    I spent the day processing film from my trip northwest and back. Since I had some Bergger BPF 200 left over from awhile back I thought that I would use it up. If this isn't the worlds worst film it has to be a close second. This stuff will not build density. I shot it at 100 and processed in Pyrocat 2-2-100 (these are 4X5 negatives for enlarging) and I still can not build any density range with it. God if I had anymore left over I would pay someone to take it off my hands. Never, and I mean never again!!!!

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    Don, I still have 30+ rolls of Ilford 50 speed 120 that I would'nt give to an enemy. Not having used your problem film I have no comparison but I certainley understand your frustration.
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    Pan F could be notorious for picking up marks in processing-nice tonality though. I've used BPF 200 in PMK/ metol 2 bath and it's lovely. Maybe your PCat was a bit off?
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    The worst I have ever used is Shanghai GP3 100. Sent to me by a buddy working in China. The emulsion has bits of crud embedded and the quality no matter what developer I used was really bad. Second in this category is another Chinese film called SHD-100, little better but not much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Dog
    Pan F could be notorious for picking up marks in processing-nice tonality though. I've used BPF 200 in PMK/ metol 2 bath and it's lovely. Maybe your PCat was a bit off?
    I thought that too but I developed some Classic 200 in the same developer and had no problems. Bergger may work for normal contrast scenes but for scenes that require expansion it really sucks big time. Normally a film would be developed at 1-1-100 for enlarging...I was developing at the mixture that would be used for contact printing on Azo and it wouldn't get to a decent negative for enlarging. For a negative that requires expansion or a higher density range, my experience is that it doesn't come close.

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    I've been using BPF 200 for at least a year now and have had no problems building density with it. In fact, you could study the Sun with some of my negatives. I did try some of that Pyrocat HD with an arista film and had no shadow density at all.**** After looking through my notes I have realized that it was not pyrocat hd that I tried. It was something else with Pyrocat.
    huh?

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    Embedded crud notwithstanding, surely Max Gold 200....

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    Kodak Tmax 400 is pretty nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomassauerwein
    Don, I still have 30+ rolls of Ilford 50 speed 120 that I would'nt give to an enemy. Not having used your problem film I have no comparison but I certainley understand your frustration.
    So what are you going to do with them? Sounds like something I'd have fun playing with.

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    Hmm...

    I've never heard of any of these other entries, but I always thought "Endless Love" was the worlds worst film. :whistle:
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