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  1. #31

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    Plus-X was my favorite film when I was dabbling in the garage-dark room for several years in Alaska. Tried so many different films (in 35mm), but always kept coming back to it as my favorite for some reason. I think some earlier posters were correct - it is the way this film handles the highlights and gives "beautiful grain" not "ugly grain" like some other films, when enlarged beyond 10x if that makes sense. For 35mm shooting, this is somewhat important to me.
    Always developed in D76 stock or 1:1. Maybe I'll have to give it a try in Xtol as well sometime? Great thread anyway; we need Kodak to know we love this film! :-)

    JT

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    I had not shot any Plus X for many years, perfering Delta 100/400 in 35mm and Delta 100 and Tri X in 120. But when Freestyle begin to market it repackaged as Arista Premium I tried it again. Very nice. I develop in Xtol 1-2 and did a few rolls in D-76 which were also very nice. i think I am going to play around with a few rolls in Rodinal as others in the thread are doing. Can't beat the price at $2.09 for 36 exp.

    Just wish Freestyle had Arista Premium in 120.
    "Fundamentally I think we need to rediscover a non-ironic world"
    Robert Adams

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    I have only ever tried a few b/w films I didn't like (HP5 was dropped quickly, although I gave Delta 400 a fair shake for a while). But Plus-X edges them all out for now. Love it. Very versatile (can be pushed beautifully when needed), great grain, great highlights. I've recently been shooting some APX100 and while I love the tonality, it can't handle bright sun as well as Plus-X in my opinion. Plus-X seems to look good at pretty much any time of day. I feel essentially the same about Tri-X but for travel photography, 125 seems more useful than 400 in most cases. I'm pretty sure I've only ever devved in D76 1:1, but I don't doubt it would handle anything. Amazing film.

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