...Fantastic paper. Now I just wish it were cheaper.
This is 2010. Current analog photography marketplace realities (read low volume) dictate prices of top-tier, ultra quality products. I'm down on bended knee thanking Adox for its efforts to bring this paper back to life and suggest we be happy for the option to purchase it. Should it disappear again, today's prices will appear cheap. :rolleyes:
I took Adox up on the offer of trying their free 5-sheet test packages when they introduced the idea of manufacturing this paper. I thought it was awesome and to have identical tonality to the old agfa, but of course with the difference of a brighter base.
I used it with 130. Great results.
Nowadays I have settled on my papers of choice, and I don't want to throw another emulsion into the mix. If I was looking for a new paper to use, this would be very high up on the list.
"Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank
"Make good art!" - Neil Gaiman
"...the heart and mind are the true lens of the camera". - Yousuf Karsh
I'm using it and like it a lot. Ordered, and in the process of using, 200 sheets (8 of the 25 packs). Still have some Ilford left to use. I won't be buying anymore Ilford unless 110 fails.
Sal, I do think it could be offered cheaper, per sheet, in larger quantities. I think all the paper manufacturers have a cheaper per sheet price (less packaging per 100/250 boxes and lower handling costs) than the 25 sheet packs. I'm sure the big guys don't lose money on the larger boxes.
I'd jump at the chance to buy it in 100 or 250 sheet lots.
No, I develop in LPD. I just split-toned it
last night in Kodak Sepia II and KRST and
was very happy with the result. It's a
I like the color of it sooooo much I am afraid to tone it but will ultimately do some toning tests. It is one of the few things that look so good raw that I am reluctant to keep screwing with it.
On another note...
Saw some of your high key stuff. Really nice (then again I am a sucker for well done high key black and white). One question - The appearance of the photos suggests a fairly simple and possibly very portable setup (maybe in a bunch of locations?) My question is do you have an suggestions for similar set ups that are really portable?
My current MO is throwing a lot of stuff at my high key shots - two heads/umbrellas for the background, one head w/ box for the main and two heads diffused through a giant silk for fill.
This is all fine and dandy for shooting local or a bunch of people when I travel but lugging 5 heads, 2 packs, cords, a roll of seamless, all of the stands, umbrellas, a box, and camera gear to a location for one or two shots is not my idea of fun. I plan on doing a series of portraits on 8x10 in the next few months and most will be on location - I plan on a few very simple lighting setups if the available light/environment is not conducive to my needs. Your images for some reason just give me the impression that the high key setup is mobile - any suggestions?