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    My local paper selection, need advice..

    Well, this is basically what I have to choose from 'locally'. I'll need some 8x10 paper for my 35mm black and white work shot on tri-x, I usually like a cold tone look and am also considering toning in thiocarbamide. If some of you could have a look at the list and tell me if anything really leaps out at you please let me know. Thanks!

    http://www.aucklandcamera.com/paper.html

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    No Ilford Multigrade Cooltone?
    Digital is best taken with a grain of silver.

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    I think there is another shop in town that has some Ilford. Also how long does this paper store, especially variable contrast paper? One shop has some vc kentmere paper and it's collecting dust, I think it's been on the shelf well over a year..

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    Sean, I set up my darkroom after a ten-year lapse and I used both Ilford and Agfa VC paper that was even older than that. No problem.
    Digital is best taken with a grain of silver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean
    Well, this is basically what I have to choose from 'locally'. I'll need some 8x10 paper for my 35mm black and white work shot on tri-x, I usually like a cold tone look and am also considering toning in thiocarbamide. If some of you could have a look at the list and tell me if anything really leaps out at you please let me know. Thanks!

    http://www.aucklandcamera.com/paper.html
    Forte and Zone VI papers are excellent. I would not hesitate in recommending them. I have used both and liked both.
    Oh! and BTW, I have paper that is about 6 years old and it is sitll good as new, as a matter of fact some of it is Zone VI.

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    Has anyone used Zone VI VC? and if so what dev? Dektol maybe?

    thanks!

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    Zone VI in Dektol will work. Forte Polywarmtone in Amidol will go neutral. It prints with a wonderful "presence" in Dektol...even if it is warmer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean
    Has anyone used Zone VI VC? and if so what dev? Dektol maybe?

    thanks!
    Hi Sean. Haven't used Zone VI, but have been using AGFA Classic MC111 FB VC, and find it to be really nice, excellent in fact, to my liking. Really like the cold tone print from it. Also takes well to Selenium or Agfa Veridon toning. If you are interested to try it, I have an alternative supplier who you may not know.
    Have tried the Kentmere stock you are probably referring too and it's lovely. Quite pricey by comparison with the papers you have been looking at.

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    Zone VI Brilliant VC is same as Ilford.

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    The Forte Polygrave V Fiber is very nice, and is my standard paper now. For some scenes I still use Kodak Polymax Fine Art (fiber). For RC I like the Ilford Cooltone. The Forte RC is also OK. I could easily live with what that store stocks.

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