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    i used to use a ton of 120 arista / foma film
    LOVED IT souped in ansco 130 and caffenol c
    they were meant for eachother..

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    When a first used it, I loved the film. I hated the green base and the curliness of the film. Foma fixed the curly base.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    When a first used it, I loved the film. I hated the green base and the curliness of the film. Foma fixed the curly base.
    Surely you mean the blue base, which is now also gone, Foma use a clear base since earlier this year, same emulsion just different base, I use a ton of the stuff, love it and rarely use anything else bot in 120 and 35mm, develop it in either Rodinal or D76
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    Been so long, I forgot. Maybe I got confused with that green dye in my used fix souping Arista EDU. I love the stuff too. Great for general use. Not very good for long night exposures though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    Been so long, I forgot. Maybe I got confused with that green dye in my used fix souping Arista EDU. I love the stuff too. Great for general use. Not very good for long night exposures though.
    I actually used to use a lot of Fomapan 100 for really long night exposures---usually f/8 for about 15 minutes, give or take---souping in Diafine. I think I had some sort of vague hope that the bad reciprocity along with the compensation would help control the highlights, and while that may or may not actually make sense, it worked out pretty well in practice.

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    Great! You've made it work for night shots. For me, it's taming contrast. Never used Diafine before. I think if you get the shadows exposed correctly, the trick is to tame the highlights. Arista EDU 100 and 400 does very well with stand development. Had great luck with HC-110 diluted 1:100 with Arista 400. I agitate for the first minute then let it stand for an hour and 15 minutes. The highlights exhaust the developer faster than the shadows. This allows the shadows to continue to develop after highlights have slowed or stop developing.
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    Shot a roll of 35 mm last week and developed it in D-23 replenished. It's not quite 400 speed, but the negs print fine. It seems to be very much like an early Tri-X - grainy, but with decent definition. It's not going to be my regular film, but I bought some in Prague and brought it home to try. The 200 is another thing entirely. A bit contrasty, great definition, and develops well with Beutler. That could well become my slower speed film of choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntenny View Post
    I actually used to use a lot of Fomapan 100 for really long night exposures---usually f/8 for about 15 minutes, give or take---souping in Diafine. I think I had some sort of vague hope that the bad reciprocity along with the compensation would help control the highlights, and while that may or may not actually make sense, it worked out pretty well in practice.

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    Cool. Got any examples to show?
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    You might be right

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    It's not quite 400 speed, but the negs print fine.
    Arista 400 prints beautifully when it's processed correctly. But I find Arista EDU 400 processed in XTOL is very close if not at ASA 400. When I process it with HC-110, I shoot the film at ASA 320. It's a great film and a very affordable price. There's no reason not to try it.
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    (night, Fomapan 100, f/8, 15 minutes, Diafine)
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    Cool. Got any examples to show?
    A few, but they're negative scans rather than prints, and I don't promise Great Art or anything.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ntenny/...57627803293477
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ntenny/...57627803293477
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ntenny/...57614782638072
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ntenny/...57614782638072

    Some of them show pretty intense highlights without causing a meltdown of the surrounding image, which is what kept me coming back to this combination. (The house-party one has a lit window that did blow out completely, but I think it works in that image.)

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