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    Using "ortho lith"type film????

    I was thinking about future experiments and I was wondering if anyone uses ortho lith films as a negative film in 4x5 view cameras or others?

    What was your experience>?

    I thought it could could possibly give interesting effects etc.

    Thanks

    zing

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    I've used it in pinhole cameras, and had students use it in pinhole cameras with 4x5 film holder backs. It was developed in regular (sprint) developer rather than the special AB stuff, and was still moderately contrasty, but worth trying.

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    If you want a full scale negative from lith flm, check out Jim Galli's development of it.
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    I grabbed a box of Kodalith some time ago and played; got a beautiful positive transparency by developing in dektol if I remember correctly - it was some time ago.
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    Rate at ISO3, no problems, bit contrasty but not impossible to print with. I develop APHS ortho litho film in ilford multigrade 1+9 for 30-40seconds by inspection. It's suppose to be more blue sensitive but I've not been able to shoot people with it yet, partly because I'm having to cut down my 8x10 film to fit in my 4x5 film holders which seems to be a little hard to do accurately for me. I should really buy a box of 4x5 outright.
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    I shoot a lot of the stuff in 4X5 and 2 1/4 X 3 1/4. Develop in Rodinal 1:150 for about 7 min. with minimal agitation so the contrast doesn't build too fast. In my experience, dektol and HC110 and any other developer I have tried build contrast way too fast. Shoot at ISO 5. Watch it develop under a RED safelight. Absolutely grainless negs that appear rather thin, but print well. The shot "Roadside Lake" in my pics was shot on lith film.
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    I use Russian Tasma Ortho film in the 24x30 and 30x40cm cameras. Easy to develop by inspection in Ilford PQ Universal - or any other print developer. I dilute the developer quite a lot from paper strength, though.
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    LC-1 low contrast developer

    I have not used lith film in camera but for making enlarged negatives. After a number of years using HC-110 (1:16 dilution from stock) I'm using LC-1 developer and getting fantastic results. It's a true low contrast developer which uses sodium bisulfite to lower the alkalinity and thus lower the action of the developer. It's much more consistent than heavily diluted developers (film or paper). However, it does need to be made from scratch.

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    I've used Freestyle's Arista branded lith film in my Toyo 45G. Development in Ilford Multigrade print developer diluted 1:40 gave good tonal range.

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    Thanks for all the replies!

    Riccksplace, If you read this, your photograph was really great! I've never used rodinal. Was the one part out of the bottle or one part of stock mix?

    I noticed there are 2 type pf the film available. One is half tone and the other I saw was continuous. I couldn't help but think only one type would work????

    Thanks for all the advice~

    zing

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