In you all's experience, what transparency film (available in 4x5 size) has the most mild effect when cross processed?
I am thinking about Astia, but want to hear at least one ore two descriptions of it from APUG users before I drop the cash on a roll. (I found some stuff on Flicker, but you never know how it has been manipulated.) I am used to Provia. Its look is a bit too heavy for what I want on this project, however. It would be really great if I could really pop solid colors without adding too much contrast, while "graying" up the darker and less saturated areas. Perhaps skip bleach or partial skip bleach would be a better choice.
Experimentation is in order. I will likely shoot a roll and develop half of it in normal C-41 and half of it skip bleached (or maybe thirds, with the lat third being pushed development), but I just want a feel for what you all have got using Astia cross processed.
Thank you in advance.
P.S. I will be combining flash and ambient exposures...possibly longish bulb exposures followed by a pop of flash near the end of the exposure. Fuji states that this film maintains intended color and reciprocity out to one minute.