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    Where'd all the slow-speed lf film go?

    I buy 4x5 film maybe 4 times a year, but I remember seeing a lot more choices on both B&H and Freestyle.. Did Ilford ever have Pan F in sheets? I know that Kodak axed Plus-X..

    Was thinking of trying the Arista APHS, developed in dilute Dektol or HC-110 for use with cyanotypes and kallitypes.

    Where'd the film go??

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    There used to be Pan-F in sheets.

    There's still Efke 25 and 50, and in the medium speed films Efke 100 and FP4+ and T-max 100, and isn't there a medium speed Acros?
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    Yes, Acros is 100 speed. But I think it is available only in QuickLoads.
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    This very day I was wishing for slower film.

    I'm at the beach on vacation (holiday for our friends in the UK) in North Carolina, took my CrGraphic to a nice spot on the sound where my son (Ok, ok, "We") were doing some crabbing. The sun came out as I was setting up, and when I metered (Using TMax100), it told me f22 @500! Damn! My Graphex sutter doesn't go that fast!!! Oh, what I do for a nice, dense ND filter!!

    It would have been nice to have a few sheets of PanF or something even slower.

    Bagged the shot and got my Minolta 35mm out, instead. A bit of a let down...

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    Wow! I forgot about J&C.. Any comments on the Efke 25 and 50? I've just recently gone through 100 sheets of Arista 400 film and was wanting something a bit slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roteague
    Yes, Acros is 100 speed. But I think it is available only in QuickLoads.
    Sheet Acros is available by mail order from Japan at

    http://www.unicircuits.com/

    I've found them to be reliable (and inexpensive )
    It still has that annoying hole at the top though !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete H
    Sheet Acros is available by mail order from Japan at

    http://www.unicircuits.com/

    I've found them to be reliable (and inexpensive )
    It still has that annoying hole at the top though !
    It looks like a blogging website, I didn't see anything for sale on it.
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    Efke 25 & PMK

    Efke 25 is a great film. It is a bit "touchy" with respect to exposure and development. I've used it in 35mm, 120mm, 4x5 and 8x10. Stunning when you do your part right. Here's my "standard" shot of chrome taken in 35mm and blown up to 5x7. For PMK use asa 12 and 7:00 at 70f. Works like a champ. tim

    P.S. Apologies to those of you who are tired of seeing this shot.

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    Slow film

    You looking for slow film? Try out Polaroid Type 55. It will blow the Efke 25 away any day of the week. the Efke is way too finicky for my tastes. You can make mural and I mean mural sized photograph with Type 55 and it's easy to use. No special processing-just a pail of water out in the field. Then you take it home and fix it. Besides Polaroid is the single greatest feedback/learning tool ever invented!
    Best, Peter Schrager

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