I have used 8x10 and 7x17 xray emulsion. I've mastered 8x10, but the 7x17 xray film is problematic. I've given up on 7x17 xray because no matter how careful I am after a full day shooting and another full day processing I'll get bad scratches on my negatives (I've tried stripping the backs of the negatives too), and I often get bad overprocessing on the edges of the film:
Originally Posted by Light Guru
I do like 8x10 x-ray very much, but I prefer it for portraits in the studio over outdoor work (so far, I haven't taken any outdoor photography with x-ray film that I'm very excited about). I process them in tanks and hangers, scanned it with my Epson v750 and made 40x50 inch prints and made our photography department's jaws drop.
There is a better x-ray negative scan on Kickstarter. This is a scan of a contact print.
There is a place for x-ray film for me, but not with the 7x17. Two heavily invested days are wasted. I do use Ilford 7x17 black and white films. In fact many are. With 7x17 color, I'm aiming to knock the socks off of Koreans with the incredible detail. I'm aiming to make prints similar to Vincenzo Castella's 12x20 inch negative enlargements. No one is doing that kind of work here. Why should the Italians have all the good work?
Only 5 days left to fund the project, "The World Upside Down", on Kickstarter. Any help spreading the word, would be greatly appreciated.
An update for those that might be interested: I've been asked to do a lecture/speech (in Korean) on Korean national TV (filming for it will be on Christmas day, 10 days after my Kickstarter project ends). This is a very popular program, many celebrities have hosted the show, which will be aired on a Sunday night at prime time at the end of this year, or early in January. I think it would be great to have this Kickstarter project under my belt and as a foundation to my recent popularity in the Korean mainstream.