New Arista Premium 100 & 400 films
It was only a week ago that the Arista Premium 400 hit the discussion fan on APUG. The discussion also wandered into a digital vs. film topic - actually very good - and now the 100 is available in bulk. At Steve's suggestion, I thought this thread could get back on track and be more current.
The 24 & 36 exposure rolls will be available Aug 15th at prices hardly worth rolling your own.
Those who have tested the 400 say, indeed, it seems to be Tri-X. Walks like a duck, quacks....
The 100 is hoped to be Plus-X, one of the most wonderful but over priced films out there.
So, in the spirit of the (Photo) Olympics, let the discussions begin!
Short answer, "Yes, quite possibly."
Fully discussed previously. Short version: 1/3 stop is rather meaningless i the real world, especially in roll films.
Originally Posted by PhotoJim
Also covered in previous thread
FS is pretty tight lipped about it. Very unusual for them. I'm sure at some time in the future someone will either slip or get tired of being clammed up.
Originally Posted by BrianShaw
What makes a film a PX or a Tx? Or any other designated brand and item?
Because someone says it is? Because PX diverted to FS obviously is? There have been numerous formulations of old "X" timers over the years, yet they are all the real thing.
If a film is indistinguishble in performance and development times, no less, its the same thing. Even if another company were to make it. Or Kodak lets it be marketed as Arista Premium.
"A rose is a rose is a rose."