"Abandon" will be my last remedy. But it is the demand of my special task to do some work with Ag-excess emulsion. That is why I don't stop my trying in this course now.
Ron, I want to accomplish some approaches to this aim, and if there will be any success - I write about it.
If not - "abandon" always have time.
Needless to say that Ag-excess emulsion don't enter into large round a salable products. I know only two exceptions - wet collodion and probably modern Fuji Arcos 100 film. The latter is as I know of Tadaaki Tani handwork and is the really Ag-excess commercial film. This film in all probability is making on especially deep oxidized gelatin and with strong defense by multiple fog-stabilizers.
I know also that 19 century masters often made Ag-excess emulsions for the quick usage. This technique gives large gain in sensitivity for primitive emulsions. And often they use some oxidizers during synthesis (for example, iodine, as it did Abney).
> I am of the opinion that you should learn how to stabilize
That's just the point to make Ag-excess emulsion without stabilizers. My task demand it. And the only extenuating circumstance is that the shooting follows the plate coating in some next days (usually one-two days).
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