Hi PE, that frame was scanned at 2900 dpi or whatever the Nikon does so you get the warts and all. Optically printed at 8x10, it looks about like Tri-X. I consider this to be a starting point. At least this batch did not go through the spoiling dept like the last one.
The flare is what makes it different! Seriously, I have some thoughts on AH, but as you say they all would cost speed.