Have you actually tried it at 3200 in contrasty light or just giving the standard spiel?
Originally Posted by frotog
Like TMZ this film is inherently low contrast, so when pushed the contrast increase is less than one would expect and tonality still looks good.
No doubt they look better at 1000, but I don't see the point in shooting Delta 3200 (or TMZ for that matter) at 1000. For that I personally like Tri-X in Diafine a lot better, unless you WANT more grain (though Delta 3200 and especially TMZ will certainly be sharper.) These films are made to push. I push the hell out of 'em. I go up to 6400 with TMZ at need and like the results. I've not tried Delta 3200 at 6400 but will have to do that.
Oh BTW, WRT Cahcet AB55: I tried the stuff once. With Tri-X at least it gave me too much contrast, or at least more than I wanted though certainly easily printable, and grain like giant golf balls. I have never, ever, seen grain like that from Tri-X. Others seem to have had very different results but it put me off the stuff. No matter since it's gone anyway.