I remember once a big deal at one time about High Contrast Copy Film and H & W Control developer. Wonder if anybody here remembers those days.
Yes and sadly the results were never as good as the hype. I have tried many film developer combinations and the contrast is always a bit more than desired. Another negative is these films have no latitude forcing you to bracket every shot several times. At least for me not worth the bother.
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