Originally Posted by Michael R 1974
With a tripod I shot the same scene with techpan and tmax by swapping film backs on my SWC/M. Very fine detail that is clearly visible on the techpan negative (and sharp) using a 15x loop is 'hidden' by the grain in tmax: cables hanging down from a blast furnace look like they're etched with a razor in the techpan and only faintly visible on tmax.
I'd rather avoid tech films because of their narrow exposure range and harsh contrast, but I also want to squeeze out every last detail that lens can capture :-)
Got the RLS in the mail last night and will run some tests over the weekend.