Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/17

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 800-speed shooting
From: Kip Babington <>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 16:36:56 -0500
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For some recent theater shots of one of my kids, I did some tests and decided
HP5 at 800 in Xtol 1:1 at about 70-80% of Kodak's chart times (for 800) gave
pretty good results.  Better than I had been getting with Neopan 1600 shot at
800 and developed in PMK, my usual developer of choice.


Richard Edwards wrote:

> The film choices (what I have in the fridge): Tri-X, Ilford HP5, Ilford
> Delta 400, Ilford Delta 3200.
> The developer: XTOL, and only XTOL. (What I have)
> I need to do some 800-speed shooting this weekend. Anybody have a passionate
> bias toward one of these films at this speed. XTOL is the mandatory
> developer here.
> Forgive my ignorance in advance, but I usually shoot at the rated speed or
> pull
> a stop, so my push/pull skills are not good.
> My initial instinct is HP5, but Delta 400 would be better -- I have a
> buttload
> of it on hand. Tri-X: does it suck at 800?
> -Al

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