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I've used silver gelatin paper for pinhole cameras, and I use paper in pinhole workshops. The speed is usually around 6-- at least that's what I use. Slow going for pinhole, but easy in workshops and produces a nice soft(er) look. With a lens view camera, it wouldn't be such a problem. It's always recommended to use matte RC paper, which I do in workshops. But I was doing something here once for myself, when I didn't have any-- only fiber-based paper. It was that gorgeous, now discontinued, Kodak Ektalure-- anyway, I used a sheet of that. It took forever--much slower-- but it made the nicest paper negative.

Anyway, I'm sure someone will jump in and say the ISO is different from what I've just said, but that's the ballpark figure I use-- seems to work.

On Apr 17, 2008, at 3:20 PM, BOB KISS wrote:

I recall in the distant past that there had been some discussion of
using silver gelatin enlarging paper in a view camera, eg, 4X5 sheet film
holders to produce a paper negative.
What I am hoping for is a starting point for an equivalent "ISO"
speed for the paper. Even a ball park would be great for me to start
testing. I know that it will vary with manufacturer and other variables but
it is nice to have some idea to save time.
I am not worried about image quality.I am just trying to get an idea
of some suggested ISO.
Thanks in advance.

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