[alt-photo] Re: direct positive paper
photographeur at nerdshack.com
Sat Oct 23 18:06:02 GMT 2010
>Ilford/Harman is now making a direct positive paper!
>Anyone use this yet and can report results?
I did some preliminary tests and found it too contrasty for direct
in-camera exposure unless the scene is very, very low contrast. Even
under heavily overcast skies, I had to blow out parts of the sky to
get decent shadow separation. You can pre-flash, but if the scene
has anything resembling highlights they fog and blow out very
unattractively. I tried several low-contrast developers to no avail
and gave up.
Do take their warning about latent image fading seriously -- you need
to expose within minutes of a flashing exposure and process within
10-15 minutes of exposure.
I don't know if US distribution has been organized yet -- mine was
shipped in by a friend.
It is WAY too contrasty for making enlarged negatives in one step.
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