4x5 APX 100 or FP4+, which is sharper?

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With the demise of APX 25 (120) I'm forced to move to 4x5.

Which film is the sharpest and has the greatest contrast range in Xtol?

-- James Loftus (jdloftus@earthlink.net), January 15, 2001


My experience is that Xtol 1:3 and FP4+ are an exceptional combination. APX100 doesn't do well in more dilute concetrations of Xtol although it performs well at 1:1. With APX I have returned to Rodinal with dilutions of 1:50 developed for 12 minutes at 68. Hope this helps. Check out the Darkroom Cookbook.

-- Kevin Kemner (kkemner@tateandsnyder.com), January 15, 2001.

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-- Perry Smith (pixsmith@mail.icongrp.com), January 26, 2001.

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