Use of Kodak Ortho Film : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Film & Processing : One Thread

I have got hold of some 5x4" Kodak Ortho Film (4163). It develops ok, exceptI can't get detail in the shadows. Is this normal for this type of film?

-- Robert Carew (, March 02, 2001


Is this Tri-X Ortho?

Tri-X Ortho has been discountinued, I think for quite a while. Yours may have lost speed. With ortho, you have to be cognizant of the color of your light source. Ortho doesn't see reds, and is very sensitive to blue & green.

-- Charlie Strack (, March 02, 2001.

Expose a lot and use a very soft developer.

-- Patric (, March 02, 2001.

Thanks for the replies. Could you name a soft developer. Difficult to get anything but Kodak or Ilford products here

-- Robert Carew (, March 03, 2001.

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