Re: Aristo APHS Ortho Film Speed?

From: Jan Kapoor ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 02/16/05-08:40:07 PM Z
Message-id: <42140407.9030801@jankapoor.net>

Hi--

I use APHS from Freestyle in my 6-pinhole hex camera. I take 12 x 18
sheets and cut them down to 6 x 13, which is the size I need in the
camera. From having used ortho film before, where I rated it the same as
in-camera paper negatives,I started rating APHS in the vicinity of EI 6,
and the exposures are usually very good. It works very well in camera;
just be prepared for long exposures.

Jan

Sean wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I have a new project with a typical low budget. I am documenting some small
>National Parks/Monuments and would like to do the work in 8x20. The cost of
>traditional film would be prohibitive, so I thought APHS just might fit the
>bill. Maybe I'm dumb drunk, but I thought it would be worth a try. I checked
>all of my APHS boxes and I couldn't find anything with a film speed on it. I
>tried contacting Freestyle, but they were unresponsive.
>
>My work with APHS in the darkroom has produced some beautiful continuous
>tone negatives/positives for gravure and cyanotype, so I was hoping to skip
>a few steps by having the negative as the final print size.
>
>APHS too slow? Am I hoping to cheat too much? I hope not.
>
>As always your input and guidance is most appreciated.
>
>Regards,
>
>Sean
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Fine art photography of Jan Kapoor at www.jankapoor.net
Pinhole, large format, alternative printing processes and digital.
Received on Wed Feb 16 20:40:37 2005

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