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Just wondering what people think of Kodak Plus X.

Any good? Would it be a good landscape film? Is it fairly forgiving with exposure?

I'm using 35mm by the way...
 

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This is one of my favorite all-time films. If you want to see how forgiving it, look in my gallery and look at the night photos. They are all 35mm Plus-X developed in Rodinal. I think this is a great developer for the film.

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"Any good?" Yes! I have thousands of negs shot on Plus-X. Probably about 25/75% between med format and 35mm. Almost always devved in D76 1:1. Fine grained, looks good for skin and landscape the way I see it. Does not do well if over-developed much at all, as highlights will blow. Keep that in mind and give it a try.
 

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I'm feeling kind of dumb. I thought Plus X was discontinued?
 

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Plus X is a wonderful unique emulsion- the closest thing to the late lamented Verichrome Pan. It is slightly more blue sensitive than average and benefits from use of a yellow filter.

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Actually PX in sheet films was quite different from the roll film. Both were great and I'll miss the sheet version. I would advise anyone beginning photography in 35mm to start with PXP and D76 1:0. It is very forgiving and easily responds to most of the "Zone" controls. If anyone is interested in how I handled the Zone system with this material is invited to pm me. It's fun!
 
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Thanks for all your comments / input.
I'll hunt down some of the stuff and give it a go. I've been using too much FP4+ lately and feel I need to try something different.
 

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Plus-X vs FP4+

mhainz said:
I've been using too much FP4+ lately and feel I need to try something different.


Hmmm, I thought that FP4+ was supposed to be very similar to Plus-X. Have I been misled? Can anybody comment on the differences?
 
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GaussianNoise said:
Hmmm, I thought that FP4+ was supposed to be very similar to Plus-X. Have I been misled? Can anybody comment on the differences?

I don't really know how similar or different they would be. But FP4+ vs Plus X seems like a good topic for a new thread...
 
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