Lomo Lady Grey film & reciprocity compensation?

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    I bought three rolls of Lomo's Lady Grey film, 120 format, and have not found any information regarding reciprocity failure and compensation. Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with this film? It is 400 asa, made in China, supposedly has acceptable grain.

    The package of 3 film was in a bargain bin for 2€ a roll, so it will be no great loss if they don't work out with pinhole exposures but I'd like to be more or less prepared before exposing the first film.

    Any suggestions or advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
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    The 35mm Version of Lady Grey has the same DX number as Kodak Cosmos 400 (or at least it had at 4 years ago). So it is probably a respooled version of that film.
    I hope this helps with your search.

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    Martin, thank you for your reply, but the info I have found regarding the 120 format, made in China, indicates it is definitely not respooled Kodak film, and all suggests the 35mm Lady Grey is not the same as the 120.

    The info I have found only indicates what it is not, not what it is or might be similar to. Hence my questions. I suspect I'll be exposing a random test roll, just because...
     
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    Well I've put a roll of the Lomo Lady Grey 120 film through a pinhole camera, and decided to expose it using the times for HP5 in terms of reciprocity failure. That worked out pretty well, I think.

    This film was one of the most ornery when it came to loading it onto the reel, though, and the same thing with trying to get it into the holder for scanning. The curl to it is really something, trying to load it was like trying to get my cat into his cage when it's time to visit the vet, all curled up on itself and not willing to co-operate.

    These are two of the images. Film developed in XTol 1+3, 2 minutes pre-soak, 13 minutes developing at 20°C. The grain is agreable, not too obvious.

    Vgtlnd 6 rescaled.jpg Vgtlnd 8 rescaled.jpg
     
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