Ortho Lith Film in a Pinhole Camera?

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Lets face it, the price of ortho lith film is soooo tempting! Has anyone had any luck using it in a pinhole camera? I know its "iso 6" so im assuming exposure times are long long... but has anyone used it during daylight/cloudy scenarios? What were your results? Exposure times?
 

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Should work fine, aside from often cited issues with controlling contrast (processing in film developers is reputed to lead to inconsistent or uneven development).

That said, you can also process under red safelight in trays, so you can actually see what's happening as the film develops.

Another similar option if you have a larger camera or want more speed is X-ray film -- this can be had precut to fit 8x10 film holders, and the "full speed green" is ISO 50 or 100, depending how you meter and process. It can also be developed and handled under red safelight, and there are no contrast control problems.
 
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