Hello, I am about to leave on a road trip. Normally, I would purchase a 50 pack of 136-36 HP5 for about $220 after tax from Freestyle. This time, I have to be a bit more budget conscious, so I am going for 25 rolls of Arista Premium. It has been a long time since I have used Tri-X in small format! Basically, I am asking for tips. I normally rate HP5 at 500, meter with an incident meter or sunny 16 guessing, and push 10% in development. I can 90% of the time print on grades 1-1/2 to 3-1/2 this way. Roll film makes it tough to be exact, but this is certainly a workable range, given the wide variety of luminance ranges that end up exposed on one roll of film. If I recall, Tri-X is a flatter and higher valued film in the shadows, and contrastier and higher toned in the highlights vs. HP5. I think a lot of this comes from its higher sensitivity to blue, which both opens up the shadows and lightens the sky. So, since I am not sure, and to cover myself, I am thinking of rating Tri-X at 250 and developing normally or -10%, after a test roll to determine what normal is for me. I want to make it so the films will roughly match my stuff shot on HP5, so I would like to rate at 500, but I also fear that using an untested film may screw me in the shadows. I place less importance on shadow detail that most (I find it to often be distracting and take away some of the mood), but I do want to be able to somewhat control it like I can with HP5. My developers are Ilford HC and sometimes D-19. As usual for me on the road, b/w will be in the 35s and color in the medium formats. I also keep color in one 35mm body, just in case I want something in color, but without the quality of medium format...It's too good sometimes. I shoot Fuji Press 800 most of the time, and Reala the rest of the time. Thank you in advance.