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I don't like HP5+ in 35mm as it's too grainy, but it's OK in 120. FP4+ is my most used film (read - there's a lot of it in my fridge!), but Acros is the one I will miss when it runs out. I've tried Tri-X with HC110, but I don't get anything like the quality that Simon Ess gets from that combo. I've previously tried Delta 100 and 400, but went back to FP4+. I got a couple of rolls of Delta 100 and Fomapan 400 when I was in Ffordes last week, so they'll be getting trialed at some point and I guess I'm looking for Delta 100 to be an Acros replacement.
I pretty much agree with everything you wrote, Peter. I'm also VERY disappointed with Tri-X in HC 110; like you I'm getting nowhere near the results that @simon ess does, nor the results I used to get with Ilfosol 3.

Good idea to check out Delta 100 as a substitute for Acros when my last rolls of that have expired (I only have it in 135... but that's 99% of what I shoot, anyway). IIRC @steveo_mcg reported pretty reasonable reciprocity characteristics, though not as good as Acros, obviously. I've tried Delta 100 a couple of times before; once was an expired roll that @srichards gave me, and I absolutely loved the results, but next time with a fresh roll it was just meh. Probably the light but it really prejudiced me against the Delta films.
 

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Ah, Acros, probably the greatest black and white film in my opinion. Fuji should be shafted with the rough end of a ragmans trumpet for discontinuing it. :bat:
And I can't get on with Acros.

Funny old game innit.
 
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Well done Chris :) (y)

I do really like FP4, but I don't like HP5. I've really started enjoying Tri-X now though so I think my B&W films of choice are FP4 and Tri-X. Never had the chance to use Acros and I don't think I ever will now!
 
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Well done Chris :) (y)

I do really like FP4, but I don't like HP5. I've really started enjoying Tri-X now though so I think my B&W films of choice are FP4 and Tri-X. Never had the chance to use Acros and I don't think I ever will now!
Great choice of films, Carl. I've a few rolls of Acros, so if you want to buy a roll for, say, £15 I'll bring some to the next meet! ;) (Just kidding...) Seriously, just checked on fleabay, and although I did find one roll for sale at £18, most seemed to be offered in bundles at between £5.50 and £8 per roll (135 or 120). Sheet 4x5 is another matter; I was only able to see one lot of expired Acros for sale from Japan, £78 posted, plus VAT, duty and extortion charge of course!
 
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So, I've decided to pull my finger out and have a go at this. Am I right in thinking that I shouldn't post my images to Twitter until next week?
Yes, this is dev week. Post your images starting on Monday, with the hashtag #FP4Party .

I'm away at the moment; the film is finished but I don't know when I'll have a chance to process it. I'd rather not post it off!
 
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I got my download from Filmdev late Monday morning... it normally takes me quite a few days before I like any of my shots, but I did manage to find one for Monday and one yesterday. What are you on twitter @FishyFish ? I'm @carusb .
 
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