So yesterday I decided to bust open the rainbow sampler pack of Luminous products I got a while back and try something new. It has 7 different types of paper in it, a variety of RC and FB. I decided to stick with the RC since I haven't finished making my drying screens yet... anyway I thought I would try the RC VC Pearl, mainly since I had 10 sheets of it. This stuff hated me. I now hate it back. I couldn't get a black to save my life. It incredible brown, but it doesn't say its warmtone. I work my way up in time and filters trying to get a black without losing my highlights and I keep getting this muddied mess. My initial exposure based on the test strip should have been about 20 sec at f11 with no filter. After many other tries, I finally give up when I'm using 4.5 filter at f5.6 for 15 seconds and still crap. Maybe I'm not thinking clearly because of my cold and I screwed up somewhere, but that just doesn't seem right to me. :?