Experimenting with Acros

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Nikon F3HP, Acros shot at 800, 35mm 1.8 AF-D, HC 110 B 17 min, Epson V800. Little more agitation than normal, tried to get real rich blacks and contrast. Wanted to experiment a little with Acros but I don't think pushing it to 800 makes very much difference. This was a creative session on a short roll of Acros that got jammed up in the Nikon F, I used @Gary A. 's suggestion on using my coat as a dark bag. I may re-rinse this batch in distilled water and dish soap. I think my fixer is spent, I thought it looked a little cloudy with the checker. Any way, I was really trying to create a dark dreamy effect on film without using a Holga. I kind of like them. Probably not everyone's cup of tea.

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Gary's back on the caffeine. I like the second one too.
 

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Looks very nice !
 
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Interesting result, i like the tonality.
Thanks. Yes, Acros is pretty special. The grain is very nice and the tonal range is wonderful. I doubled my agitation in this experiment and it did make for a more contrasty image. I was worried that the grain would be bad but it wasn't. Rumor has it, they're discontinuing it in October. There is nothing like it on the market or at least I can find. TMax 100 is the closest that I have found. I'll just use TriX if they do in fact dump it. I love TriX and the crunchy look of it. I bought a roll of Delta 3200 and a roll of TMax 3200, can't wait to shoot something with that.
 
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Your 400 speed shots in other threads seem to have higher contrast than these at 800.

Well the negatives look very different. I had to bump the other ones a little in post. I wouldn't do that again. I just wanted to see what it would. Mostly, it slightly bumped the contrast. It was really a wasternof time. I'll never get those 7 minutes back...
 

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I like your shots with it at both speeds, various development etc. Do you recommend HC 110 for general use?
 
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I like your shots with it at both speeds, various development etc. Do you recommend HC 110 for general use?
I like it a lot because it's simple, good shelf life, and consistent. I have used D76, F76, Ilfosol, and TMax developer. They all work, HC110 is just the easiest to use in my opinion.
 

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