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paulc
14th October 2012, 11:18 AM
Did a couple of 5x4 contact prints on a sheet of the new G2 Lodima paper last night. Not having a dedicated contact print setup, the neg was pressed down on to the paper with the aid of a sheet of glass and the Durst set to project a 6"(approx) square of light. After exposing a few contact strips, finally settled on an exposure of eight minutes :eek:.... Had hoped to calibrate my StopClock with this paper, but I guess that isn't going to happen.

Is anyone else using this paper, if so, what do you do to get reasonable exposure times ?

Trevor Crone
14th October 2012, 12:18 PM
Paul, I've used Lodima, from the pre-production run and the first production run, grades 2 and 3.

I normally use large 125mm dia. Laes or Radium globes, from 60 watt to 150 watt. The 150 watt at a distance of approx. 20" gives me exposures of around 15 - 20 seconds.

Payral
14th October 2012, 12:22 PM
I use to print on Azo paper and now on Lodima, I don't use my enlarger but a 250W frosted lamp 90 cm from negative. My average printing time is around 15 seconds. Michael Smith use a 300 w lamp.
You will find all needed information on Azo forum:
http://www.michaelandpaula.com/mp/AzoForum/default.asp

Domingo
14th October 2012, 12:45 PM
I'm printing my contacts in Fomaspeed 311; the light comes from a 150 watt bulb risen approximately 60 cm. and through my enlarger lens closed at f/22. Exposure times are around 20 seconds.

Luis
14th October 2012, 01:33 PM
Fomaspeed is a far (and away) faster paper than those discussed here, Domingo.

Fomalux is more like lodima breed, and I was able to calibrate it for the zonemaster/analyzer with the enlarger light (100w) but the head cannot be risen too much.

Payral
14th October 2012, 01:36 PM
Lodima is now the only existing chloride paper.
Only for contact printing. Very slow but so beautiful

Luis
14th October 2012, 02:17 PM
Lodima is now the only existing chloride paper.
Only for contact printing. Very slow but so beautiful

Not the only, unless foma has discontinued it ...

<http://www.foma.cz/Upload/foma/prilohy/F_lux_en.pdf>

Trevor Crone
14th October 2012, 02:56 PM
Silverprint still list Fomalux (http://www.silverprint.co.uk/ProductByGroup.asp?PrGrp=1126) contact paper.

I've also use this paper and it is indeed very nice. However from a personal point of view I prefer the extra warmth I can get from Lodima.

Domingo
14th October 2012, 06:06 PM
Fomaspeed is a far (and away) faster paper than those discussed here, Domingo.
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my apologies if I misunderstood the aim of the question.