My lovely Dad gave me the gift of film for xmas this year: a couple rolls each of FP4 Plus and TMAX 100. I’ve not used either of these films for years. I used to use TMX and TMY a lot in both XTOL and Diafine, but I kind of fell out with its look and moved toward Tri-X. Anyway, my Dad misunderstood my desire for fast film and thought I liked slow film. Who cares – free film is free film!
I checked the Diafine box and exposed the FP4 Plus at ISO250. Standard Diafine development.
When I nail the exposure, I love the tone. But I didn’t find it remarkably different from other medium-to-slower films I shoot. I’ll shoot the next roll at box speed and develop it with something more appropriate, like Perceptol or HC-110.