One thing that I enjoyed about the Sheet film version of this film (When it was called Ilford Ortho Copy Plus) is that some developer/time combinations had no film speed listed so in some cases I shot the stuff as low as ASA-6. So here I decided to test the roll film in the same way. And you know what? It worked! I selected five scenes and shot every scene three times, at ASA-25 (left), ASA-12 (middle), and ASA-6 (right) and processed them all D-76 (1+1).
How did I go about making these frames? I used my Pentax Spotmeter V, in a couple of the scenes, the first and third I averaged the metering. I took a reading of the brightest highlight and the deepest shadow and picked the EV value between them. The second and fourth scene, I metered the darkest shadow I wanted the most detail in then underexposed by a stop. After processing the film and pulling it from the tank, I was a little concerned, the negatives were dense, but there was plenty of detail. I went back and compared the results to the negs I had in 4×5 format and saw the same results. I didn’t worry too much as when I scanned them and ran them through Photoshop. I had some real treats. As you can see with my results, there’s lots of shadow detail and even some highlight detail, although not as much. Does the trick still work, I would say yes, it gives you yet another way to play with this lovely film stock from Ilford!