Last week I posted my results pushing Arista EDU 400 to 800, and today I am going to share my results pushing it to 1600. I actually shot this roll well before I shot it at 800 because I grabbed it to shoot when Kelsey and I went out one night.
Developing the Film
I processed this roll together with a roll of Fomapan 400 also pushed to 1600 (since they’re the same film) in Kodak HC-110B (1+31) for 13 minutes. Agitation was continuous for the first 30 seconds and then for 5 seconds every 30 after that.
While I have found that this film doesn’t do great in low lighted situations indoors, even when pushed, it handled well at night outdoors.
Final Thoughts on Pushing Arista EDU Ultra 400 Film
As I mentioned in my last article, since this film is Fomapan 400, this felt redundant to post. However, I had already shot my rolls, so I hope you have enjoyed my results. They’re the same price in some places so I am not sure what the deciding factor would be on which film to choose. Regardless, I do recommend these films, especially for the price point.
Until next time, stay motivated and keep shooting.
2 thoughts on “Developing Adventures – Pushing Arista EDU Ultra 400 to 1600”
I love the perspective on the avocado sapling; makes it look like it’s perilous dangling above the floor. The series of storefront photos are lovely as well.
I bought some of these Foma-clones on 120 format. Based on your experience with pushing the 35mm versions, would you advise pushing them to 1600 for general low-light use?
Or maybe the better question is, which B&W film do you prefer for general use if you are planning to push it to 800 or 1600?
Thanks for being so rigorous on testing these. I keep buying HP5 because it’s so flexible but don’t want to rule out these other affordable B&W stock.
Personally I didn’t like this film pushed indoors. These pics came nice outdoors at night but there’s a lot of grain for my taste so it’s preference. I think Kodak TX and HP5 are great for pushing and for a cheap option Kentmere is very similar to HP5. If you don’t mind grain Delta 400 is nice pushed.