As many of you know, I enjoy pinhole photography with my Zero 45. I shoot both film and paper negatives, but find film difficult to deal with (I don't have the equipment to home develop, and scanning involves stitching two half images together) and paper annoying as it needs to be cut to size and has less lattitude. So when I heard about Harman's new paper, I was genuinely excited - could this be the media I have been waiting for? See here for the original AP news story. For me there are two principal attractions to using this product. Firstly, no more trimming with a guillotine (I currently cut multigrade to 4x5 for use in my DDSs) and secondly, when developing by inspection, no guessing at how the image will invert. The image being a positive should make it easier to judge shadow and highlight areas when developing. I am now in posession of two packs of the RC (1 glossy, 1 luster), and have mixed feelings so far. Firstly, the 4x5 size is just that, 4x5 - ie a smidgeon too big for a 4x5 sheet film holder. Drat. In the FB Glossy they do have a 3.9x4.9 which apparently is JUST the right size for a standard DDS. You live and learn. I've just loaded up two sheets having trimmed them slightly. It's actually fiddlier to trim a tiny strip off than a bigger chunk, so whilst it is less wasteful, it's still a PITA. The downside with the FB is that being FB, it requires serious washing (an hour under running water), so I think I'll play about with the RC first, and if I like the results, then I'll look into using the FB. I'm heading out this afternoon to try out the first couple of sheets. Results will be posted in due course.