Oriental Seagull VC-RC II 8x10"/100 Glossy

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Oriental Seagull VC II Black & White Variable Contrast (RC II) Resin Coated RPF Glossy Paper 8x10" - 100 Sheets

B&H # ORSVCR281100 Mfr # 18-RVC810-100F
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Oriental Seagull VC RC II (Resin Coated ) is protected on both top and bottom by thin polyethylene. It is a high-sensitivity, jet-black tone, medium weight, general-use enlarging paper.

From brilliant highlights to deep blacks, this paper has a rich range of tones
Since processing agents do not penetrate into the paper, wash times are dramatically shortened, making it a highly efficient product
The surface of the product has a high degree of smoothness and there is virtually no dimensional distortion, making it an easy-to-use paper
Process Type Black & white chemicals
Base Type Resin coated
Tone Bright white base, with rich blacks
Weight Medium weight
Contrast Variable grade
Surface Finish Smooth, glossy
Safelight Compatibility 15W bulbs should be used.
A Kodak OC or a Ilford S902 Safelight filter are recommended

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OrientalSeagull VC-RC II 8x10"/100 Glossy
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent reactions (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Enlarging (6)
    • Printing (5)
    • Photography (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (5)
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    5.0

    Oriental paper is great

    By outa Clemson

    from Clemson, SC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Reactions
    • Fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Contact sheets
      • Enlarging
      • Photography
      • Printing

      Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-RC II 8x10"/100 Glossy:

      Good paper for making contact sheets. Reliable and consistent with good tone. I use their fiber paper for prints, but if you work with RC for prints, it is great for that as well.

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      5.0

      Cheap contact sheets

      By August

      from Amherst, MA

      About Me Photography Student

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            Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-RC II 8x10"/100 Glossy:

            Need I say more? Perfectly usable RC paper at a great price.

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            4.0

            Very Nice Glossy Paper

            By CD the student

            from Bennington, VT

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Professional Finish/Quality
            • Scratch Resistance
            • Sharp Tones & Colors
            • Vivid Images

            Cons

            • Creasing

            Best Uses

            • Black & White Photos
            • Everyday images

            Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-RC II 8x10"/100 Glossy:

            This paper is pretty good. I usually dislike glossy papers but this one doesn't give off the same harsh glare some of the Ilford papers do, but still has the deliciously rich blacks that glossy papers can give.
            I noticed some normal curling when using an RC dryer, but after cooling the print became close to flat. This has been normal for every paper I've used in this dryer, so it wasn't surprising.
            The one thing I did not enjoy is that this paper is more fragile than I would like from an RC. Its ability to bend is significantly less than Ilford's and it leaves stress marks easily.
            However, it does not scratch as easily as Ilford's, which I greatly enjoy.
            Overall, as long as you ensure the prints are not bent this paper really is great quality. Especially for a student.

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            4.0

            it's really worth to buy them again

            By Kenny

            from China,taiwan

            About Me Casual Photographer

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                  Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-RC II 8x10"/100 Glossy:

                  oriental RC 8" x 10" is a cheaper and quality option to choose.and VC can provide !more oprational fun to control

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                  5.0

                  Pretty decent paper.

                  By RedpillFTW

                  from Omaha, NE

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-RC II 8x10"/100 Glossy:

                      I use this paper mostly for contact sheets for my 4x5 work. It seems to have a decent amount a silver. It would be good for a beginner who doesn't want to break the bank on their first go around with enlarging.

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                      5.0

                      Smooth and Glossy

                      By Tely

                      from Chattanooga, TN

                      About Me Casual Photographer

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                            Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-RC II 8x10"/100 Glossy:

                            Great paper. I get the smoothness as pearl with some shine to it and it makes it stand out more then pearl.

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                            5.0

                            Great Paper

                            By Francisco

                            from New York, New York

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Beautiful tonal scale
                            • Consistent Results
                            • Tones nicely

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits
                              • Scenics

                              Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-RC II 8x10"/100 Glossy:

                              I have been using Seagull for over 20 years for everything from portraits to scenics and it is one of the best papers I have ever used. It has a very long and beautiful tonal scale, a neutral print color that takes to selenium very well and is consistent from box to box.

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                              4.0

                              Good Value Good Paper

                              By Meltorme

                              from Palos Verdes, CA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Enlarging

                                  Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-RC II 8x10"/100 Glossy:

                                  Standard issue RC paper. Good quality. Good price.
                                  Seems a little slow, but that maybe because it's not developer incorporated. I recommend this paper as a more economical alternative to Polycontrast.

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                                  5.0

                                  Photo major student

                                  By bigguy52

                                  from Palm Harbor, Fl

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Reactions

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Developing
                                    • Enlarging
                                    • Photography

                                    Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-RC II 8x10"/100 Glossy:

                                    I used the product for one of my college projects. The paper is of excellant quality; great finish, perfect emulsion properties. My prints came out great! The first time I have used this product and I will continue to use it especially when it outperforms paper that sells for a third more.

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                                    5.0

                                    Still a great paper

                                    By Jeff

                                    from Allentown, NJ

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

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                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Enlarging
                                        • Printing

                                        Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-RC II 8x10"/100 Glossy:

                                        I used the old version of Oriental Seagull back in the days when Ansel Adams was supposed to be a fan of the Oriental line of papers. It is a different animal now, but still an outstanding choice. I find the fiber based version really comes alive after toning in selenium toner, and am glad to see it is available to us who still see the "original darkroom" experience a great place to spend time perfecting our craft.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great product for the price!!!

                                        By Cloe

                                        from queens, ny

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

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                                            • Printing

                                            Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-RC II 8x10"/100 Glossy:

                                            i was suggested this site from my photography professor because of the good prices and he was right! the paper was worth every cent compared to the other papers. it lives up to its expectation

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                                            5.0

                                            Just what I was looking for!

                                            By Lou Lou

                                            from Des Moines, IA

                                            About Me Casual Photographer

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                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent Reactions

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Developing
                                              • Enlarging
                                              • Photography
                                              • Printing

                                              Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-RC II 8x10"/100 Glossy:

                                              I used this paper for black and white photo enlarging and development. Worked wonderfully, very professional look, and finish. Excellent value!

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                                              4.0

                                              Good for beginners and pros

                                              By Mel Paints

                                              from The Woodlands, TX

                                              About Me Casual Photographer

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                                              Pros

                                              • Consistent Reactions

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Printing

                                                Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-RC II 8x10"/100 Glossy:

                                                This is excellent paper for black and white photography; especially if you're just starting out. It is very easy to handle in chemistry without putting marks on the print and is very consistent in it's reactions.

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                                                5.0

                                                Great paper

                                                By Georgia from Georgia

                                                from Savannah, GA

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                                Pros

                                                • Consistent Reactions

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Enlarging
                                                  • Photography

                                                  Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-RC II 8x10"/100 Glossy:

                                                  I have used this paper before and love the quality and finish. Although it is called glossy, it's not too shiny.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great for BW student

                                                  By kukkurovaca

                                                  from Berkeley, CA

                                                  Comments about Oriental Seagull VC-RC II 8x10"/100 Glossy:

                                                  I'm not a darkroom ninja, but I'm very pleased with the results I get with this as someone starting out with BW printing.

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