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 14 reviews)

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  • Consistent reactions (4)

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    Best Uses

    • Enlarging (5)
    • Printing (4)
    • Photography (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (5)
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    5.0

    Cheap contact sheets

    By August

    from Amherst, MA

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

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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

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                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

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                    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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                                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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                                • Consistent Reactions

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                                  • 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

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                                            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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                                            • 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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