Recently I got a large stash of film from a local freezer and a couple of types of film I have not seen before, so I was anxious to try them out. Among them were Kodak Pan 2484 and Kodak Ortho 6556. There was also some Panatomic-X there - I have been very well familiar with that film, but decided to test it as well. One step at a time though.
Originally 2848 is a 2000 ISO film, but as I have found after some online research it is prone to gaining serious base fog over the years and also to losing speed. Knowing that it was in the fridge for at least most of it's life at first I was hopeful and exposed it at about ISO 2000 to 1000. After developing it for 20min in Rodinal 1+25 I came out with super thin images on extremely fogged base. Next I loaded a little more film from the bulk loader and shot it at ISO 200 bracketing +1 and -1. I developed that roll for half the time (so 10min) and this time used a 1+50 Rodinal. Results were better, but not all the way good. Still pretty good amount of fog present and the only frames that turned out printable were the ones exposed at +1, so ISO 100. Here's the negative I printed and the resulting 5x7 print plus a crop from blowup of about 8x10.
A few more technical details - the above images were all taken on a dingy old Contax 137MA camera, but that was outfitted with my favorite lens - 85 f1.4 Zeiss Planar. Prints were made on a Saunders 4550XLG enlarger using a Rodenstock Rodagon 50 2.8. I printed them on Ilford RC Pearl (using different filter numbers for each shot and I don't remember which ones they were of course) and then used a Canon 5DII with 24-105 lens on a Polaroid MP-4 copy stand to digitize those. In Photoshop all I did was add the usual necessary Unsharp Mask filter (set to 100%, 1 pixel, 0 tolerance).
Hope you enjoyed this little tidbit of photographic history in action.