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    Re: Film/Developer recommendations for BTZS

    If you are thinking of Ilford, you should check out Delta 100. It's a film that Phil Davis really like the film curves.

    For reciprocity Phil Davis did an article for the D-Max Newsletter (Volume...
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    Re: Film/Developer recommendations for BTZS

    When Phil Davis did an article for the D-Max Newsletter testing 9 film & 5 developers, the 2 film developers he liked the best were D-76 (Ilford ID-11) and Ilford DDX (liquid). They give the...
  3. Re: New Films for the Ilford Ultra Large Format Film Program

    Hi Sal

    I'm glad they added Delta 100 also. Please note the Delta 100 in 5x7 is the only one with a box of 100 sheets, all the rest are 25 sheet boxes.

    Fred Newman
  4. New Films for the Ilford Ultra Large Format Film Program

    Just got my list of the film available and Ilford has added Delta 100 in 6 different sizes:

    4x10, 5x7, 6.5 x 8.5, 7x17, 16x20 + 1 in cm sizes - 13x18cm.

    Also the two Cirkut films HP5+ 8in x...
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    Re: 2012 Ilford ULF run news

    Hi Oren

    I just got the announcement from Ilford but am waiting for the 2012 list from Wynit (Ilford distributor) before posting it. Officially it starts on Monday, April 30, 2012.

    Please let...
  6. Re: 10" Circuit Film added to the Ilford ULF Run

    Thanks for the spelling correction. I was just glad to get it added to the Ilford ULF special order as I had a few requests for the 10" Cirkut film.

    Fred Newman
  7. 10" Circuit Film added to the Ilford ULF Run

    I had spoken to a few photographers requesting 10" circuit film & spoke to my Ilford rep & they are adding 10" circuit film to the 2012 Ilford ULF run, hopefully sometime soon. If you know any...
  8. Re: BTZS, matching film development to paper ES

    Hi Jerold

    It was great talking to you. Any help you need just call me.

    Fred Newman
  9. Re: BTZS, matching film development to paper ES

    Hi jeroldharter

    You can email your plotter file for the Kentmere VC paper & I can over over it with you on the phone if that will make it easier. Also details of enlarger light source, VC filters...
  10. Re: BTZS, matching film development to paper ES

    Hi jeroldharter - Since your cold light paper test gave you an ES of 1.2 (grade 1) then put that number into your film test file in the Plotter Program and use that. If your test does not produce...
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    Re: Best developer for 400 TMAX

    I think the best developer for 400 T-Max is Ilford's DDX. Really great film curves and the best film speed with the DDX. You can see some of the curves in the video on pre-soak vs no presoak on...
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    Re: BTZS tubes - nice equipment

    Hi Chassis

    If you have any questions on using the BTZS tubes or film testing, please check my videos on youtube.com. You can find all the videos by doing a search on the word "viewcamerastore". ...
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    Re: Selenium Toning for Maximum Black

    Hi Bill

    The blacks start to turn brown wqhen you overtone - you can especially see this with warm tone papers when they are overtoned. Toning t maximum black should be fine for archival and...
  14. Re: 2011 1st Annual Phil Davis Memorial Photo Retreat

    Hi Helcio

    Thank you for the kind words about Phil. I was very fortunate to get to know Phil and do workshops with him. His two great loves were teaching and sensitometry.

    Every workshop we...
  15. Re: 2011 1st Annual Phil Davis Memorial Photo Retreat

    Hi Steve - Wish you could join us. Fred
  16. 2011 1st Annual Phil Davis Memorial Photo Retreat

    To all Large Format Photographers doing BTZS:

    The 2011 First Annual Phil Davis BTZS Memorial Photo Retreat is open to all BTZS photographers.

    The location is Death Valley.

    This photo...
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    Selenium Toning for Maximum Black

    I just posted two instructional videos on youtube on doing a BTZS paper test to determine the toning time for maximum black when selenium toning:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uvwdsLjXwg
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    Re: Pre wet Delta 100 or not?

    Hi Mike

    Thanks - I just remember being surprised at the results of presoak and no presoak. I wasn't expecting such differences.

    Fred
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    Re: Pre wet Delta 100 or not?

    Hi Jehu

    I just posted a video with two film tests showing the difference between presoak vs no presoak on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WM2ldlD-L8.

    The results all depend on the film...
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    Re: Pre wet Delta 100 or not?

    Hi Jehu

    The only film processing method that I recommend not using a presoak is with the BTZS film tubes. With the BTZS tubes you start out by shaking the tubes for the first 10" and the...
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    Re: Basics of 4x5 B&W development

    Hi h2oman

    Sounds like you are doing fine. That's why I did the videos.

    Fred Newman
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    Re: 4x5 neg processing in homemade tubes

    h2omen - Once you get your routine standardized for processing you should do a film test. You might check out our film testing service. With the service I expose the film to a 21 step - step tablet...
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    Re: 4x5 neg processing in homemade tubes

    Hi Douglas Gould

    Whether using home-made BTZS tubes or you get the 4x5 BTZS tubes - your best bet is following the directions by Phil Davis. Also I have an instructional video on youtube.com. To...
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    Re: Basics of 4x5 B&W development

    Hi - Products labeled BTZS - are products that were designed by Phil Davis and are sold exclusively by the View Camera Store. For an instructional video on how to use the 4x5 BTZS tubes, please go...
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    Re: 47mm on 4x5 camera

    Hi - The KB Canham DLC-2 should work fine with the 47mm f/5.6 Schneider Super-Angulon XL. The minimum bellows for the DLC-2 is 53.34mm and the flange focal distance for the 47mm SA-XL is 59.1mm - so...
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    Re: BTZS Calculator updated

    To all those interested in BTZS:

    I've just reduced the price for the Plotter for PC and Expo/Dev software set, to $69.95 for the summer. If you mention you saw this on the Large Format...
  27. Re: Need something that's about 50% of Beyond the Zone System

    Hi Scully75

    You don't have to understand the BTZS book 4th edition to do BTZS. If you want a good introduction the BTZS Video (about 2 hours) is a good introduction and I always recommend...
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    Re: Ilford ULF and 8" Circuit Film

    The 8" circuit film is similar to 120 in thickness. The photographer that originally asked us about circuit film had suggested that.

    Fred Newman
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    Ilford ULF and 8" Circuit Film

    A few years ago I was contacted by a photographer looking for circuit camera film. In particular, he was looking for 8" circuit film. So I contacted my Ilford rep to see what I could do about a...
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    Re: BTZS Expo/Dev Software Survey

    I remembered visiting Phil Davis shortly after the Plotter for PC came out and Phil was running his MAC G-4 with an emulator program and he really liked the new plotter program. The programmer who...
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    Re: BTZS Expo/Dev Software Survey

    Hi Sandy

    Sorry you're tired of the plotter program for pc. Phil Davis ran the plotter program with an emulator program on his mac. He seemed happy to have a more modern version of the plotter...
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    Re: BTZS Expo/Dev Software Survey

    For those unfamiliar with the expo/dev software, please see how it works on a palm pilot on our instructional videos on youtube.com. To find the videos please do a search with the word...
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    Re: BTZS Expo/Dev Software Survey

    Hi Keith

    Thanks for fixing the link.

    Fred Newman
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    Re: BTZS Expo/Dev Software Survey

    I'll fix the link tomorrow.

    Fred Newman
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    BTZS Expo/Dev Software Survey

    Do you have a moment to take a short survey? If so, we'd like to hear from you.

    This short survey will help us understand how you use BTZS software and the BTZS system. Your answers will help us...
  36. Beyond the Zone System 4th edition - Now Out of Print - Now on the Kindle

    I was ordering more of Phil Davis's book Beyond the Zone System 4th edition and found out that the book has been out of stock at the supplier. When I checked at Amazon.com they only had the Kindle...
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    Re: Developing 5x7 in Tubes w/ Pyrocat-HD

    Hi Mike

    I have posted a video on youtube.com on using 5x7 film in the 8x10 BTZS Tubes. I had gotten a phone call from a photographer in Australia wanting to process 5x7 film in the 8x10 BTZS...
  38. Re: 8x10 Adox CHS 100, Fomapan 100 and HP5Plus

    Hi Johannes - The problem with substituting another film for HP5+ for testing is that each film and developer combination is unique.

    I've been involved in film testing for myself and with our...
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    Re: Ries Tripod advice

    Hi BS Kumar - If you are looking at Ries Tripods you want a tripod with the Tri-Lock feature and the H100 is what I recommend. If you want maximum stability the H100-2 is even more solid and stable...
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    Re: fb+fog 35mm, 120, 4x5

    Hi mbdiesel - I've done a lot of BTZS film testing for myself and other photographers and you are correct. Typical 35mm fb+fog is from 0.25 to 0.40. Sheet film is the lowest - usually about 0.03 to...
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