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    Re: Tiny Format X-Ray images

    This picture is from the negatives described above where I put a 1"x10" piece of ektascan b/ra in an Olympus OM-1 and developed in Rodinal 1:100 10 minutes at 68F. 1 sec, f16, 50mm lens, mirror locked up, self timer. Enlarged to 5x7with focamat Ic with leitz 50mm elmar onto what I think is ilford MG VC RC glossy (the paper came as a gift wrapped in Aluminum foil from an old darkroom via a widow friend of my mom's) no contrast filter. "Scan" by iPhone 6. Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: Tiny Format X-Ray images

    Quote Originally Posted by Fr. Mark View Post
    This picture is from the negatives described above where I put a 1"x10" piece of ektascan b/ra in an Olympus OM-1 and developed in Rodinal 1:100 10 minutes at 68F. 1 sec, f16, 50mm lens, mirror locked up, self timer. Enlarged to 5x7with focamat Ic with leitz 50mm elmar onto what I think is ilford MG VC RC glossy (the paper came as a gift wrapped in Aluminum foil from an old darkroom via a widow friend of my mom's) no contrast filter. "Scan" by iPhone 6. Click image for larger version. 

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    That's looking pretty darn good.

    Notice that 14x17 Ektascan is now easily available.

    We may have created a whole new market for Kodak.

    Maybe they want to sell what they can, maybe somebody woke up over there at Rochester.

    All good as the kids say!

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    Re: Tiny Format X-Ray images

    Where can you get 14x17 Ektascan? Zz medical?

    Lalalalala can't hear you...don't have trays, don't have space, don't have camera (and said I'd stop building them once I finished the 8x10), don't have film holders(but even if I can't make them and I did buy a bunch of aluminum cookie trays specifically to make 14x17 dark slides...a changing tent and boxes or a nearby darkroom and the right camera design could get around that), don't have a lens with coverage (but meniscus lenses stopped down might be good enough), I did make the UV exposure unit big enough for 14x17...lalala can't hear you...

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    Thanks for the compliment. I'm happier with that picture than many I've taken lately. And it was just a crazy experiment. I guess it shows you have to keep trying and 100% of the shots you don't take don't score.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fr. Mark View Post
    Thanks for the compliment. I'm happier with that picture than many I've taken lately. And it was just a crazy experiment. I guess it shows you have to keep trying and 100% of the shots you don't take don't score.
    When I shot 35mm, I expected maybe 1 keeper from every 3 rolls, so 1/100.

    I still think that way, with digital, film, LF or ULF.

    Actually my goal post is way higher.

    I want one good one before I go out of time.

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    Re: Tiny Format X-Ray images

    http://www.zzmedical.com/14x17-in-ca...ideo-film.html

    Answered my own question about 14x17 Ektascan. Only in cases. Quite costly.

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    Re: Tiny Format X-Ray images

    Quote Originally Posted by Fr. Mark View Post
    http://www.zzmedical.com/14x17-in-ca...ideo-film.html

    Answered my own question about 14x17 Ektascan. Only in cases. Quite costly.
    Not really if you calculate cost per sq in or look a little deeper at ZZ, as they sell 8x10 100 sheets Ektascan for $80. http://www.zzmedical.com/analog-x-ra...ideo-film.html

    I buy both sizes.

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    Re: Tiny Format X-Ray images

    Randy, I was imprecise. The $927 for 500 sheets of 14x17 ortho film with antihalation layer is not costly by square inch of film, but it is a lot of money relative to my self imposed toys allowance. Once I get 4x5, 5x7 and 8x10 under control with this film and that will have to also include deciding what developer to use (Rodinal, d-76, d-23 are candidates) then maybe I can consider a 14x17 pinhole camera on the way to a "real" 14x17 and arranging a buying club situation for the 14x17. Ie I sell three or four 100 packs and retain the remainder so I don't blow all my photo money in one go. 'Cause I'd need printing paper (water color for cyanotypes) etc etc and it's nice to have a little reserve for unexpected opportunities.
    I am impressed with what can be done with Ektascan when everything turns out A+. Kind of exciting to imagine what that would be like 14x17.

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