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    In praise of Divided Pyrocat




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    I had a roll of TMX sitting in my 1950's Agfa Record 6x9 folding camera. The film was still in the camera from 5 years ago, with a few shots left. I decided to shoot some high SBR images and develop the film in Divided Pyrocat.

    Wow, that stuff really works. I didn't take any specific readings: just placed an incident meter in the middle of the room near the chair and just did what the meter said, which was actually an 8-second exposure. I thought that would burn right through the film, but it worked just fine.

    Here's what's really on the negative: a bit more detail in the shadows. No adjustment curve has been applied, just a straight line to clip the film edge and 100% white on sunlit paint. The non-adjusted version is less "snappy", but perhaps more analog in its feel.

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    Re: In praise of Divided Pyrocat

    sweet!
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    Divided Pyrocat is the best way of dealing with high SBR scenes that I've tried.
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    Re: In praise of Divided Pyrocat

    Gnarly!

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    Re: In praise of Divided Pyrocat

    Wow!

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    Re: In praise of Divided Pyrocat

    "Sweet, gnarly, Wow!" What more can I add? Well done, Ken. I'm definitely going to test divided Pyrocat.

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    Re: In praise of Divided Pyrocat

    Aaargghhh!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I tried Divided Pyrocat many time and had a very low consistency with usually uneven development. I want so much to get that kind of range.
    Ken I am totaly envious

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    Re: In praise of Divided Pyrocat

    Exquisite!

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    Re: In praise of Divided Pyrocat

    Please point me to the thread with detailed directions. I know it is around here someplace. Imagine. Diafine that actually works right.

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    Re: In praise of Divided Pyrocat

    Mixing instructions can be found here - see section G.

    For links to several earlier discussions, see "Divided Pyrocat" on this page.

    Adding a few drops of PhotoFlo to solution A goes a long way in preventing uneven development.

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