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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    Thanks! I've been thinking seriously about trying Obsidian Aqua. What I like about 510-pyro and Obsidian Aqua is that they eliminate the rapid oxidization that plagues PMK. You can actually tray...
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    No. Not really. Oh, well. I'll take the fixed densitometer and call it a success, though.

    --Gary
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    Actually, I mentioned those other developers because I've had good results with them. I had very good results this morning with Ilfotec-HC. What I'm asking for is not accusations of bad practices...
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    A further consideration for getting my processes straightened out is whether or not I should do a presoak. I will likely to be moving to a dip & dunk system for everything. I just need some more...
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    I did some densitometer investigation, and discovered why I couldn't make heads or tails out of it. There was black crud throughout the inside, including on the lenses and mirrors. I took it apart,...
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    So, you adjust the dial until the small dot in the center matches the larger dot surrounding it, and that's your density?
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    Thanks! I'll give it a try.

    --Gary
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    I never got the email. Could you please try again? A Private Message here on LFinfo would work.

    Thanks!

    --Gary
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    Re: Very weird 8x10 Hp5 processing problem..

    Blue Moon runs an excellent lab. One wonders if environmental factors are at work were in Portland. Something in the water, maybe.
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    That's a relief. Now, I can start a new web site.

    Thanks!

    --Gary
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    Yes, please.

    --Gary
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    I worried that this was the problem. The last few negatives I processed never left the soup. I moved them around rapidly in the Liquid. I don't think I had any issues with those negs. I haven't...
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    I've used 510 Pyro, and I've never had the mottling problems with it. I may try Obsidian Aqua. Who knows? I haven't had the time to do the testing required to use either. I've always relied on...
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    Yes. I process either single sheets with constant agitation for the first minute, and every 15 seconds after, or i process multiple sheets with continuous agitation.
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    Thanks to everyone for the replies. I suppose it's time to break down and buy the densitometer manual (unless someone wants to scan theirs and email it to me), and do the film testing. While some...
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    I've been to this page, but I have so far refused to pay that much for a photocopy, but as a last resort, I'll do it.

    Thanks!

    --Gary
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    I don't know how to use it. I've looked online for tutorials, but none deal with the model I have. it's a Kodak Model 1.
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    Not yet. I have some from Photographers' Formulary that I haven't opened.

    --Gary
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    The next question, I guess, is: does anyone know how to use a Kodak Model 1 densitometer? I have a very old one. It looks like it is from the 1930's or 1940's.
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    Distilled water for mix, Portland water for wash.

    --Gary
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    I bought a Kodak Model 1 densitometer a couple years age, but I have't found a manual for how to use it. Also, film testing is something I aspire to have the time for, or, rather, to make time for. ...
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    I tend to contact print my 8x10 negatives, and enlarge the 4x5 and other formats. I don't develop for scanning.

    --Gary
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    Uneven, blotchy areas. I get this with no other developer. I have "The Book of Pyro," and I've read it cover to cover.

    --Gary
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    Finally done with PMK. What next?

    I've been threatening to do this for a few years, but I've finally decided to stop using PMK Pyro. I've had too many negatives ruined. I want to switch to another developer as my mainstay. I've...
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    Re: Sticky residue left by Adox Adostab

    Thanks!

    I'll just go back to selenuim toning. I really don't want to touch my film with anything after I pull it out of the final solution.

    --Gary
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    Re: In search of developer

    From Photographers Formulary:
    http://stores.photoformulary.com/-strse-80/Developer-BW-dsh-44-Liquid-Film/Detail.bok

    I also like Clayton F76+ It's similar to Ilford ID-11. ...
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    Re: Pyro and Photo Flo

    The only thing I've ever seen damage pyro stain in plain old water. I left some negatives soaking in a tray while I developed another batch (because the previous batch was not done washing), and...
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    Re: Developing old film with HC110

    Please post the results. I'd love to see what you come up with.

    --Gary
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    Re: Pre soaking film in Archival Washer

    I tried to wash 8x10 film in my archival washer and damaged it badly trying to get it back out. I wouldn't suggest it.

    --Gary
  30. Re: The film holder nightmare we all dread and what to do

    I number all of my film holders and keep an exposure record. If I have any question about whether something was shot, I refer to my record. If you haven't tracked it, there is no way to know if the...
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    Re: Developing old film with HC110

    If you haven't shot all of it, do a test exposure. Expose a sheet to a 18% gray card at Zone 5. Cut the sheet into at least 5 strips, and develop each for a different amount of time. I recently...
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    I use TF-4 for negatives and Clayton AFC Fixer for paper.

    --Gary
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    Re: Any store offering WP film?

    I bought some from Glazer's a few years back, and they told me that my two boxes were boing to be the last due to lack of demand.

    Blue Moon Camera in Portland was mentioned earlier in the post. ...
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    Re: What's your photo paper History?

    Kodak Poly-Max Fine Art
    Agfa MCC (now Adox MCC 110)
    Forte Polywarmtone
    Oriental Saegull
    Fomabrom
    Kentmere VC Select
    Bergger VC
    Ilford (all of them)
    Fomatone
    Kentona
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    Re: B&W films in fridge - how long?

    I have Konica IR film in my freezer that expired in 1991. It's been frozen the entire time, except for when it was shipped to me in 2009. I've shot 2 rolls. They're fog free. I freeze everything...
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    Re: what happened to this this film?

    The promised pictures:

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8498/8286189986_250d299568_z.jpg

    A section enlarged to show the white spots:
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    Re: Still-Life Images, 2012

    This is for a magazine article I'm working on about making martinis:

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7044/6893884881_3125d7024b_z.jpg

    I didn't have time to transform my diningroom into the...
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    Re: what happened to this this film?

    I had a similar problem with Efke Ort 25 4x5 a couple years ago. The spots were concentrated in the center, and gradually got sparcer toward the edges. The film was fresh, and stored in the freezer...
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    Re: New Show at Anna Bananna's in PDX

    I received good reviews, but didn't sell any work. I'm hoping that I can build some momentum in the "sold" catagory soon.

    Thanks!

    --Gary
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    Re: New Show at Anna Bananna's in PDX

    Thanks! I'm glad to have some feedback. Do you have pictures on Flickr?

    --Gary
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