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    Re: They say to start with 4x5, but...

    I might have missed this, but to me the type of representative subject matter could be a factor. If you are typically shooting stuff usually from far enough away that you won't run into depth of...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Excellent.
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    Negative Supply LM1 incident meter

    Latest from Negative Supply. A small incident meter.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/negativesupply/negative-supply-light-meter-lm1
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    Re: kodak Tmax RS developer formula

    There were a few reasons for the release of TMax developer, but optimization of image structure was not one of them.
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    Re: kodak Tmax RS developer formula

    Lol Iím not stereotyping anything.

    Anyhow, since the thread is about the loss of TMax RS, it should be noted that while attaching the name TMax to these two developers was clever marketing,...
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    Re: kodak Tmax RS developer formula

    Opposite, Drew. Perceptol is essentially Microdol, which was essentially D-23 with (probably) a little less metol and the addition of sodium chloride for additional solvent effect. Microdol-type...
  7. Re: LargeSense LS45 now available for purchase

    I’m trying to understand the technical benefit. Is it that with such large pixels you get a very high native sensitivity/very low noise?

    I’m also confused by how the colour version will work. How...
  8. Re: Best developer one-shot for T-grain films in Jobo processor at 75 degree

    As long as you don't end up with development times that are extremely short due to the higher temperature, DDX (or virtually any other general purpose developer) will work fine at 75F.

    There...
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    Re: Leaving Kodak for Ilford

    That ingredient is a calcium sequestering agent. In this case it is sodium hexametaphosphate aka "calgon".

    The last ingredient (boric anhydride) is a sequestering agent which allows for...
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    Re: Leaving Kodak for Ilford paper developer

    In addition to Moersch SE-6 (which is a wonderful developer and the only commercially available formula which can actually make current papers shift substantially to cold/blue-black), a few...
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    Re: Leaving Kodak for Ilford

    Dektol is D-72. To make 1l stock solution:

    800ml water at 40-50C. (distilled water may be preferable depending on your water quality). Add each of the following ingredients in this order. Each...
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    Re: Leaving Kodak for Ilford

    Ilford Multigrade will produce virtually identical results on most papers, as will Bromophen.
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    Re: DIY 8x10 (or larger) Enlarger Chassis

    Very cool, Ethan.
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    Re: Digital Negative Printer Recommendation

    +10 right on.

    I would add that even for printing silver negatives there are digital elements which might allow for additional creative control. I am intrigued by the potential for certain types of...
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    Re: Digital Negative Printer Recommendation

    I don't mind mentioning people. Ken Lee's digital scanning/processing/printing looks excellent to me. He's one of the people who's work has sparked my interest in digital/hybrid techniques as a...
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    Re: Digital Negative Printer Recommendation

    I’ve heard some other similar horror stories.

    From a tone reproduction perspective regarding digital negatives specifically (ie not prints), Piezography might be overkill and not worth the...
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    Re: Digital Negative Printer Recommendation

    Thanks for the insight, Bob.

    Having been 100% darkroom forever, since I’m new to the “hybrid” workflow and haven’t bought any of the equipment yet I’ve just been trying to learn as much as I can...
  18. Re: Proper storage for Pyrocat HD components?

    It is difficult to say for sure because this will depend on the quality of the individual compounds and most importantly how they were handled/stored before they got to you. How much air and/or...
  19. Thread: 4x5 Lupex

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    Re: 4x5 Lupex

    I found it to be a beautiful contact paper. It’s a chloride paper so it will tend naturally to be warm in colour, however with this type of paper the colour will generally be a lot more responsive to...
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    Re: Digital Negative Printer Recommendation

    Having not bought a printer yet, I worry about how much longer QTR will be supported or work with new Epson models.
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    Re: New Computer Time...

    Congrats!
  22. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Very nice!
  23. Re: Scientific reason why some developers causes decrease film speed

    Nice try. The root of the misunderstanding is bad information repeated over and over and over.
  24. Re: Scientific reason why some developers causes decrease film speed

    Ansel Adams was a great photographer, but if you want to talk seriously about things such as emulsion speed, sensitometry or photochemistry, you don’t go to Adams, Hutchings, etc. In any case, Adams...
  25. Re: Scientific reason why some developers causes decrease film speed

    I’m familiar with them.

    My statement stands.
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    Fatih,

    Unfortunately there is no single answer. The type of film emulsion is a very important variable, of course. When it comes to how a developer behaves with a specific film, there are a...
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    I like this one. Well done.
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    Re: New Computer Time...

    Sorry about that. I didn't mean anything derogatory at all. I only meant that I really know little more than zero about home computer tech/hardware. I just used "computer guy" to mean someone who has...
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    Re: dev.a automatic film processor

    For that kind of money I think you’re a lot better off with a Jobo. Obviously the Jobo isn’t automatic and isn’t a nifty piece of tech you’d show off in your living room, but the big thing (when I...
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    Re: New Computer Time...

    Since I don’t need portability I like the idea of the Mac Mini so that I can use a different monitor, big (ie non laptop keyboard) etc. Tough decisions though. I’m not a “computer guy” so I feel like...
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    dev.a automatic film processor

    This looks like the latest entrant into the slick design processor space. Kind of like the most recent rotary version of the Filmomat. Does up to 8x10 apparently. I donít get it, but kudos to people...
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    Re: New Computer Time...

    Aside from typical PC crap for work (spreadsheets etc.), nope. I have used the iPad a lot recently teaching myself some cad/design software but I would prefer to do that on a Mac. At the same time, I...
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    Re: New Computer Time...

    I’m in the market as well. I need the whole deal though as I have never actually owned a computer, so I need a the computer, monitor, printer, scanner. I’m basically settled on Mac. I keep waffling...
  34. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Beautiful.
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    Re: post your trees!

    How might one explore an image non-visually?
  36. Thread: 4x5 Lupex

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    4x5 Lupex

    Saw this announcement on Photrio. It seems to be a market test.

    https://www.fotoimpex.com/photopaper/adox-lupex-silver-chloride-contact-paper-natural-gloss-102x127-cm-4x5-inch-100-sheets.html
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    Re: Kodak D23 Question

    D-23 was originally formulated to work very similarly to D-76.

    It can be mixed in whatever quantity, as long as the proportions are kept the same.

    As for dilution, the usual generalities of a...
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    Re: Importance of back movements

    Strictly speaking, this is not technically correct. It is a convention.
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    Re: 2 sheets of film in the same holder?

    If you search around the used market, at one time there were registration film holders. Might be hard to find though. Condit made one. This is sort of a different topic though.

    What I would say...
  40. Re: Tray developing - strange marks/scratches on film base

    I suggest you waste two sheets of film running through your process with the lights on. Inspect the base side of each sheet first. Then go through the full process and inspect again. This might help...
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