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  1. Re: the thread for Kodak XTOL quality control issues

    Oof Mid-Feb is cutting it close for me. I'm down to about 300ml of stock for my replenishment. But yep probably wise. I e-mailed Kodak (using the email from OPs post). Of note they appear to be...
  2. Re: Added H&D curves to my Film Log webapp, though I'd share

    Gotcha, that's some really interesting info thanks! That gives me quite a bit to think about there. To this point I've been largely using the Kodak method (using their H740 workbook). Credit has to...
  3. Re: Added H&D curves to my Film Log webapp, though I'd share

    Oh very nice! Curious what is w? That one is new to me.

    My ISOs have been a little off I think, which probably makes sense since my LUX meter only works in whole steps and I'm also using an...
  4. Re: the thread for Kodak XTOL quality control issues

    Geez glad I stumbled onto this. I knew about the notice but for some reason thought my batch was unaffected. I looked and sure enough it is. Second time I've been hit by a bad batch :/ Sure hope they...
  5. Added H&D curves to my Film Log webapp, though I'd share

    I kinda expect folks here that know how to make H&D curves already probably have their process setup the way they want, but nonetheless, I thought I'd share what I've come up with:
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  6. Re: Advice for installing louvers and a fan for a darkroom shed?

    I thought about that yep! TuffShed recommends not sealing the floor though due to moisture build-up, I assume, on the bottom side. It'd probably take a while for that to cause problems though. I have...
  7. Re: Advice for installing louvers and a fan for a darkroom shed?

    It does thanks!! Yeah for a design like this I was thinking about just cutting a hole and putting a dryer vent on the outside (with a screen perhaps) and then optionally putting some sort of filter...
  8. Re: Advice for installing louvers and a fan for a darkroom shed?

    Hmm respirator is a good idea. So far BW hasn't been bad. I haven't tried RA4 yet but I tend to do that in a print drum though I usually keep the chemicals I'm about to use in open beakers in a water...
  9. Re: Advice for installing louvers and a fan for a darkroom shed?

    Yep this is what was taught from building PCs - you want slight positive pressure (wherein there are more fans pushing air in than pulling out) to prevent air from getting in from other parts of the...
  10. Re: Advice for installing louvers and a fan for a darkroom shed?

    Huh whoa today I learned industrial dust blower/filters exist! Something like this? I wonder if I can use that inside as well to keep dust to a minimum when, say, I'm drying prints or film? For film...
  11. Thread: C-41 Question

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    Re: C-41 Question

    I've since moved to Flexicolor chemicals but have used the Unicolor. They use hexanine as a stabilizer but it actually doesn't have any rinsing properties - it's mostly a biocide and a dye-stabilizer...
  12. Advice for installing louvers and a fan for a darkroom shed?

    2020 has been a dumpster fire, but among the not so terrible bits is that I managed to get a 10x10 shed in the backyard to be used as my new darkroom! It's quite an upgrade from the bathroom!

    Lots...
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    Re: AC, Venting, ideas for a Darkroom Shed?

    Whoa thanks for the wicked quick reply! Yes I was thinking of either the door as well. I was planning on using a blackout curtain so also though of putting it off to the side under my workbench....
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    Re: AC, Venting, ideas for a Darkroom Shed?

    (First that ice fishing shack thing would be epic for wet plate!)

    So hmm, I ordered a Doran louver from BH...
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    Re: AC, Venting, ideas for a Darkroom Shed?

    Oddly I don't find Ilford Stop Bath off-putting. Fixer yes, though I wouldn't say "off-putting" more like "noticeable". Granted, TF-5 is quite smelly (I only use it for film at the moment as a...
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    Re: AC, Venting, ideas for a Darkroom Shed?

    Ah I'm glad you mentioned this as I was wondering how folks balance this sort of problem. It can get up to like 104F/40C here in the summers so AC is all but a must. A ventilation system would...
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    Re: AC, Venting, ideas for a Darkroom Shed?

    Resurrecting this thread a bit - I started looking at options again and even bumped things up to a 12x12 shed in my plans for a while, which would certainly be better, but more expensive so I'm...
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    Re: Jason Lane Dry Plate

    I've been wanting to try these out (and eventually wet plate). In part so I can also 3D print some glass plate carriers for various enlargers, but also so I can try this out for myself.

    Curious...
  19. Re: CatLABS X film, from Freestyle - any user information?

    I'm not Greg haha and this is a bit off topic to the original post, but I can chime in. I tried it and found the kit very good for what it is. It's a 3-bath kit (compared to a 6-bath) so the typical...
  20. Re: Tried out Cinestill's new CS6 kit, or how I learned I'm exposing slide wrong (may

    Cool sounds like I'm on the right track then! Failing to place the highlights in the right spot is likely really what's caused me the most anguish I think. I might have time this weekend to try it...
  21. Tried out Cinestill's new CS6 kit, or how I learned I'm exposing slide wrong (maybe?

    When Cinestill announced their CS6 kit, I was pretty interested. I know there's already home E-6 kits but the Dynamic developer I found very interesting, along with the fact you can buy the chemicals...
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    Re: Color Processing

    How much developer do you tend to use? I noticed Z131 mentions using quite a bit of chemistry (e.g. 1L if dev'ing 2 rolls of 120). I was likely going to follow that since, at least for 4x5 sheets,...
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    Re: Adox paper unavailable?

    Oooh I thought it was just because they had to share the coating machine with their film. Didn't realize it was a supplier issue. I'm very excited about PWT so, while MCC-110 is my favorite paper so...
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    Re: Resolution Comparison Between Films?

    This depends on how large a print or scan you plan on making. I just printed an 11x14 shot on Porta 160 in 35mm and it looks great! Can I see the grain? Yes! Does it matter? Well, yes! I think it...
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    Re: Color Processing

    Curious as I've read some folks using the developer with replenishment though Z131 says not to do this for rotary processors. I assume it's because the rotary process aerates the developer too much....
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    Re: Color Processing

    Thank you so much Roger! That's very VERY helpful and yep I'll check out Karl's website!
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    Re: Color Processing

    Can I ask about the Kodak chemicals. I too am looking at a sort of "build my own kit" from Unique Photo using Kodak Flexicolor. I'm using a JOBO tank but with my own custom rotary - so no fancy...
  28. Re: Thinking about getting a Crown Graphic as a secondary 4x5 for hand-held shots

    Oh yeah I definitely consider it quite capable! Takes up less room and would simplify my decision making too! I have been enjoying semi-ridiculous sorts of movements on my field camera. However, the...
  29. Re: Thinking about getting a Crown Graphic as a secondary 4x5 for hand-held shots

    Sure seems like a lot of fun! I like that it packs down a bit better too. Of course, IF I can use my field camera for something then I will. So not sure how much I might use it in practice, perhaps...
  30. Re: Thinking about getting a Crown Graphic as a secondary 4x5 for hand-held shots

    Thanks folks! That gives me a lot of good information! I'll admit I'm partly romantically drawn into the Graphics. There's definitely some GAS going on here hehe but sure seems like it would be a...
  31. Re: Thinking about getting a Crown Graphic as a secondary 4x5 for hand-held shots

    Hmm that's a good point. I was thinking I would use this with normalish focal-lengths. Probably the 135mm that would come with the one I'm looking at which is already coupled for the RF and...
  32. Thinking about getting a Crown Graphic as a secondary 4x5 for hand-held shots

    I recognize I'm going a bit backward as it were. I have a Chamonix 45F2, which I absolutely adore, along with a Camerdactly OG. The 45F2 gets used the most unsurprisingly, but the OG is fun to take...
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

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    Here's one of a short series I took trying to embody by days looking for another job (having lost mine due to the current state of things). I've been taking a few around the house photos -...
  34. Re: Speculation on why the Omega D negative carriers are white on top?

    Ooooh I didn't think about the color head but that's a good point! I did indeed read the originals were aluminum but couldn't quite figure out the reason for the switch, and the color head is indeed...
  35. Speculation on why the Omega D negative carriers are white on top?

    I'm trying to work out why the Omega D carriers (e.g. D2, D5, etc.) are usually white on top, black on bottom. Most other enlargers seem to use black for both the top and bottom halves and I was...
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    Re: Shooting Rollei IR WIth IR Unsafe Bellows

    Thanks John! Yeah it's subtle but it's there (the treetops most notably). I was able to wring out more in 120 (using the same R72) but different season. I was indeed also thinking about trying the...
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    Re: Shooting Rollei IR WIth IR Unsafe Bellows

    As an update, I managed to get 3 out of 4 sheets from last weekend! Here's one:

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    I bracketed the shots at ISO 6 and 12, though I should have gone 3 and 6 or even lower perhaps. The...
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    Re: Intrepid cameras

    The spreadsheet is dated at this point since I haven't updated it since making my purchase but it's a valid question! That link should be the public link so you're welcome to update it (or copy it as...
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    Re: Shooting Rollei IR WIth IR Unsafe Bellows

    Similar to me though I haven't used many sheets. I'm going to give it one more try I think. If it doesn't pan out I'll just use it in 120.
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    Re: Intrepid cameras

    I will probably get an Intrepid 8x10 at some point to start. I'd like a Chamonix 8x10 but that's just too far out of my price range for now.

    I started on an Intrepid 4x5 MK2, which I still have....
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