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    Re: Advice On Uneven Development On Film Edges

    Update:
    I changed the way I agitate in the SP-445, took the advice of Steve Sherman and others and I am pleased to say that the last 4 sheets developed in Pyrocat HD are 100% better.
    I haven't...
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    Re: Advice On Uneven Development On Film Edges

    I am going to do another test and this time change the initial agitation a bit. It that doesn't work then I might have to learn tray processing
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    Re: Advice On Uneven Development On Film Edges

    For what I call standard development with Pyro 1+1+100 I agitate for the first 30 seconds and then 5 inversion every minute.
    Steve, are you suggesting that this first 30 seconds is crucial and it...
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    Re: Advice On Uneven Development On Film Edges

    Someone else mentioned to try tray development and although my darkroom is tiny 6 x 4 feet I could do it at a squeeze but last time I tried it with HC110 I got into a right old mess.

    I put the...
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    Re: Advice On Uneven Development On Film Edges

    Interesting because looking back through some previous PytoCat 4x5 negatives on the odd one I do see this issue but not all and with with HC110 I don't see it at all. I am not experiencing the issue...
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    Re: Advice On Uneven Development On Film Edges

    With the SP-445 I usually just invert it slowly towards me and I use 360 degrees as 1 inversion.

    Interesting that both Allan9940 and RJ- both mention agitation. I could increase the amount of...
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    Re: Advice On Uneven Development On Film Edges

    Yes I did use 510 Pyro at 1:100 dilution. Do you have any theory as to why this happens with 510 ?
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    Re: Advice On Uneven Development On Film Edges

    Would this also apply to Pyrocat HD or is just 510 Pyro which causes this issue
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    Advice On Uneven Development On Film Edges

    I have noticed this before with some of 4x5 negatives and although I have just been cropping them out, I wanted to start and do some contact printing so I really could do with trying to get to bottom...
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    Re: Densitometer Reading Question

    Thanks for all the replies, I am am now armed with lot's of valuable information :)
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    Re: Densitometer Reading Question

    I did the test again, exposing a white card to Zone VIII and developing it for 7 1/2 minutes
    I placed the FB+Fog frame under the densitometer and zero it out.
    My Zone VIII patched Read 1.08

    I...
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    Re: Densitometer Reading Question

    Alan9940
    Thanks for that, I will zero out the densitometer that way. I will also do what you suggested with the max black. I did try it last night without backing up a step but I just felt to my...
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    Re: Densitometer Reading Question

    I can equate to the Z VIII printing to dark which is the reason I am going to do the tests again. You say Just Black which can be subjective of course, I was thinking of doing a series of patches and...
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    Re: Densitometer Reading Question

    Interesting you would put this because I have just been watching a Fred Picker video where he shows something very similar.

    He mentions exposing the clear film to reach max black on paper and use...
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    Densitometer Reading Question

    After exposing a white card to Zone VIII and developing it, the densitometer gives me a reading of 1.32.

    The clear part of the film reads 0.29

    According to what I read in "The Negative - Ansel...
  16. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I shall try this Jim. Are you thinking its over developed
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    All it says is Kodak Tmat GR Double sided ISO 50
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    This is what it looks like holding the negative up to the window

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    I haven't tried it as high as ISO 100

    I am using D76 Stock for 6 minutes
    I am under a Red Light but havent had it on during development because its fairly close to the tray
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    Any ideas as to why the developed film looks so dark as though it well over exposed. Ive tried it at various ISO speeds but i always looks the same
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    I was given some X-Ray film which just says 50 ASA double sided on the box but something is bothering me about it.

    When I expose it and develop it, there is an image there which scans perfect (not...
  22. Re: Proper storage for Pyrocat HD components?

    Ah.. Yes, Glycol might be the solution here, thanks
  23. Re: Proper storage for Pyrocat HD components?

    Thanks for the reply, I guess its a gamble as to whether its going to deteriorate faster in the bag or if I mix it in water and leave it as a solution in the cupboard
  24. Proper storage for Pyrocat HD components?

    I was recently sent some Pyrocat HD

    Now rather than sending it pre-mixed or in separate bags, all the A ingredient was in a bag and all the B ingredient in another bag.

    Question:

    Because...
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    Re: Kodak D23 Question

    Great news, thank you



    This was going to be my next question.

    Do you see much difference between say diluted at 1+1 or Stock or even 1+3 ?
    What makes you turn to D23 for subjects made in...
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    Kodak D23 Question

    To make up 1 Litre you use 7.5 of Metol and 100g of Sodium Sulfite which I understand can last around six months.

    Rather make a full Litre, can you just make say 500ml with 1/2 the amount of...
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    Re: Exposing A Stouffer T2115 Onto Film

    Does the Stouffer have to be in tight contact with the film
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    Re: Exposing A Stouffer T2115 Onto Film

    I will try that, never thought about loosing the 2 ends of the wedge, as you say not really useful
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    Exposing A Stouffer T2115 Onto Film

    I want to do some film tests so I was thinking of exposing my Stouffer step tablet onto a piece of 4x5 film.

    The only Stouffer I have is the T2115 model which is the thin 21 step version T2115
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    tuco, I am really liking the tonality of your images.The best way I can describe it is lovely soft smooth tones.

    I have also seen the same with Ken Lee and also Steven Ruttenberg typewriter and...
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    Re: Fomapan 100, 200 and 400

    Thanks, very helpful indeed. I was interested in D23 because I have never used it with Fomapan but looking at this I might now give it a try
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    Re: Fomapan 100, 200 and 400

    What dev time did you settle on for the Fomapan in D23 and was it rotary processing ?
    The details is superb in this
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    Re: Focusing With A Chamonix 045-N

    Thanks to both for your answers.

    The Chamonix does allow you to move the rear standard back and fourth which appears to give me better results as the image size doesn't appear to change as much so...
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    Focusing With A Chamonix 045-N

    When using my Chamonix 045-N to do some close up still life subjects, I find that turning the middle focus knob only seems to Magnify the image on the glass and not really focus. To get a more...
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    Re: Epson V800 Height Above Glass

    That probably count s for why the Wet Plane holder is set to 3mm
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    Re: Epson V800 Height Above Glass

    I can agree with that but having that transparent material between the film and glass should in theory keep the film flat which may be a better option than not been able to keep it flat
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    Epson V800 Height Above Glass

    Over the years I have seen so many questions floating about regarding how high the negative has to be above the scanner glass for max sharpness.

    I have been thinking about this for some time.
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  38. Re: macOS 11 upgrade discards printer/scanner drivers: replacements may be unavailabl

    I have a R3880 and using Big Sur and I am using the Catalina Drivers which seem to working ok
  39. Re: Epson Perfection V800 adjusting for as much as sharpness as possible

    Steve, where in Vuescan are you seeing the option for 2x2 bin please
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    Re: RH Designs Zone Master II With MG V Paper

    Thanks Steve
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