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  1. Re: Chamonix 5x12" camera, with options is a reality

    I want one so bad... Hmmmm... Better dust of the ski mask.
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    Re: Chaminox 5x12" camera

    Adox cut CHS100II to any size you want.
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    Re: HP5+ and Pyrocat HD in a Jobo CPP3

    Thanks, Greg. That’s interesting. I love the Jobo I use at work but really do need my own unit, and the Stark is interesting for its footprint although I’d prefer the CPP3 for convenience.

    Has the...
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    Re: HP5+ and Pyrocat HD in a Jobo CPP3

    Thanks, Greg.

    Are using your SRARK with PMK and / or Pyrocat? My experience with PMK for example with tray processing is even with long presoak, it's very easy to get streaking if film is not...
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    Re: HP5+ and Pyrocat HD in a Jobo CPP3

    2:2:100 at 70F for 10mins, 5x 8x10" sheets in 3005 drum with 38rpm gave me good results. YMMV, and people practicing densitometry may arrive at different times per their metering methods and printing...
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    Re: HP5+ and Pyrocat HD in a Jobo CPP3

    Greg: With the Stark processor and the 3005 drum, how do you fill the drum while it's rotating? Is it possible to do that like it is with the Jobo processor and lift unit?

    Sorry to derail the...
  7. Ilex Acme #4 shutter needing long throw cable release?

    Hi all,

    I've owned a 12" Goerz Dagor lens mounted in an Ilex Acme #4 shutter for quite some time. In the past I've rarely needed this focal length but recently I've been working on a project that...
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    Re: Giving up the view camera---am I nuts?

    Thanks for clueing me on to Dirado's work, I love his series about his father and the beach portraits.
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    Re: Giving up the view camera---am I nuts?

    Alec Soth may describe himself as primarily a 'book artist' in terms of how his larger bodies of work are conceptualised and more often seen / distributed, but a huge part of his practice is in...
  10. Re: Checking dev time for Tmax 400 / TMY2 in PMK

    Thanks again, Drew. I use the PMK in the Jobo with Berger’s Roto Additive - which is likely just EDTA - and have never had issues. I also split development into two parts, so two 1L baths mixed...
  11. Re: Checking dev time for Tmax 400 / TMY2 in PMK

    Thanks guys, much appreciated. I seem to remember using 14 mins at 21 degrees C. Seems to be about right considering the constant agitation – when tray processing I pretty much used constant...
  12. Checking dev time for Tmax 400 / TMY2 in PMK

    Hi all,

    Just checking what times and temps others have standardised on for T-Max 400 / TMY2 souped in PMK.

    I ask because I’ve stupidly misplaced my darkroom notebook and can’t for the life of...
  13. Thread: Platinum Prints

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    Re: Platinum Prints

    Iíve seen huge prints made at this place before, they were like nothing Iíve ever seen before. Incredible.
  14. Re: Identifying film coating faults vs. handling / process problems.

    Apologies, I forgot to say I inspected an unexposed sheet in the light. I could see subtle marks on it.

    I guess I was just really hoping it was a handling fault because the film is really nice,...
  15. Re: Identifying film coating faults vs. handling / process problems.

    After analysis of the scans and negatives under the loop I can say that it’s simply badly scratched emulation, but not due in any way to processing or my handling - I’m simply far too careful and in...
  16. Re: Identifying film coating faults vs. handling / process problems.

    Thanks Pere, I'll check it out!

    I'll post some crops when back at the studio, hopefully tomorrow.
  17. Re: Identifying film coating faults vs. handling / process problems.

    PS: I’m using PMK in the Jobo with the Bergger Roto Additive. Water stop and rinse. Ilford Hypam fix. Water is filtered to extremely fine grade. Rinse is in filtered water.

    My guess for banding is...
  18. Re: Identifying film coating faults vs. handling / process problems.

    I purposely didnít name the manufacturer because I want to know what Iím seeing first on my negatives before pointing the finger. I will say that itís not from one of the big two though. As I said...
  19. Identifying film coating faults vs. handling / process problems.

    Hi all,

    I'm wondering if there is any online resource here or elsewhere with pictures on how to determine if a fault seen in a processed sheet of film is a coating vs. a processing fault.

    I ask...
  20. Re: I take back every bad word I have said about Kodak...

    Interesting, thanks for the links.

    Any evidence that the Estar base is archivally any better / worse / same as the competition? Anecdotally I've had photographers tell me it's archivally superior...
  21. Re: I take back every bad word I have said about Kodak...

    Weird question: Do Kodak make their own base material for sheet film? It’s the most rigid I’ve felt, and really much better than rest it seems.
  22. Re: I take back every bad word I have said about Kodak...

    I’m wondering, what is T-Max 100 like vs. 400? Is it the same curve but finer grain? I’m thinking mainly for when I need to shoot 120 film (eg. I’m out of money for LF,) and the finest and sharpest...
  23. I take back every bad word I have said about Kodak...

    So... I decided to put my personal bias aside regarding the cost of Kodak T-Max 8x10” sheet film and buy a box. At over twice the cost per sheet compared to Ilford, I shed a tear at checkout and a...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    What ingredients or ingredient would make Pyrocat HD more prone to sudden failure than, say, PMK? I’ve read so many of these threads recently, mostly regarding PF made Pyrocat, but nothing of any...
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    Re: Problem with Pyrocat HD from PF

    Anyone experiencing problems with PF PMK?

    Last two HD orders from PF were fine for me, so touch wood...
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    Re: 8x10 Film Choice Paralysis

    The Adox data sheet is confusing, but clearly states that the problem with pyro developers and CHS100II is only with roll film. This is due to an extra anti-halation layer between emulsion and base,...
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    Re: Shutter repairer in UK?

    Linhof Studio are great.
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    Re: Bergger releasing new film soon

    193588

    Cool!
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    Re: Bergger releasing new film soon

    Extremely odd to not have notch codes in some sheets...

    I've been having great success of late with Pancro in 8x10" with Pyrocat mixed 2:2:100. I've just received another box and will try this...
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    Re: Bergger releasing new film soon

    I order all my Pancro stock from Linhof Studio in the UK, who can easily get supply quickly from France when they need it – at least pre-Brexit... I live in New Zealand, so I have to order in pretty...
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    Re: Bergger releasing new film soon

    I’d buy such a film it was panchromatic and “normal” contrast (or there abouts,) both in sheets and 120 roll film.
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    Re: Bergger releasing new film soon

    Interesting. Would that suggest then a low sensitivity film like ISO 25? No idea how powerful the lasers are, but assume because paper is slow then this film would be too.
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    Re: Bergger releasing new film soon

    Thanks for your insightful input, Bob.
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    Bergger releasing new film soon

    I see via Bergger's Instagram feed that they are about to release a new film, by the sounds of it a re-release of a past formulation.

    From their Instagram:

    Link

    "We are very proud to tell...
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    Re: Following Ilford's Lead, KODAK Response

    Yes, very true!
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    Re: Following Ilford's Lead, KODAK Response

    Iíd buy 8x10Ē tri-x and T-max if it was sold in 25 sheet packs and it was no more than 33% more than HP5 or Bergger. Theyíd be making more money off me right off that bat there, and saving on...
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    Re: Following Ilford's Lead, KODAK Response

    Iíll tell you what they are doing: killing their sheet film sales with crazy prices for only 10 sheets per pack - at least in 8z10Ē.

    As much as I love their film, itís a hard sale especially for...
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    Re: Bergger PMK Roto Additive

    Thanks so much for the replies, guys. It's all good information and while I don't know what is actually in this Bergger product, it must not be much because it only costs £5 per 250ml bottle!

    I've...
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    Re: Bergger PMK Roto Additive

    PS: I’ll add that I believe I’ve asked a similar question to this before on this forum, but from memory then no one had experience with this premixed product from Bergger. Perhaps that has changed...
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    Bergger PMK Roto Additive

    Hi all,

    Anyone know what Bergger PMK Roto Additive is? I'm assuming that it's an antioxidant of some sort, buy anyone know what and how it'll effect film development times etc. when used in the...
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