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    Re: An Anthology Of Silver Prints

    OK great. I long ago accepted that almost any use of the web - on any browser or OS - was a tacit acceptance to have my privacy violated. I mostly use Firefox, which while better, is still not...
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    Re: An Anthology Of Silver Prints

    Try again please. I updated the gallery generator.
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    Re: An Anthology Of Silver Prints

    Try again please. I updated the gallery generator.
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    Re: An Anthology Of Silver Prints

    This may well be an incompatibility in the gallery generation software (fgallery) which has not been updated since 2016. I will look around for better/newer gallery software. In the mean time,...
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    Re: An Anthology Of Silver Prints

    I just tried it with Safari on Catalina 10.15.7. Worked perfectly out of the box. This suggests some settings madness with your instance of Safari, particularly since Chrome works. This is why...
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    Re: An Anthology Of Silver Prints

    Happy to reveal locations, camera, etc. of any or all as requested.
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    Re: An Anthology Of Silver Prints

    I should probably have noted that these are prints from my workbooks. They are not finally finished, spotted, cropped, etc. So, yes, there is likely quite a bit of opportunity for enhancement...
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    Re: An Anthology Of Silver Prints

    Hmmmmm, what browser and what OS? I have looked at this on a variety of display surfaces and it always worked well.

    Is it possible your browser is zooming down? Do you have another browser...
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    Re: An Anthology Of Silver Prints

    It's definitely your browser. Likely it's not dealing with javascript properly.
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    Re: An Anthology Of Silver Prints

    No, not really. The negatives are from Tri-X, Agfapan APX 100, TMX, FP4+, HP5+, and Efke 100PL. Formats include 35mm, 645, 6x6, 6x9, and 4x5.

    Developers are HC-110B, PMK Pyro, D-76, D-23, and...
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    An Anthology Of Silver Prints

    I have posted some of the images below here in the past. I finally sat down and consolidated a bunch of them i had laying around, old- and new, into a single album.

    This is a more complete look...
  12. Re: Followup On Processing Very Old (1961) Film

    Addendum: Upon inspecting some of the unexposed sheets, I see that the non-emulsion side shows blotchy discoloration and at least one of the emulsion sides shows an imperfection. This isn't...
  13. Re: Followup On Processing Very Old (1961) Film

    So far at least, I've not seen that. The trick to avoiding reticulation appears to be to keep temperatures consistent from bath to bath to wash to avoid thermally shocking the film.
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    That's really cool.

    I am aware of the various "old film tricks" like using Potassium Bromide. I am specifically looking at low agitation as a technique for bringing old film to its full...
  15. Followup On Processing Very Old (1961) Film

    I finally got around to making some test prints from the negatives I made from Super-XX that had expired in January of 1961.

    Scans of the prints here:

    https://ozzie.tundraware.com/SuperXX/
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  16. Thread: Still Standing

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    Re: Still Standing

    I also do initially agitate 2 minutes after 3 minutes of presoak for much the reasons you mention.

    Thanks for the heads up on Pyrocat-M, though it's worth mentioning that the only place I've seen...
  17. Thread: Still Standing

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    Re: Still Standing

    I should have mentioned that I would love to find some Super XX to try this with but alas ...

    I have done semistand very successfully with Efke PL100 which is an "old school" type emulsion.
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    Re: Still Standing

    Please go back and reread my comments. I have never had a problem with EMA. The thing I am documenting here is semistand and only old Plus-X has shown a problem with bromide drag.

    I also mix my...
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    Re: Still Standing

    The process is great fun, but there are pragmatic reasons to pursue old film development. Among them:


    - There will inevitably come a time when new film will be hard to get and/or...
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    Still Standing

    It began with the exploration of Pyrocat-HD.

    Pyrocat-HD became the gateway drug to explore low agitation development.

    That became a gateway drug for exploring the use of severely out of date...
  21. Thread: Old Film Tests

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    Old Film Tests

    I've noted this on the pure-silver and UK LF lists already, but I thought others here might find this of interest. I have several cameras that can use 2x3 sheet film. It remains my favorite format...
  22. Thread: Recent Work

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    Re: Recent Work

    Actually. those were semistand developed with minimal agitation. The light edges are from not burning sufficiently on the light source side of the image.
  23. Thread: Recent Work

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    Recent Work

    OK, so I am cheating a bit here. First of all, these are not all recent - they're just in one location for the next week or so. Secondly, not all of them are 4x5 but - again - all in one place. ...
  24. Re: Speed graphic pacemaker release plate screws

    Take a look at zoro.com or McMaster-Carr. They have saved my bacon on stuff like this. You do have to know the size though.
  25. Re: High SBR: Comparing D-23 1:1 vs. Pyrocat-HD EMA

    Yes, I will either have to make do with taping them together (using the punch to re-register) or trying to find a frame. I'm fairly handy and I have access to people who like 3d printing, so making...
  26. Re: High SBR: Comparing D-23 1:1 vs. Pyrocat-HD EMA

    I cannot speak for Steve, but I'd take two approaches to this and compare the results.

    First, I'd try conventional expanded (N+) development with normal agitation using Pyrocat-HD, HC-110B,...
  27. Re: High SBR: Comparing D-23 1:1 vs. Pyrocat-HD EMA

    Interesting. I may have located a registration punch for reasonable dollars, so I may dive into that yet ...
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    It is still on my photographic bucket list, but finding a reasonably priced registration punch seems ... hard.

    Could you comment on how the results from the two approaches are quite different. ...
  29. Re: High SBR: Comparing D-23 1:1 vs. Pyrocat-HD EMA

    I've not tried it either, but I am led to believe the adjacency effects of low agitation development provide much the same results.
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    In principle, I agree with you. The problem is that if you are doing split VC printing for selective local contrast control by split dodge/burns, there are some images where being able to control a...
  31. Re: High SBR: Comparing D-23 1:1 vs. Pyrocat-HD EMA

    There is no such thing as a "right" workflow. Each of us works in our own way and get desired outcomes. I think its more important that we each find a workflow that is consistent and repeatably...
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    Well, Plus-X isn't available in 4x5 anyway, anymore ... except for the 100 sheets I have frozen. :)

    I think these other films would show similar results. I've done a fair bit of low agitation...
  33. Re: High SBR: Comparing D-23 1:1 vs. Pyrocat-HD EMA

    Great observations Steve. I am well aware that film can hold 14-ish stops of light - I've done it myself. It is my philosophy to try and get as much onto the negative as I can and only later - in...
  34. High SBR: Comparing D-23 1:1 vs. Pyrocat-HD EMA

    This was a subject with deep shadows on III and highlights on X. Scan of Agfapan APX100 processed as follows:

    D-23 1:1 - APX 100 ASA 50 - 1 min prewash 30 sec agitation, 5 sec agitation every 30...
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    Re: Your favorite Enlarger Timer

    I have already designed and built an alternative to the Zone VI development timer. Those moderately handy could build their own:

    https://gitbucket.tundraware.com/tundra/devtimer

    I too...
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    Re: Summary Of Recent Work On Stand Development

    Scan of a silver print made from one of these test negatives. FP4+ in Pyrocat-HD 1.5:1:200 EMA processed for 30 min total. 3 equally spaced agitation intervals of 10-15 seconds after initial...
  37. Re: B/W film & B/W chems - What's in your darkroom?

    Why? I've never had a moment's problem with PF 200.
  38. Re: B/W film & B/W chems - What's in your darkroom?

    Can you talk a little bit about your experience with SLIMT and how it is separate from- or complements a compensating developer like D-23?
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    Re: Summary Of Recent Work On Stand Development

    You're quite welcome. This document continues to be updated as I discover an document more, so you may want to periodically revisit it.

    Again, I do not claim to be an expert in the matter and...
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    TF-4 Or Hypam For Film?

    Back in the days when I first switched to PMK Pyro, I also switched to TF-4 as my fixer since the theory was that it would work better with staining developers.

    How does Hypam work in this...
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