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  1. Re: Change of density at film hanging clips on dip-dunk processing

    That's the thing about gas burst. Assuming the right plenum/sparger design, bubble size, power etc. it can take experimentation to find the right burst duration and intervals, and it can vary with...
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    Re: Oriental Paper

    I used a lot of the new stuff (VC FB) for a while about 15 years ago on a portfolio. I thought it was a nice paper and I didn’t have any quality issues. At the time a reliable source told me it was...
  3. Re: Identifying cause of streaks on BW negatives

    Yes you can certainly do that. However if you do one sheet at a time my advice would be to use the same agitation method (ie manually shuffling the single sheet). Don't do tray rocking.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Love this!
  5. Re: Identifying cause of streaks on BW negatives

    Hi John, it's really hard to say if number (4) is the problem or not but you can forgo the acid stop bath as long as the water rinse after development is thorough. It would also be good to use a...
  6. Re: Identifying cause of streaks on BW negatives

    Was the sky clear/featureless? Asking because I see lots of streak-type artifacts in both negatives and it's difficult to know which are flaws and which might have been things like wispy clouds.
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    It's just something Spock once said. It's universal, so in the end who cares. A well made inkjet print is "archival" enough if it is taken care of, just like any other ink work on paper. With time,...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Who cares. Photographers worry way too much about it.

    "Beauty is transitory"
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    You must be smarter than me is. Couldn’t follow except that all the leaves are brown, which makes sense. What experts?

    Couldn’t make heads or tails of the Stieglitz bla bla either. Basically,...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Everyone is different on the technical front. Some truly embrace the inherent slop in non-digital processes. Some pretend to. Some seek consistency, precision etc. The same applies to other artforms...
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    Re: Chemical age -- metol

    I’m betting on something with the DIY blue/green LED head as they are not necessarily that simple to design/make. That would seem to be the most likely place to look, but that’s just a guess really...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Another score. Reminds me of earlier Freeman Patterson. Well done - not just the waiting for the rays, but the picture as a whole. With the tree down the middle it’s like two worlds.
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    Re: Chemical age -- metol

    Seems more likely there is something else in the system/methodology which would explain why youíre not getting what you expect, but since you asked about metol, when fresh it should be...
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    Re: Blowing and agitating whites

    If I’m understanding what you’re saying, your would like your negatives to be less contrasty. Shorten the development time. Pretty much as simple as that.
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    Re: Best choice portrait BW film

    Worse than that, I remember you saying you had tried some of the cheaper films that turned out to have zits of their own.
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Too bad Ken Lee doesn’t seem to be around here anymore. He was making high quality inkjet prints from scanned B&W film and knew a lot about it. As of a few years ago he was using a Piezography/Epson...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    What I’d like to do is visit with Cone (Cone Editions, Piezography) in VT. I’ve seen a few beautiful things done by them.
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    In any case, my suggestion to OP is to try to view some high quality inkjet. Off the top of my head one excellent example would be Brian Kosoff, who comes from a darkroom background and still makes...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Ya but Drew that’s because you’re always hanging around the Bay Area where the inkjet prints aren’t very good and everyone likes the soy cream. Also there was that time you saw a Lik print, which...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    No.
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Hmmm another Michael R? That can’t be good for this forum LOL :)

    At this point in the progression of digital camera technology, I have to say I don’t really understand why one would shoot film...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    I thought that was the case until I saw how good inkjets could look when they were made by people who were really good at it. They have all the “depth” of anything that can be done in a darkroom. Not...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    I’m speaking here as an exacting darkroom worker - you can get results at least as good with inkjet, which is why some similarly exacting people I know (and some superb photographers) moved over to...
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    Re: Ilford Rapid Fix considerations

    Seems a little excessive for bad nomenclature, but alright. I volunteer to be dealt with first.
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    Re: Ilford Rapid Fix considerations

    Yeah the HYPO thing is an old mistake that stuck. People called fixer hypo which was incorrect since fixer is thiosulfate, not hyposulfate. Likewise hypo clearing agent should be called thio clearing...
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    Re: Ilford Rapid Fix considerations

    It’s not necessary, but useful to reduce water consumption and wash time.

    Incidentally for those wishing to mix their own HCA the formula can be simplified to just sodium sulfite if distilled...
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    Re: Ilford Rapid Fix considerations

    There are too many variables involved for a definitive one-size-fits all method unless the method overshoots (conservatism), which someone trying to minimize water usage presumably wouldn't want to...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Wonderful shot and beautifully done.
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    Re: Ilford Rapid Fix considerations

    Indeed, it is a diffusion process. And washing efficiency depends importantly on how used your fixer is, as well as fixing time. You want to minimize fixing time, and change the fixer more often....
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    Re: More 510-Pyro Adventures!

    Indeed. On the general subject of contemporary staining developers, without getting into the details, I’d suggest people use Wimberley’s, PMK or Pyrocat (Sandy King at least made the effort to do...
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    Re: More 510-Pyro Adventures!

    I didn’t mean TF-4 is bad. It’s fine. I wouldn’t call it improved though. It’s an alkaline rapid fixer.
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    Re: Ilford Rapid Fix considerations

    Itís all you need. Hardening fixers are more or less from a bygone age and should really only be potentially useful if you are using delicate emulsions. Kodak, Fuji, and Ilford film emulsions are...
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    Re: More 510-Pyro Adventures!

    Funny thing is, all one needs to do to avoid the whole issue is go back to the originator of all the “modern” staining developers - John Wimberley. He started the “pyro revival” in the late 1970s,...
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    Re: Best choice portrait BW film

    As others have suggested, more or less anything will work. I’d probably go for something like HP5 for it’s faster speed. Of course TMY-2 would also be superb but it is expensive (budgetary concerns...
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    Re: Landscapes! - (Any format smaller than 4x5)

    +1. Another good one, John.
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    Re: What photo paper grade means?

    Jay,

    Just to add to some of the comments Doremus made, note just because you are contact printing doesn't mean you have to use a "contact" paper. Chloride papers (like Lupex) are usually referred...
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    Re: Push/Pull processing if Scanning Negative

    Uh oh
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    Re: Push/Pull processing if Scanning Negative

    The elephant in the B&W room :), especially ever since the advent of the Zone System. Assuming adequate exposure, from a tone reproduction perspective the rest of the negative "controls" are at best...
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    Re: HP5+ Processing and EI

    Looks like the negatives are good enough. From there, itís all in your scanning/editing skill. Just like in the darkroom where print quality is heavily dependent on what you do under the...
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    Re: HP5+ Processing and EI

    Well you know, chip shortage.
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