Paper grades, what is normal?
I noticed that some graded B/W papers are coded as (S) for special for grade 2 and (N) for normal with grade 3 papers. I always thought that grade 2 is considered to be normal. Has something changed in recent years to the paper standards? -- Darkroom User ... 13 Aug 2010 18:00
Pyro Developers Question.
Is there any advantage or quality difference to using a pyro developer instead of a normal developer such as D-76 or Xtol? Developers like Pyrocat-HD, WD2D and PMK get mentioned a lot on the internet photo sites. -- Darkroom User ... 13 Aug 2010 09:15
Hello, i am looking for an jobo ATL3 manual. Can somebody help me ? Thanks, Joe. ... 13 Aug 2010 13:37
Ilford processing times (Pan F)
After my recent success with TMX, I delved into my freezerful of film and pulled out a roll of Pan F I want to shoot. But I'm a bit mystified by the enclosed processing instructions. Was thinking of using D-76, and they have times for both this and ID-11 (same times, since the same developer, except that they ... 24 Jul 2010 03:47
Tmax & D-76
Well, the results of my first use of Tmax 100 are in here at Nebenzahl Laboratories, GmbH, and I can tell you that I'm very happy with them. I developed it in D-76, 1:1 dilution, using rather old (~5 years) stock, and the negatives came out looking gorgeous. The prints, too. (This was 35mm film. I'd really lik... 7 Aug 2010 04:01
Kodabromide F1 paper
I just picked up a 4x5 this weekend. It came with a bunch of stuff, some I kept, some is elsewhere. One thing I kept is a box of Kodabromide F1 paper. It's really thin stuff. I printed this neg because I like the texture of the two dried flowers up front. http://www.brendemuehl.net/images/flowers002.jpg Makes fo... 18 Jul 2010 11:39
test please ignore
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April new photos on "Lumières d'Opale"
The "Lumières dOpale" Gallery presents photos of the coast of Opale where light is always changing. The site is non-profit. I am an amateur photographer. I use a "Panasonic TZ6", optical Leica camera. Some photos strongly raster objective is to try to cross the looks of digital photography and painting pointil... 19 Jun 2010 14:37
Capacity/life of rapid fixer
Hi, I am using a rapid fixer sold in India be the name "Agefix" The instructions that come with the bottle just suggests a dilution of 3-5 times for film. I have been using the suggested dilution with no problem. My question is the capacity of this diluted fixer. I kept using the 1 liter for more than a yea... 9 Apr 2010 12:20
JOBO is insolvent
On Mon, 8 Mar 2010 21:25:58 +0100, fotoralf(a)gmx.de (Ralf R. Radermacher) wrote: I must say, it has struck me as if something had happened to an old friend: Understandable - I had exactly the same reaction when the Seiler and Schimmel piano manufacturers went bust recently. ... 10 Mar 2010 17:37
fleabay people are insane..
In article <hmq2j3$r3i$1(a)news.albasani.net>, <"stephe_k(a)yahoo.com"> wrote: They already bid this item $10 more than a new one costs! lol I've seen that so many times with a variety of items...people bid more than what you can walk into a store and buy the thing. ... 5 Mar 2010 10:36
reloadable film cassettes
Google Groups rec. photo darkroom Back in the day (don't ask me what day that was) Lica; Nikon; Contax; Canon; Olympus; & other 35mm manufactures sold re-loadable cassettes that would only operate w/ their cameras. Many if not all cassettes, once installed in the camera, would open to allow the film to be advance... 11 Jan 2010 00:04
Metol, Phenidone & Hydroquinone.
"Keith Tapscott." <Keith.Tapscott..55f41c7(a)photobanter.com> wrote in message news:Keith.Tapscott..55f41c7(a)photobanter.com... Most B&W developers contain Hydroquinone with either Metol or Phenidone or a Phenidone derivative. Both Metol and Phenidone are super-additive with Hydroquinone, so why ... 7 Dec 2009 18:33
Bluefire Police film?
[Using r.p.e.35mm for its intended purpose--discussions of 35mm FILM cameras] So has anyone used this Bluefire "Police" film? See http://www.frugalphotographer.com/catBluefire.htm Is this basically the same as the Gigabit stuff? Is it any good? Is it worth messing with? -- Who needs a junta or a dict... 13 Nov 2009 12:13
Help! Broke my rolleimatic enlarger's red slide
Hello, broke the red plastic, cam-shaped red slide for my rolleimatic enlarger. Can't remember what it is called but it allows me to focus without exposing my image. I anticipate that finding a replacement will be extremely difficult so I would like to cut out a new one. Question: is the red slide just... 2 Oct 2009 04:21