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by pentaxpete
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Using VERY OLD 'RODINAL' !!
Replies: 0
Views: 1417

Using VERY OLD 'RODINAL' !!

I developed some outdated 11/1992 ORWO NP20 in some 'Dark Brown RODINAL I have left in the original plastic container , 1+50 for 15 mins @ 20oC and it was under-developed though the last time I used it it was OK -- so I had a look -- I decanted the RODINAL into a beaker , about 180 mls left and ther...
by pentaxpete
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Taking up the 'Old FP3 Challenge'
Replies: 1
Views: 989

Taking up the 'Old FP3 Challenge'

I was sent a cassette of October 1952 Ilford FP3 to see what I could get out of it. I did a short length test first and found it was 10 ASA. I used Crawley's Formula FX-4 1974 version 1+1 for 9 mins @ 20oC but it was over-developed so CUT time to 7 mins for following tests. I also tried 'Acutol-S FX...
by pentaxpete
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Continuing Experiments with 'FX-4'
Replies: 4
Views: 2821

Re: Continuing Experiments with 'FX-4'

Yo Keith !! well -- I find FX-4 is good for outdated films-- it gets good shadow details, low fog level and diluted as I use it. good 'acutance' and I have fun making it up ! I know some people say that 'Three Developing Agents Metol, Hydroquinone and Phenidone' are not necessary but Good Old Geoff...
by pentaxpete
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Continuing Experiments with 'FX-4'
Replies: 4
Views: 2821

Continuing Experiments with 'FX-4'

I have been doing a lot of processing using Geoffrey Crawley's FX-4 Formula ( 1974 version ) . I found it is good for outdated films. I have used it diluted 1+1 and 1+3. For ORWO NP22 dated 1993 ( 120 size) and 1992 ( 35mm size) I found for 1+1 dilution 8 minutes 15 seconds and for NP20 35mm 7 mins ...
by pentaxpete
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Is my Microphen formula correct?
Replies: 20
Views: 30943

Re: Is my Microphen formula correct?

yrs -- that IS the Formula I was given many years ago together with the 'Perceptol' one -- I have used it but as i have NO Tripolyphosphate I use de-ionised water as used by Wife for her Steam Iron, not our 'Hard' tap water here in Essex. I use it diluted 1+1.
by pentaxpete
Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Anyone tried the new 'Promicrol'?
Replies: 62
Views: 180966

Re: Anyone tried the new 'Promicrol'?

Here i a link to all my 'Promicrol' results on my Flickr collection -- there are a couple of print scans of prints from negs done in the 'Original Powder' version years ago when i worked at May & Bakers in Dagenham and could get it free --- but most are from the Liquid Formula and I have just a smal...
by pentaxpete
Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Weston Master Light-Meters.
Replies: 1
Views: 12791

Re: Weston Master Light-Meters.

Many thanks Keith -- I enjoyed watching it too !
by pentaxpete
Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Anyone tried the new 'Promicrol'?
Replies: 62
Views: 180966

Re: Anyone tried the new 'Promicrol'?

So sad to read Kenny -- I was an 'only Child' so never knew about Brothers or Sisters -- I was always a bit 'lonely' but got used to it -- lived on my own for 10 years from 1973 -83 when my first marriage broke up -- coming home to a cold dark house with my Chinese Take-away meal --
by pentaxpete
Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Anyone tried the new 'Promicrol'?
Replies: 62
Views: 180966

Re: Anyone tried the new 'Promicrol'?

Kenny : that is just 'METOLsurely ? I have a couple of jar fulls and use it with Hydroquinone and Phenidone in various formulae.
by pentaxpete
Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:20 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Finally had it with Pyro.
Replies: 22
Views: 40085

Re: Finally had it with Pyro.

Awaiting your results with bated breath!
by pentaxpete
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Finally had it with Pyro.
Replies: 22
Views: 40085

Re: Finally had it with Pyro.

Kenny E I follow your writings with great interest as i love making up my own developers and have some 'Glycin' in a small bottle in my cupboard in my darkroom so must have a look soon to see what 'colour' it is ! I have also made up Kodak DK50 to the formula and used it 1+1 as I read it has a low ...
by pentaxpete
Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: FX37 activity
Replies: 6
Views: 12095

Re: FX37 activity

Keith -- Here are some Delta 100 shots from my MINOX 35GT with 7 mins development in FX37 1+3 dilution and they were not so dense -- I have done a 16x12" Exhibition print from this one for my Club. http://www.flickr.com/photos/25850987@N03/8019008437/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/25850987@N03/801900...
by pentaxpete
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: FX37 activity
Replies: 6
Views: 12095

Re: FX37 activity

Keith -- you have 'sharp eyes' !! -- but I'm sure it was a typing error as I take 70mls of FX37 and make up to 280mls with water for a 120 film in my Paterson Major II (Old model) -- Peter
by pentaxpete
Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: FX37 activity
Replies: 6
Views: 12095

FX37 activity

Does the Crawley Formula FX37 INCREASE in activity on storage similar to some other developers ? I mixed up some FX37 some weeks ago and did some 35mm Ilford Delta 100 outdated in it and got some good negs at 7 mins so I used some outadted Delta 100 120 size when we had some heavy frost here in Esse...
by pentaxpete
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: developer not listed
Replies: 12
Views: 26485

Re: developer not listed

Yes, your results are good -- but if it is a 'HOMEBREW SOUP' why is the FORMULA not publshed so we can make it up ourselves instead of having to go to a Spanish site and BUY it ?