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by pentaxpete
Tue May 26, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Developing Kodak Technical Pan
Replies: 2
Views: 7024

Re: Developing Kodak Technical Pan

I was given a load of the 35mm and 120 rolls but only recently got round to using it. I tested the 35mm first as a short length and used my 'Very Old Dark Brown RODINAL' 1+30 for 10 mins @ 20oC and got good negs -- I COULD have rated film at 40 ASA even instead of 25, So I loaded a 120 roll in my 19...
by pentaxpete
Mon May 25, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Developping Expired Ektachrome P800/1600
Replies: 1
Views: 5019

Re: Developping Expired Ektachrome P800/1600

I was GIVEN a load of Fuji RMS film which could be up-rated from 100ASA -- it is dated 2002 and I have kept it cold in freezer for years . I rate it 64 ASA -- do not 'Push' as it is not 'Fresh' any more and have it processed 'NORMAL ' and it comes out great. What happens with Slide E6 fiml is that o...
by pentaxpete
Mon May 25, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Developing 10+Y/O film
Replies: 1
Views: 3846

Re: Developing 10+Y/O film

you did not confirm that the film was Colour Print or Traditional Black and White That TETENAL kit is for Colour PRINT film ---m Tetenal Company have gone BROKE that is why you cannot contact them
Please tell us what FILM it is you want to process --
by pentaxpete
Mon May 25, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Low Down on Dilution
Replies: 3
Views: 4804

Re: Low Down on Dilution

Many years ago in 'Practical Photography Magazine; the staff did some experiments on the 'FFDD' technique ' Fast Film Dilute Developer' and diluted D76 / IDii 1+4 and gave 45 mins time and reckoned they could uprate films massively. They did HP4 or was it HP5 to 1600 ASA .
by pentaxpete
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Using VERY OLD 'RODINAL' !!
Replies: 0
Views: 8464

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I developed some outdated 11/1992 ORWO NP20 in some 'Dark Brown RODINAL I have left in the original plastic container , 1+50 for 15 mins @ 20oC and it was under-developed though the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: 5286

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: 9143

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: 9143

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: 40531

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: 199303

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: 14216

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: 199303

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: 199303

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: 47008

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: 47008

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 ...