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by Keith Tapscott.
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Continuing Experiments with 'FX-4'
Replies: 3
Views: 39

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 well -- I find FX-4 is good for outdated films-- it gets good shadow details, low fog level and diluted as I use it.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 Geof...
by Keith Tapscott.
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Continuing Experiments with 'FX-4'
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Continuing Experiments with 'FX-4'

Hi Pete, what you can do is post a link to your Flickr page.

Out of interest, what is it you perceive that FX4 does that other developers don't? Just curious that all.
by Keith Tapscott.
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: New Fuji Acros II Film.
Replies: 12
Views: 1661

Re: New Fuji Acros II Film.

Perhaps Fuji will reintroduce Neopan 400 if there is enough interest. Kodak recently began producing T-MAX 3200 again.
by Keith Tapscott.
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: New Fuji Acros II Film.
Replies: 12
Views: 1661

New Fuji Acros II Film.

by Keith Tapscott.
Tue May 28, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Roger Hicks
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Re: Roger Hicks

by Keith Tapscott.
Tue May 28, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Pre-Aging your Fine Grain Developer
Replies: 13
Views: 15483

Re: Pre-Aging your Fine Grain Developer

KODAK D-23/ w Kodalk Low to medium contrast film developer Water, 125F/52C 750 ml Metol 7.5 g Sodium Sulfite (anhydrous) 90 g Sodium Metaborate 2 g Water to make 1L Mixing instructions: Add chemicals in specified sequence. Dilution: Use undiluted Starting point development time: 12 mins (tank), 10 ...
by Keith Tapscott.
Tue May 28, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Roger Hicks
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Re: Roger Hicks

Jim Appleyard wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 12:49 pm
Keith, you may want to post this on APUG. Roger spent a lot of time there.
Hi Jim, I think it had already been mention on APUG (now called Photrio) at the time I posted it here.
by Keith Tapscott.
Sat May 11, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Phenidone Developer
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: Phenidone Developer

Hi, I want to know how much Phenidone equals one gram of Metol. I have a homemade developer powder, it is a "Modified d76" but i am not sure if it works the same as D76. The formula is: Phenidone 0,5 g Sodium sulphite 100 g Hidroquinone 5.0 g Borax 2.0 g Water to complete 1 lt Is it correct? Is 0,5...
by Keith Tapscott.
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: measuring spoon method
Replies: 7
Views: 1753

Re: measuring spoon method

Occasionally, I will mix my own film developers, not that I can't afford to by ready-mixed, but because I enjoy doing it, and it adds to the personal involvement in the production of the end product, the photograph. I have a formula for Adox borax MQ developer. I would like to mix up this concoctio...
by Keith Tapscott.
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: FX-39/Acros addendum questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2820

Re: FX-39/Acros addendum questions

Hello A note attached to one of the FX-39/Acros times takes me to an addendum supplied by Michael Scarpitti with his revised time recommendations. I am new to this and need a few clarifications: 1. No temperatures are listed. May I presume that the temperature for these is 20 degrees C or 68 degree...
by Keith Tapscott.
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Exposure and development of B&W Films.
Replies: 2
Views: 1284

Exposure and development of B&W Films.

There have been a lot of questions posted here lately about uprating film speeds and push processing, particularly by beginners. Personally, I like to do the opposite and err towards the generous side of exposure and controlling contrast by adjusting the developing times to avoid over development. T...
by Keith Tapscott.
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Rodinal: Using Andersen's formula.
Replies: 7
Views: 4856

Re: Rodinal: Using Andersen's formula.

Thanks for posting. I've been developing & printing film since 1971 and have never used Rodinal - I have been in the HC-110B camp since around 1976 (just finished 12 rolls of HP5+ & 2 rolls of Delta 3200 tonight) and rarely leave. When I do step out it's D-76. I just might give mixing my own Rodina...
by Keith Tapscott.
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Help needed with Kienzle A69S
Replies: 1
Views: 1304

Re: Help needed with Kienzle A69S

Hi, I am a user in public darkroom in Aarhus, Denmark. We have just been given a very generous gift, a Kienzle a69s. It is by far the most advanced enlarger we have, but it came without a manual and I wondered if somebody could help me understand what the d-max control does (none of our other enlar...
by Keith Tapscott.
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Rodinal: Using Andersen's formula.
Replies: 7
Views: 4856

Re: Rodinal: Using Andersen's formula.

Yes that would be one option. And completely worry free. But can I ask you, if you looked up the book with its information? It would be interesting to know if you had done so. Just asking? Than You Kenny E Hi Kenny, Is this the book you referred to? https://archive.org/details/organicphotograp00wei...