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by Ornello
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Advanced querying massive dev chart
Replies: 5
Views: 4300

Re: Advanced querying massive dev chart

Hi Alex, Although it is common practice and it is unlikely to cause any problem, we don't recommend the idea of mixing different films in the same developing tank because the chemicals from the different emulsions can interact and affect development. Enabling the ability to search multiple fields w...
by Ornello
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Low Down on Dilution
Replies: 3
Views: 3144

Re: Low Down on Dilution

I've never really experimented with diluting my developers. Usually I just dilute 1:1. I'm told that by diluting more it introduces more sharpness, but also more grain. Is that true? I'm told also that when pushing tri-x to 1600 or 3200 diluting the developer will preserve image quality. Is that tr...
by Ornello
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: 2 stops underexposed Kodak Ektachrome E100
Replies: 3
Views: 4800

Re: 2 stops underexposed Kodak Ektachrome E100

It's hopeless, sorry to say.
by Ornello
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: New Fuji Acros II Film.
Replies: 12
Views: 16921

Re: New Fuji Acros II Film.

pirateoversixty wrote: Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:11 am wouldn't a 400 speed film underexposed by one stop give finer grain than 3200 exposed at 800?
No, but but grain is not the only issue. Underexposure looks like crap.
by Ornello
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: New Fuji Acros II Film.
Replies: 12
Views: 16921

Re: New Fuji Acros II Film.

Never tested Neopan 400 for true speed, but exposed at 400, both 35 and 120, it always met my needs. If exposed at true 800, wouldn't a Neopan, UFX 400, Pancro 400, or HP5+ give a finer grain, if appropriately processed? I know the "pushed film drill," but an approximate one stop under isn't that m...
by Ornello
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: New Fuji Acros II Film.
Replies: 12
Views: 16921

Re: New Fuji Acros II Film.

Don't really understand why 3200 was brought back. By my estimation, that is really really a niche film. Have not read very much about the new incarnation, but would hope that it is significantly changed from the old. Anyway, I doubt that I will ever get to try as my photography has drastically tap...
by Ornello
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: New Fuji Acros II Film.
Replies: 12
Views: 16921

Re: New Fuji Acros II Film.

Granted, Acros did have some favorable characteristics going for it, probably the one most appreciated was its reciprocity, favored by low-lite shooters. Also, fine grain. Many 400-speed films today, including Neopan 400, if handled correctly, could almost equal Acros in apparent grain. There are q...
by Ornello
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: New Fuji Acros II Film.
Replies: 12
Views: 16921

Re: New Fuji Acros II Film.

pirateoversixty wrote: Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:27 pm Didn't use a lot of it, but never could get a handle on it. Did use a lot of Neopan 400. Would certainly welcome its return rather than Acros.

Jim
Yep, me too!
by Ornello
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Kodak tri-x in d76 wrong time table
Replies: 4
Views: 7367

Re: Kodak tri-x in d76 wrong time table

Digitaltruth wrote: Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:46 am The time is for 1+1 dilution as in the original posted question.
Sorry, misread that.
by Ornello
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Kodak tri-x in d76 wrong time table
Replies: 4
Views: 7367

Re: Kodak tri-x in d76 wrong time table

For ISO 400, the time of 9 mins 45 seconds is correct at 20C/68F. This is published in most of Kodak's data sheets. If you are using a different time, please explain which data sheet it comes from and whether you have tested it. The time posted in our chart has been widely used by many people over ...
by Ornello
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: New Fuji Acros II Film.
Replies: 12
Views: 16921

Re: New Fuji Acros II Film.

I'm hoping for a 400-speed Neopan resurrection....
by Ornello
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: measuring spoon method
Replies: 7
Views: 10479

Re: measuring spoon method

Just get a precision scale. They're easily available.
by Ornello
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: 120 Tri-x @ 1600 in HC-110
Replies: 22
Views: 37856

Re: 120 Tri-x @ 1600 in HC-110

pirateoversixty wrote: Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:27 pm Again, the term full tonal range. It is generally recognized that this is unachievable when pushing, though I must say that Appleyards photo using diafine was really fine-looking.
That's equivalent to saying you can't push film. It's a myth!
by Ornello
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: 120 Tri-x @ 1600 in HC-110
Replies: 22
Views: 37856

Re: 120 Tri-x @ 1600 in HC-110

I tend to agree with Ornello. Film has only one speed with a given developer. To say I exposed a given film at an EI of 1000 really doesn't tell us much. What light meter was used? To what standard is the meter calibrated? Was it reflected light or incident light that was measured? How reflective w...