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by bowzart
Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Kodak-pro and con
Replies: 5
Views: 11090

My two cents... Let's help keep Big Yellow in the black. --Gary I had more or less come to the same conclusion. Still pretty unhappy with them, and I think they've not done themselves or us many favors by cutting off pretty much a whole sector of their historic business - it seems quite prematurely...
by bowzart
Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: zone processing
Replies: 27
Views: 33332

Re: wow

Benet Pols wrote:Holy cow. A simple question quickly answered by a couple of folks suggesting a different dilution of the developer, but it ignites a firestorm with overtones of religious zealotry. Kind of cool.
Photography lacks something as a religion. It always amazes me.
by bowzart
Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: small tank fixer agitation question (newbie)
Replies: 16
Views: 38238

What is the difference between adequately fixed film and inadequately fixed film? And how does not fixing enough affect the negatives and prints? If the film is fixed, it is clear, with no opaque or translucent areas. Inadequately fixed film would be gray and not clear if not fixed at all, or could...
by bowzart
Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: small tank fixer agitation question (newbie)
Replies: 16
Views: 38238

If it is working for you, I can't argue with that, but the assumption that fixing proceeds at a constant rate regardless of the saturation of the solution is in error. Unfortunately, it is hard for either mind or language to deal with complexity, and the manufacturers have to say something. Also, I ...
by bowzart
Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: small tank fixer agitation question (newbie)
Replies: 16
Views: 38238

One thing that i'd suggest is to take a bit of fixer and a scrap of film and watch it fix. One problem that beginners sometimes have is understanding what film looks like when it is not fixed. If you do understand that clear means clear, if for some reason you haven't noticed that the fix is getting...
by bowzart
Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Overexpose and under-develop: Applicable to 120?
Replies: 4
Views: 8521

I guess that my irresistible impulse to respond comes from the gut reaction I experience to the statement that "...overexposing and under-developing is ideal..." Neither overexposure nor underdevelopment can be ideal. A considered decision about the exposure, and a commensurate decision about develo...
by bowzart
Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: sodium carbonate
Replies: 18
Views: 27643

Hi Jim, and anyone else still attending this show, I found my notes on the Beutler's experience. I processed KB14 (the Adox original out of the freezer) exposed at 20 ISO and found that a time of 7 min at 65ºF produced wonderful negatives. If anything would be a definitive test, that is the one, sin...
by bowzart
Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: sodium carbonate
Replies: 18
Views: 27643

Re: Buetler formula et al

Yep. Still here. Thanks for the reply. I do remember seeing this in Sussman's. An interesting book. I guess that and the other formulae is what got me interested in trying to mix by own. The Beutler formula has worked quite well for me. Divided D-23 not so well. Jim So, Jim, do you use Beutler's at...
by bowzart
Sat May 31, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: zone processing
Replies: 27
Views: 33332

What you say, Jon, is very thoughtful, and for me quite a useful and practical point of view. My differences with your statement would be only in some very fine points of understanding. I'd like to express that here just in case someone can use it. I tend to look at the negative as something that ca...
by bowzart
Mon May 26, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: MCM 100 Film Developer
Replies: 9
Views: 15007

Hey, try 'em all! It does take some time to learn to know what a dev can and cannot do. Plus, film itself has changed over the years since these PPD devs came out. I just pass along info to be of help, but I don't intend to make up someones mind for them. I wish you luck with PPD and just because i...
by bowzart
Sat May 24, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: MCM 100 Film Developer
Replies: 9
Views: 15007

Some interesting reading about a similar dev., Edwal 12. Noteworthy is Paul Howell's statement about using 4 rolls for seasoning and cutting dev time by 30%. Perhaps that makes the difference. http://www.apug.org/forums/forum37/50152-survey-edwal-12-users-experience.html Thanks, Jim Yes, I've been ...
by bowzart
Fri May 23, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: zone processing
Replies: 27
Views: 33332

Re: zone processing

I need a suggestion for a 120 roll film with fairly long development times in HC-110. I am trying to do some zone system processing in the N-2 area and find much of the roll film has such short development times that it is very difficult to reduce. My current favorite, Fortepan 400, had a nice long...
by bowzart
Thu May 22, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: sodium carbonate
Replies: 18
Views: 27643

I've seen this formula and another one which does not mention the Sodium Hexametaphosphate, which we also know as "calgon" and which is used as a water softening agent. I've been using the one without the "hex" for a long time with excellent success. Perhaps that is because where I live, the water h...
by bowzart
Thu May 22, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: sodium carbonate
Replies: 18
Views: 27643

Willi Beutler`s High Definition Developer: Part `A` Sodium Hexametaphosphate = 2 Grams Metol developing agent = 10 Grams Sodium Sulphite, anhydrous = 50 Grams Water to make 1 litre of stock solution. Part `B` Sodium Hexametaphosphate = 2 Grams Sodium Carbonate, anhydrous = 50 Grams Water to make 1 ...
by bowzart
Thu May 22, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Kodak-pro and con
Replies: 5
Views: 11090

Re: Kodak-pro and con

I also follow the Apug forum, as I am sure many of you here do. If you do, you are aware of the contentious issue of how Kodak is seemingly "insensitive" to the analog photographer. I don't mean to drag this dreck to this forum, but I am curious as to how some of you feel. Has Kodak been THAT insen...