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by pentaxpete
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Enlargers
Replies: 8
Views: 13784

If you belonged to a camera club there are members who will GIVE you enlargers ! I have been given a Durst M305 colour enlarger recently and I was also given a Durst M601 6x6 format by an 'Old Gentleman' who was moving away and he found me from a mention of the Camera Club in the local newspaper.
by pentaxpete
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: How can test 4x5film without stepwedge?
Replies: 2
Views: 5777

you don't say WHAT film it is: B/W, Colour Neg or Pos: when I was a Part-time Tutor at Barking College Photography dept. the students had Cambo,De Vere and an MPP 4x5 to use. The students had to make a 'step-wedge' exposure on one sheet of film and develop it first - but you don't want to do that; w...
by pentaxpete
Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: My technique with KB14
Replies: 13
Views: 14482

My technique with KB14

I thought I would share my technique with KB14 with you:I have used Beutler in the past,but did some copy work on some bulk Jessops KB14 marked 'made in Croatia'dated 1992. I was using a Pentax SV+50mm SMC Macro-Takumar lens, copy stand and two lights, 60watt energy-saving type in reflectors at 45 d...
by pentaxpete
Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Extended exposures
Replies: 2
Views: 5536

One 'reciprocity failure' effect you might experience with LONG time is an increase in contrast on negative materials-it is the opposite to the effect of very SHORT times such as fast flash where the negatives need extra development to combat lower contrast.
by pentaxpete
Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Your first Camera and film.
Replies: 12
Views: 64630

My 'first camera' was my Mum's Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Box that she got by saving Black Cat cigarette coupons(as she didn't smoke it took a LONG TIME!) I started photography in 1951 at the East Ham Grammar School Photo-Soc.where I first saw boys doing contact printing in the chemmy lab after school on...
by pentaxpete
Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Pale shadows - Delta 100 in Rodinal
Replies: 4
Views: 8130

Sounds like some light exposure during development,giving some 'Pseudo-Solarisation'.
by pentaxpete
Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Efke IR820 over and underdeveloped on same roll
Replies: 4
Views: 8081

I think you may have it wrong in your description - overdeveloped negs are dense and contrasty,not 'almost clear', and underdeveloped negs are very 'thin' in density not as you described, dark. I think it's the EXPOSURE wrong- the almost clear negs are under-exposed and the dark ones are over-exposed.
by pentaxpete
Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Ilford Pan F+ - difficulty developing
Replies: 3
Views: 6977

You DID use a thermometer to measure the temperature did you-not just guess? In a school I was trying to help the teacher didn't realise the importance of temperature for developing films and was just giving the time in the instructions sheet but at a very LOW temperature!
by pentaxpete
Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Cross-processing
Replies: 4
Views: 7828

I don't think he would get the orange mask by using B/W chemistry as the mask is formed with colour developer. I think newspapers in London would process colour film in B/W chemistry if there was a 'Hot News' pic on the film so they could get 'something' printable but really it is a waste of time an...
by pentaxpete
Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: FX2 developer
Replies: 11
Views: 21068

I have been wanting to try FX2 but I do not have the 'special' Potassium Carbonate ( the crystalline version Crawley says) only the powder type - could I use THAT do you think? I DID use FX1 years ago with Kodak Panatomic X when I had free access to distilled water and I could make up the very dilut...
by pentaxpete
Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Quesion for Rollei TLR users
Replies: 8
Views: 14835

Pirate; thanks for your message : I don't belong to 'Club Rollei' as it was but I have found their site once - it has moved from Jersey - I have found the 'Rollei White Face'collection site and a site with the serial numbers and dates of Rolleis.
by pentaxpete
Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Quesion for Rollei TLR users
Replies: 8
Views: 14835

Rollei users

Yes, I have 2.8F Planar (1961),3.5F Planar (1962-3)and a Rolleicord Vb f3.5 Xenar (1962) I USE them all with REAL FILM! I went to the 1940's Severn Valley Railway re-enactment weekend with my 'cord Vb loaded firstly with Ilford XP2 Super 400ASA and when it ran out loaded with 1996 Kodak T-max 100 rated at 50ASA as it was old and got some good photos. I developed XP2 in C41 and T-Max 100 in Crawley's Acutol S Formula 1+1 for 9 mins @ 68oF and got good negs.
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1940's Loung/Kitchen T-max 100 1/30th at f6.3 + small amount flash.
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1940's couple-T-max 100 + small amount Mecablitz 45CT1 flash
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The guard whistling off the train: XP2 Super no flash fill.
The sepia ones I toned in PhotoShop 7
by pentaxpete
Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Quesion for Rollei TLR users
Replies: 8
Views: 14835

I have such a camera too: on the shutter speed dial there is a section in GREEN with numbers- you can set it anywhere in the green and you will get 'B'exposure setting; use a cable release with a lock if you want to give quite long exposures.
by pentaxpete
Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:15 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: MCM 100 Film Developer
Replies: 9
Views: 14132

I have always wanted to try this formula but the 'Meritol' was unobtainable. I think you have to make it as an'addition product' with PPD and Catchetol
by pentaxpete
Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Times needed for fp4 pushed to 400
Replies: 3
Views: 7092

'Promicrol' in it's new liquid form gives a very 'plucky'negative and you can give less exposure so I should try that developer, or the Ilford Microphen diluted 1+4 and give it 45 minutes, occasional agitation.