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by pentaxpete
Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Promicrol v. Microphen
Replies: 5
Views: 8098

Jon: found the Champion site at last! That's very helpful ! Peter.
by pentaxpete
Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Promicrol v. Microphen
Replies: 5
Views: 8098

I have mentioned on this Forum before that I have tried the 'Modern Promicrol' which is a liquid concentrate from Champion Photochemistry (the Photo Division of May & Baker Ltd.) whose offices were down the road in my home town of Brentwood, Essex. I say 'WERE' because I have now found the offices a...
by pentaxpete
Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: D-76 dilution: Only to save money, or for other reasons?
Replies: 23
Views: 24613

The 19th century process is'Bromoil' where the print (on a rough surface paper) is bleached out and special ink 'stippled' onto print to build up the image.It takes on parts where the print surface accepts it and 'skids off' where it doesn't accept it . Years ago in 'Practical Photography Magazine' ...
by pentaxpete
Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Hello, good evening and.... HP5
Replies: 25
Views: 25617

Welcome to the Forum: good to read about another 'make up your own' fan ! Thanks for the information, very useful.
by pentaxpete
Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Pushing Delta 100 or FP4 to 400
Replies: 5
Views: 11962

Pushing FP4

Years ago in 'Practical Photography' magazine they brought out the 'FFDD' technique ie Fast Film Dilute Development where you dilute ID11 1+4 and give the films about 40 mins at 60oF with not much agitation. I did get some good results on HP3 at the circus but have not tried it on moden FP4 emulsions.
by pentaxpete
Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: PYRO developing in a Jobo ATL-1000
Replies: 26
Views: 28363

Trying PYRO Dev..

"Why"....... Well, because like me , most people have joined this Forum are interested in messing about with the chemistry of photography and are searching for that elusive ' Wonder Developer ' !!!
by pentaxpete
Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Foma and Forte: Relics of Cold War Eastern inferiority?
Replies: 32
Views: 66301

PeanutHorst: I have just defrosted my 'photographic fridge' : in there are two packs of 10 rolls ORWO NP22 120 size dated 04-1993 ( a good vintage ) If I had a web-cam I could hold them up and show you thus making you very envious !!!!! Pity not enough people would buy the ORWO films when they were ...
by pentaxpete
Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:13 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: An Experiment with HC-110
Replies: 4
Views: 7826

HC110

Have I ever used HC110 ? Only ONCE I remember when I was a part-time photography tutor on Barking College, Essex (UK), and the stores used to hand out some to students; like a thick syrup which had to be heavily diluted but was a bit fierce if you over-developed films !
by pentaxpete
Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:21 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: An Experiment with HC-110
Replies: 4
Views: 7826

Konica Pan

As you are nearer to Japan than the UK you can probably get the Japanese films which are not imported into UK : I have never seen Konica Pan B/W film here, only the colour neg and slide emulsions ( all now discontinued since Konica-Minolta crashed out of Photography!)
by pentaxpete
Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Kodak 620 Super-xx
Replies: 2
Views: 5897

Super XX film

I used Super xx film in the late 1950's. I had an Ikoflex 120 rollfilm camera at the time. Now it is so badly outdated you will have to think what to do as the latent image must have faded and the fog level increased. It has been written somewhere that Kodak DK50 developer undiluted for 12 minutes a...
by pentaxpete
Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: is the ilford multigrade paper developer good with contrast?
Replies: 5
Views: 9019

Ilford Multigrade Developer

Yes, it DOES give high contrast in my opinion on both resin coated and fibre papers, as I have used some (given) and got good results, even on outdated Ilford Ilfospeed which quickly goes soft!
by pentaxpete
Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:42 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: contaminated fix stains
Replies: 1
Views: 4225

Stains

If they are magenta stains that is common with T-Max films; they require extra fixing time and a good wash to remove the colour from the base. Just noticed: you said the film was TRI-X: well, it may be that you have exposed it to bright light then done the re-fixing,but in the meantime the unfixed s...
by pentaxpete
Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Old formulae
Replies: 35
Views: 41558

Old Formulae

Sorry, just found this thread: Well, I too have seen these 'Old Formulae' and was very interested in the MCM100 BUT the 'Meritol' is no longer available any where to buy but one could make it if you had access to a laboratory as you needed 'molecular amounts 'of metol and PPD I remember to make an '...
by pentaxpete
Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: D76/ID11, both a few years old. Still usable?
Replies: 6
Views: 9218

Old ID11

If the package is unopened it will be OK to use as I use very old chemicals and they still work from powders.
by pentaxpete
Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:33 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Whatever happened to Crawley's FX18 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 7210

FX 18

Sorry about the layout on above: messed it up on the keyboard trying to be too clever and use the space.