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by pentaxpete
Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Anyone tried the new 'Promicrol'?
Replies: 62
Views: 196406

The 'New Promicrol'

Terry and others: found your replies, thanks all. Well, yesterday I developed some outdated Acupan 800 in it as recommended,1+14 for 19 mins and the negs came out very dense and contrasty and grain like golf balls! I will try higher dilutuions and less time as you proposed. Have the remains of one l...
by pentaxpete
Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Anyone tried the new 'Promicrol'?
Replies: 62
Views: 196406

Anyone tried the new 'Promicrol'?

Years ago (about 45 ! ) I worked at May & Baker's,Dagenham, and could get FREE Promicrol film developer powder. Then it was discontinued as the factory supplying the 'HEAP Sulphate'stopped supplying as it was carcenogenic evidently. Some years ago Champion Photochemistry (as M & B became) started su...
by pentaxpete
Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:52 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Film Reticulation
Replies: 8
Views: 16053

Reticulation

Hi folks! A Newbie on this site but an OLD snapper! Some years ago I was getting reticulation with a batch of Ilford FP4 I was using for local press work; it was supplied by the newspaper. I found it was a bad batch out of the Ilford factory. I got it using Crawley's FX18 formula, which seems to hav...
by pentaxpete
Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Processing 50 year old paper
Replies: 4
Views: 7821

Using old paper

Hi folks, I am NEW here,but an OLD SNAPPER! I have a load of old paper still to use up,which was given to me. I found it mostly goes very SOFT in contrast (Ilfospeed Grade 5 becomes Grade 0!)and the whites on AGFA go pink,same as Tetenal Speed. I have tried a Crawley print developer with benzotriazo...
by pentaxpete
Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Ilfosol S is stripping my film
Replies: 7
Views: 12033

Ilfosol stripping film

Hi, just joined this worthy group! Here is my twopennyworth; have you checked that you are in fact DILUTING the stop bath? I have heard of people stripping films as they were using acid stop bath NEAT.

Regards, Peter.