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by Lowell Huff
Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:55 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Stop bath strength
Replies: 1
Views: 8624

If you use a "stop-fix" you won't need a stop bath.
by Lowell Huff
Fri Mar 04, 2005 12:23 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Stöckler formula
Replies: 31
Views: 55546

I think this is such nonsense.
Modern film and paper emulsions are much more sophisticatated than just ten years ago much less seventy five years past. So to use these ancient formulas is an exercise in mental "jumping jacks ."
by Lowell Huff
Fri Mar 04, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Film Devoper to be Used as Paper Developer
Replies: 0
Views: 9952

iT WILL DO THE JOB -- SILVER HALIDE IS SILVER HALIDE-- DEVELOP TO IMAGE.
by Lowell Huff
Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: optimal developer for FP4+
Replies: 13
Views: 27219

You will be very pleased using Clayton F 76 plus developer.
Dilute 1+9
process for 5 minutes
by Lowell Huff
Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Kodak HIE Infrared
Replies: 4
Views: 14809

Lamenting the loss of Ilford products(i.e. Perceptol) is a waste of time and energy. There is at least two powder products both metol and phenidone based that will provide outstanding results for less money.
by Lowell Huff
Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: pushing trix 400 to 3200
Replies: 1
Views: 11031

Clayton F60 or F 76 plus work very well with TriX and othe B & W films.
by Lowell Huff
Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: purple negatives
Replies: 1
Views: 13831

This is not a " fix" problem. This is a low sulfite in the fixer issue. The stain is residual sensitizing dye. Sensitizing dye controls the speed of the film. It is cleared from the film by sodium sulfite in the fixer or in the wash bath. It is not photographic and will not print.
by Lowell Huff
Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: repro-vintage photos
Replies: 0
Views: 9238

You might have some fun with "LITH " processing.
by Lowell Huff
Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:55 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Kodak HIE Infrared
Replies: 4
Views: 14809

What does modulate the high lights mean? What testing did you do to determine this result? Can you show me evidence of this phenomenon? Because Infra red film is always "aging," its development time is "hit and miss;" but can be developed well with in a broad range with a gamma 1...
by Lowell Huff
Wed Jan 05, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: old developing chemicals
Replies: 1
Views: 11710

Powder chemicals will react over time just as liquid chemicals will. It is not moisture that oxidizes developers but oxygen. One small pin hole in a package will oxidize the entire package very quickly. Even without the entry of oxygen into the package, the alkalinity in the developer will eventuall...
by Lowell Huff
Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: old developing chemicals
Replies: 1
Views: 11710

Old chemicals are never a bargain, throw them away.
by Lowell Huff
Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:29 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Kodak HIE Infrared
Replies: 4
Views: 14809

I always recommend developing HIE film the same as Tri X.
by Lowell Huff
Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:32 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: film fix hardeners?
Replies: 0
Views: 9663

Hardener has never been a requirement to fix B & W Film. When emulsions were softer and the film was to be processed in a roller transport processor, hardenr was used to protect the film from scratching. When the films was dry, it was not more hard for using hardener. Hardener does not enhance p...
by Lowell Huff
Thu Oct 21, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Agfa Scala developed in Rodinal
Replies: 1
Views: 20583

I would recommend that you send your film to DR 5 lab to convert through reversal processing into slides. Check with David Wood www.dr5.com
by Lowell Huff
Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:48 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: problem with hc110
Replies: 0
Views: 14672

Once the film is fixed you cannot re develop it to increase the contrast. You can scan the negs and adjust them in the computer. But for beginners this is a good lesson to learn. PROCESSING CORRECTLY IS CRITICAL.