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by pirateoversixty
Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: How to properly make PaRodinal
Replies: 30
Views: 108908

Re: How to properly make PaRodinal

KennyE:


Want to be sure I am interpreting this right: I would pour 3 oz. from the jug of drain cleaner into my tylenol/sulfite mixture? Have used a crystal in the past. This would be so much more convenient.
Jim
by pirateoversixty
Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Extreme film from Ultrafineonline
Replies: 2
Views: 9712

Re: Extreme film from Ultrafineonline

Actually, the poster got it wrong. He should have referred to it as Ultrafine Plus, not Ultrafine Extreme. He did, in fact, correct himself later. I have used up all ten trolls of my original purchase, but not so sure that I would reorder more. Just doesn't look right to me.
Jim
by pirateoversixty
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Extreme film from Ultrafineonline
Replies: 2
Views: 9712

Extreme film from Ultrafineonline

Any one have a clue on who is manufacturing these products? The backing paper and packaging of the 120 looks to be Harmon to me. The 35mm I am not to sure.
by pirateoversixty
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Motion Pictures: fillm vs digital
Replies: 1
Views: 6849

Motion Pictures: fillm vs digital

Been a long time since I have posted here, but watched an interesting documentary on PBS the other night. It was produced (I think) by Keanue Reeves. It concerned the switch to digital from film by Hollywood. It seemed to be sharply divided (as usual) between the film advocated and digital advocates...
by pirateoversixty
Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Collectibles
Replies: 0
Views: 7143

Collectibles

Where would one go to get a lead on collectible/desirable prints and photo books? I read something about this in the past b;y A.D. Coleman, but I forget where, right off hand. I would think that starting off with a modest investment would get you some very nice books or prints, if bought "right...
by pirateoversixty
Sat May 19, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: "Full Development"?
Replies: 9
Views: 16397

Re: "Full Development"?

sorta in the same vein, how do you test for minimum exposure for black when testing for exposure time?
Jim
by pirateoversixty
Mon May 07, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: "Full Development"?
Replies: 9
Views: 16397

Re: "Full Development"?

Don't recall that I tried extended development with RC, only with FB. As Ornello said, RC develops pretty quickly, so I suspect that it may not benefit from this technique so much. Split-grade printing: by my interpretation, and I am probably wrong, involves enlarging a print in two stages, using a ...
by pirateoversixty
Sun May 06, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: "Full Development"?
Replies: 9
Views: 16397

"Full Development"?

First heard this term several years ago. It was in an article written about a newpaper photographer whose pix were being published in a magazine as a retrospective. He had passed several years earlier, and his story was written by his son. He indicated that his father would sometimes soak his prints...
by pirateoversixty
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Squeezing D-76
Replies: 5
Views: 11141

Re: Squeezing D-76

Ornello:
How fast is fast? I store my D-76 in a recycled green glass gallon-sized wine bottle.
My first thought after I hit the submit key was, give the chemical a well-exposed film to work on.
jim
by pirateoversixty
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Squeezing D-76
Replies: 5
Views: 11141

Squeezing D-76

Jumped back D-76 recently, as I didn't have the powders to make up a new batch of Neofin. Got some pretty good results with it rating Neopan 400 at box speed. Since I have a gallon to use, I was wondering what fellow wet darkroom folks do to squeeze the most potential from this developer. I have fou...
by pirateoversixty
Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Arista Premium 100
Replies: 2
Views: 7822

Re: Arista Premium 100

Gary:
Thanx for response. I did end up using Beutler's 1-1-8. Unfortunately, I may have overdeveloped/over agitated. Negs look bullet-proof.
Jim
by pirateoversixty
Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Arista Premium 100
Replies: 2
Views: 7822

Arista Premium 100

Shot a roll of Arista Premium 100 (Plus X ?) @ ei 50. Checked MDC and no reference is made to this film speed. Plan on using D-76 1:1. Most of the exposures were made under bright, sunny skies. Anybody have any ideas what times I should use for development? Maybe Buetlar's would be more appropriate,...
by pirateoversixty
Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: I just wonder
Replies: 7
Views: 14714

Re: I just wonder

I'm just speculating here, of course, but my thoughts are: the instamatic cameras, et al, were maybe aimed at the younger consumer, the young families that wanted to shoot the fun things and the babies, and didn't want to fool around loading and rewinding slrsand rangefinders. Put a cartidge in, sho...
by pirateoversixty
Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: I just wonder
Replies: 7
Views: 14714

Re: I just wonder

expand on this thought a littlebit for us.
jim
by pirateoversixty
Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: medium format, large format: is 'more' necessarily more...?
Replies: 6
Views: 14187

Re: medium format, large format: is 'more' necessarily more.

RE: azo paper I've never checked it out, but I think michael smith/paula chamley are selling an azo paper. or at least their version of it. will leave others to follow up on that. as for the quality of an mf image vs a lf image, i still think it depends on the vision and technique of the photographe...