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by pirateoversixty
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: How to properly make PaRodinal
Replies: 30
Views: 108860

Re: How to properly make PaRodinal

Printed two 8x10's on Kentmere Select VC. Dektol 1:1. Quite impressive. No noticeable grain, sharp edges. As expected, hilite are a little problematic, but not an insurmountable issue. OK shadow detail, the importance of which is the subject for another post. Overall contrast good. No vc filters use...
by pirateoversixty
Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: How to properly make PaRodinal
Replies: 30
Views: 108860

Re: How to properly make PaRodinal

tried Kenny's formula, with a pinch of sea salt added. bottled in a glass bottle that once contained a very good rum. Some cloudy residue has settled to the bottom, but not really concerned about it. color is caramal. I love caramals. first roll of film developed after letting it set for 3-4 days. I...
by pirateoversixty
Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Pushing Tri X - dev time masive dev
Replies: 15
Views: 44471

Re: Pushing Tri X - dev time masive dev

how does this translate to c-41 black and white film since the grain structure is different?
by pirateoversixty
Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Pushing Tri X - dev time masive dev
Replies: 15
Views: 44471

Re: Pushing Tri X - dev time masive dev

I guess I have to sign off on this thread. Nothing more to say.
Interesting link on Edgerton.
Jim
by pirateoversixty
Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Pushing Tri X - dev time masive dev
Replies: 15
Views: 44471

Re: Pushing Tri X - dev time masive dev

Digitaltruth speaks the truth. A "correct" result exists only in the mind of the person that is satisfied with the results of his efforts. Some prefer a contrastier result than another would consider "correct". Trying to push everybody to aspire to one standard would certainly ma...
by pirateoversixty
Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Pushing Tri X - dev time masive dev
Replies: 15
Views: 44471

Re: Pushing Tri X - dev time masive dev

To repeat:
Why do the makers give push-processing times? I have no quarrel with your statements. As I said, maybe the OP is looking for a usable neg rather than one that has "shadow detail" and a full range of "beautiful, full tones." Maybe he is looking for a compromise.
by pirateoversixty
Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Advice sought: Best developer for light leaky exposures?
Replies: 3
Views: 16685

Re: Advice sought: Best developer for light leaky exposures?

nope, other than it should work well with any of the "conventional" films you have. d-76/id-11 would also be suitable. don't try rodinal, as it will draw ornello's wrath.
by pirateoversixty
Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Advice sought: Best developer for light leaky exposures?
Replies: 3
Views: 16685

Re: Advice sought: Best developer for light leaky exposures?

For get the Ilford XP-2 unless you want to get into the wonderful world of c-41 processing.
As for the others Hc-110 should work fine .
I did go to your website. Umh....
by pirateoversixty
Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Pushing Tri X - dev time masive dev
Replies: 15
Views: 44471

Re: Pushing Tri X - dev time masive dev

Ornello: If push-processing were to lead to total mish-mash, why would the manufacturer lead a photographer on to totally ruin his film? Is this a diabolical plot by the manufacturer to put itself out of business, or do they see possibilities that you don't? I understand what you are trying to say; ...
by pirateoversixty
Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Pushing Tri X - dev time masive dev
Replies: 15
Views: 44471

Re: Pushing Tri X - dev time masive dev

Ornello: Maybe we should look at what the OP needs, not at what the rules are...... If what he needs is a usable neg that would otherwise be trashed, the "push" is his answer. The shadow detail he will lose may not be important if the subject of the picture is reasonably well exposed. Pers...
by pirateoversixty
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Increasing Exposure Latitude in B&W 35mm film
Replies: 28
Views: 74382

Re: Increasing Exposure Latitude in B&W 35mm film

Ornello:

How does d-23 compare with your old favorites from Crawley?

Jim M.
by pirateoversixty
Thu May 21, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Ultrafine Extreme 400
Replies: 8
Views: 24034

Re: Ultrafine Extreme 400

There was some speculation that Extreme film was the export version from Ilford, that went to "third world " countries.
by pirateoversixty
Thu May 21, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Moersch Photochemie
Replies: 6
Views: 25205

Re: Moersch Photochemie

I guess his developers aren't ringing anybodies chimes. What about his toners? The examples on his website are awesome by my standards, anyway. I will say, though, that the book, "Beyond Monochrome" also had some nice examples.
Jim
by pirateoversixty
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Ultrafine Extreme 400
Replies: 8
Views: 24034

Re: Ultrafine Extreme 400

Aside from the frame numbers on one side, ULTRAFINE EXTREME 400iso on the other side. I didn't measure, but it looks like the number-spacing was set for 6x4.5 format, and lettering was for 6x6 format. Lettering all caps, except for iso in lower case.
Jim
by pirateoversixty
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Ultrafine Extreme 400
Replies: 8
Views: 24034

Re: Ultrafine Extreme 400

I guess the original idea behind my original post was to find out if this was indeed a top-tier film in disguise. As I said, the packaging is identical to Ilford without the Ilford name. It is probably not HP 5 since Simon Galley says they no longer sell the good stuff to be repackaged under another...