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by KennyE
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Pre-Aging your Fine Grain Developer
Replies: 13
Views: 30719

Re: Pre-Aging your Fine Grain Developer

Thou Edwal 12 is a good developer, Photographer Formula does produce their version of Harvey 777, which is truly Germain's Fine Grain developer. And from what I seen of it, it is a great deal better that the Edwal 12.

But then again..., that is my take on the two developers.

Thank You

KennyE
by KennyE
Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Pre-Aging your Fine Grain Developer
Replies: 13
Views: 30719

Re: Pre-Aging your Fine Grain Developer

Keith you are fully correct when you stated that D-76 and ID-11 are world standards. And many companies copied or made similar formulas. But I need to inform you about something that is happening in and around my area. There is only two camera shops in my area that sells photographic chemicals. One ...
by KennyE
Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Pre-Aging your Fine Grain Developer
Replies: 13
Views: 30719

Re: Pre-Aging your Fine Grain Developer

Keith, I was never a fan of D-76 or ID-11. I felt then, and still today, that their overall imaging is too soft and not sharp enough for my liking. I chose Rodinal over those two developers. Also, a single reducer like metol is somewhat easy to get in most countries. And if hydroquinone is the only ...
by KennyE
Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Pre-Aging your Fine Grain Developer
Replies: 13
Views: 30719

Re: Pre-Aging your Fine Grain Developer

Thank You Keith for catching my type-o's. And I know that we all make them from time to time. Because D25, calls for 15 grams of Sodium Bisulfite, I think. I could be wrong.

Thank You

KennyE
by KennyE
Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Pre-Aging your Fine Grain Developer
Replies: 13
Views: 30719

Pre-Aging your Fine Grain Developer

One of the most costly things in the Photographic Hobby, is the waste of film developing solutions. Most of it is used, yet the remainder is toss out. This is because most photographers use the one shot method and hope for the very best results. Thou this method has its merits, it can become costly,...
by KennyE
Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: How to properly make PaRodinal
Replies: 30
Views: 110096

How to properly make PaRodinal

Mixing PaRodinal, can be somewhat of a problem for some people. But in fact it is very simple and easy to do. It only requires a little common sense and proper planning, to avoid poor performance. To make PaRodinal properly, you will require Tylenol, 20ea./500 mg tablets, Sodium Sulfite 70 grams, an...
by KennyE
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: You are Smart, You are Kind, You are Important
Replies: 0
Views: 16480

You are Smart, You are Kind, You are Important

Photography was not created by Professionals..., it was created by Amateurs. In fact, some of the most important items in our lives were created in someones kitchen or garage. There are thousands of photo amateurs out there, that are highly intelligent and very knowledgeable about the subject of Pho...
by KennyE
Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Meritol: How to safely and correctly make it at home.
Replies: 0
Views: 16969

Meritol: How to safely and correctly make it at home.

One of the most informed persons on Meritol today, is Ian Grant. Yet his method of making a Meritol formula developer is not totally correct. For it is merely the mixing of PPD and Pyrocat type developing agents together, which is similar to mixing MQ or PQ developing agents. Though this method will...
by KennyE
Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Rod-Panthermic
Replies: 0
Views: 16486

Rod-Panthermic

Hello..., I am KennyE; and I would like to welcome you to my post on using the Rodinal type process to make a “Panthermic Developer”. Defender/Harvey 777 is made using the "ternary effect", which was first patented by Philips Petroleum 1924. And it would be used by many different companies...
by KennyE
Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Triple 5 Fine Grain Developer
Replies: 0
Views: 16175

Triple 5 Fine Grain Developer

Oh yea..., Triple 5, is alive. CD2 color developer is a very good substitute for p-phenylenediamine type developers. And what so neat about this formula is that you can buy only the amount of chemicals that you need; approx. 10 grams of each and you do not need to keep or maintain large amounts of d...
by KennyE
Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: KennyE 777 Panthermic Developers
Replies: 5
Views: 18212

Re: KennyE 777

The formula being sold by Photography Formulary, is Germain's fine grain developer. It is indeed an outstanding developer, but it is not Defender/Harvey 777. It has become clear that most people today are using Germain's fine grain developer from Photography Formulary. I am not trying to sell a prod...
by KennyE
Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Are you looking for Lithographic Developers formulas
Replies: 11
Views: 19504

Re: Are you looking for Lithographic Developers formulas

Ornello: I found a solution to your statement of accuracy. I purchase a toy plastic training balance scale off the web for $7.00 and the plastic mass weights for $9.00. You can set the scale to zero balance and then use the plastic mass weights. The mass weights comes in 1 gram, 5 grams, 10 grams, a...
by KennyE
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: KennyE 777 Panthermic Developers
Replies: 5
Views: 18212

Re: KennyE 777

Yea, I have a can of UFG, I will one day get to use it. I never used it because it was out of my budget in 1959. My allowance was only $1.50. So I used Dektol. Then in the 1960's I used D-76 and Microdol-X.

Thank You


KennyE
by KennyE
Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: KennyE 777 Panthermic Developers
Replies: 5
Views: 18212

KennyE 777 Panthermic Developers

I love "Rodinal", it is a great developer that to this day, till surprises us as to what it can do; and what can be done with it. But it was one of Digitaltruth's Forum members (Ornello) that gave me the support to move into developing a new developer. And I thank him. So I researched for ...
by KennyE
Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: processing Rollei Retro 400 film
Replies: 6
Views: 13567

Re: processing Rollei Retro 400 film

In my studies of using PQ Universal developers, they are all pretty much the same. Yes there will be grain using 400, yet lesser grain using slower films. A real good place to start is at Photography Formulary, they produce a PQ Universal developer, with times and types of film information that you ...