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by Ornello
Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: optimal developer for FP4+
Replies: 13
Views: 28404

Re: optimal developer for FP4+

Keith Tapscott. wrote:What is UFG, Powder or liquid, MQ or PQ, Solvent or non-solvent type?
Powder, solvent. Was available as liquid in the past and may still be so.
by Ornello
Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Partial use of powdered chemicals
Replies: 1
Views: 5277

Re: Partial use of powdered chemicals

have been partially using packages of powdered chemicals for about 6 months now. I have had no problems. I feel this practice has given me better shelf life and a more chemically stable way to store reagents that I am not ready to use just yet. I have heard from several sources, including this foru...
by Ornello
Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: i am pushing it...
Replies: 4
Views: 8493

You'll have to push it 3 stops which, while excessive, should give you some sort of image. It will be grainy and the greys will be a bit crushed but that's better than nothing. Fuji's datasheet only gives timings for pushing 1 stop: http://www.fujifilm.co.uk/technical/download/acros1.pdf Find out w...
by Ornello
Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:51 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: i am pushing it...
Replies: 4
Views: 8493

Re: i am pushing it...

salvador wrote:how the hell does one develop acros 100 that was pushed to 800? all opinions are welcomed.
The film is underexposed and cannot yield satisfactory images.
by Ornello
Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: to squeegee or not to squeegee
Replies: 4
Views: 8776

Re: to squeegee or not to squeegee

I've had some problems scratching the occasional film which i can only assume is a consequence of squeegeeing.Having tried all manner of things including changing my squeegee and softening the squeegee in warm water, i've now given up and have started to use a piece of shammy leather which i just r...
by Ornello
Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: maximum sharpnes
Replies: 19
Views: 28462

Re: Make your own

There are many developer formulae published, most are simple to make up and use, many produce results at least the equal of any commercial formula, and some are superior to commercial developers. A good scale, and a little care are all that's required to make up a developer from bulk chemicals, and...
by Ornello
Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: maximum sharpnes
Replies: 19
Views: 28462

Best to check it out with Paterson`s first. Unless another company is found to make their chemicals, then I guess it`s just a matter of time before the current stock is depleted. Contact the company by e-mail and quote the report from the magazine: sales@paterson.co.uk I don't talk to Paterson. The...
by Ornello
Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: maximum sharpnes
Replies: 19
Views: 28462

I was just having a bit of fun with the Pan F line, not that I dislike it or anything, but haven`t used any for a few years now. On a more serious note, I have just bought the latest issue of the `Amateur Photographer` magazine which this week is a special edition dedicated to B&W photography. ...
by Ornello
Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: maximum sharpnes
Replies: 19
Views: 28462

Wot, no Pan f Plus?! :o Pan-F is very fine grained, but Ilford Delta 100 and Fuji Neopan 100 Acros may be a little sharper or about the same. Pan-F has very limited latitude. I cannot see using Pan-F when these two films excel it in many respects. I was just having a bit of fun with the Pan F line,...
by Ornello
Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: maximum sharpnes
Replies: 19
Views: 28462

Keith Tapscott. wrote:Wot, no Pan f Plus?! :o
Pan-F is very fine grained, but Ilford Delta 100 and Fuji Neopan 100 Acros may be a little sharper or about the same. Pan-F has very limited latitude. I cannot see using Pan-F when these two films excel it in many respects.
by Ornello
Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Foma and Forte: Relics of Cold War Eastern inferiority?
Replies: 32
Views: 72075

Re: slow films too

Everything I wrote above applies equally to slow and fast films. Efke/ Forte/Foma 100 speed films are nowhere near as sharp as films in the same class made by Ilford/Kodak/fuji, and suffer all the same inferiorities listed above. In fact, TMX/Delta/Acros 100 are sharper and finer grained than Efke ...
by Ornello
Sat Mar 18, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Foma and Forte: Relics of Cold War Eastern inferiority?
Replies: 32
Views: 72075

Re: maximum film quality

Kcf, to get the most out of any film, it's critical that the film is exposed and developed optimally. What is optimal will vary with the desired outcome, but in general, every film should be tested for emusion speed, and development time, and the negative's density range should be matched to the ex...
by Ornello
Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Foma and Forte: Relics of Cold War Eastern inferiority?
Replies: 32
Views: 72075

Re: Foma and Forte: Relics of Cold War Eastern inferiority?

So, why did James Bond save the world from the Soviet threat if it was only to see vastly superior Western black and white film companies such as Agfa go out of business while their grossly inferior Eastern opposite numbers, such as Forte and Foma, breathe new life? Or, is it me that does not get i...
by Ornello
Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: HC110 REPLENISHER
Replies: 2
Views: 8235

Re: HC110 REPLENISHER

Hi, I have a new unopened container of HC110 replenisher and (badly) need to develop a roll of film (Ilford HP5). I'm in a rural area and cannot get to a photo store. Does anyone have an educated guess at dilution and times for Ilford HP5? This is asking for trouble. Replensisher is much stronger t...
by Ornello
Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Developing colourslidefilm in b&w film developer
Replies: 11
Views: 17022

Thank you for your replies. I am not trying to make perfect negatives out of these films, for that I have real b&w film, but to experiment with them, some ideas on development times short, long or very long?, and perhaps other things to consider...they might come out really bad or really crazy,...