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by Ornello
Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Increasing Exposure Latitude in B&W 35mm film
Replies: 28
Views: 75308

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

pirateoversixty wrote:Ornello:

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

Jim M.
I thought you were the original poster. Sorry.
by Ornello
Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Increasing Exposure Latitude in B&W 35mm film
Replies: 28
Views: 75308

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

Damn! I forgot this one. Scanned B&W film will not give quality equal to printing no matter how you process it. I'm confident you're correct. I'd just like to point out that you haven't seen my enlargements. I have seen them, and intend to avoid that disappointment. Never again. A Durst 600 or ...
by Ornello
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Increasing Exposure Latitude in B&W 35mm film
Replies: 28
Views: 75308

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

Ornello: How does d-23 compare with your old favorites from Crawley? Jim M. I haven't used it in a long time. It's exactly what you need though. This will be my last response. I thought you were going to print the negatives with an enlarger. If not, I have nothing more to say. Scanned B&W film ...
by Ornello
Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Increasing Exposure Latitude in B&W 35mm film
Replies: 28
Views: 75308

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

Maybe start with 8 minutes on HP5. That's just a guess. Use grade 3, not grade 2 to print on, and work back from there to adjust the development time. 35mm negatives should have lower density in the highlights than large-format negatives, and have more shadow density. This means you should cut the ...
by Ornello
Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Increasing Exposure Latitude in B&W 35mm film
Replies: 28
Views: 75308

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

I would suggest you use D23 at half strength, as it's easy to make . . .Use at half-strength and discard after use. D23 it is then! 1) Got a suggested time from which I can test different development times? 2) the unblinking eye link proved interesting. Thanks! 3) This link just gives a Not Found e...
by Ornello
Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Increasing Exposure Latitude in B&W 35mm film
Replies: 28
Views: 75308

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

The formula known as D23 (an old Kodak formula) would be ideal for what you are trying to do. This developer produces negatives of speed and graininess comparable to Kodak D-76, without D-76's tendency to block highlights. I like the sound of this one, especially because it conforms more closely to...
by Ornello
Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Increasing Exposure Latitude in B&W 35mm film
Replies: 28
Views: 75308

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

I suggest strongly using a Metol-based developer such as D-76 or ID-11. Most other developers use phenidone or related compounds as developing agents, and these are not as sensitive to the release of bromide from the emulsion surface. In other words, Metol-based developers are best for the purpose ...
by Ornello
Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Increasing Exposure Latitude in B&W 35mm film
Replies: 28
Views: 75308

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

All latitude is for over-exposure. There is no under-exposure latitude at all. This makes much sense. I never suspected. The rest of your reply explains very well what it takes to accomplish this . Do not use Rodinal Got it! The very word will never pass my lips. Could HC-110 ever be diluted enough...
by Ornello
Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Increasing Exposure Latitude in B&W 35mm film
Replies: 28
Views: 75308

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

I would like your recommendations for increasing the exposure latitude of Kodak and Ilford B&W 35mm film I shoot 35mm roll film and cannot control the light on every subject I photograph. With standard processing, the 400TX data sheet's Characteristic Curve seems to have an exposure latitude of...
by Ornello
Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Ultrafine Extreme 400
Replies: 8
Views: 24298

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 anothe...
by Ornello
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Ultrafine Extreme 400
Replies: 8
Views: 24298

Re: Ultrafine Extreme 400

Why am I using an off-brand film. Possibly because some of us retired fixed income folk have to make some compromises if we want to continue our distractions. It is very reasonably priced, it isn't that bad a product, and other shooters have had a good experience with it. Any film is usable if you ...
by Ornello
Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Ultrafine Extreme 400
Replies: 8
Views: 24298

Re: Ultrafine Extreme 400

pirateoversixty wrote:Has anyone analyzed this film to determine who the manufacturer might be? Been using the 120 with so-so success. the backing paper sure says Ilford.
jim
Why are you using some off-brand film?
by Ornello
Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: FX39
Replies: 22
Views: 43328

Re: FX39

dfbldwn wrote:I hope you let us know how your tests come out with the new FX39.
I don't expect it to be any different.
by Ornello
Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: FX39
Replies: 22
Views: 43328

FX39

Freestyle has the FX39 developer, now made by Adox. I ordered some.
by Ornello
Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Pan F+ in HC 110
Replies: 10
Views: 39347

Re: Pan F+ in HC 110

Which dilution, and time? How old was the developer? Don't be sure it was underdeveloped until you print it!