Finally had it with Pyro.

Film Photography & Darkroom discussion

Moderator: Keith Tapscott.

foolscape
Posts: 181
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:01 am
Location: Portland, Oregon
Contact:

Re: Finally had it with Pyro.

Postby foolscape » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:49 am

Ornello wrote:I don't see any reason why D-76, HC-110, DK-50, DK-60a (are these still made?) or any of the Ilford products won't work well for you.
. All but DK-50 and DK-60a are still made, but I have the raw chemicals for them.

--Gary


Ornello
Posts: 832
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:49 am

Re: Finally had it with Pyro.

Postby Ornello » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:04 am

foolscape wrote:
Ornello wrote:I don't see any reason why D-76, HC-110, DK-50, DK-60a (are these still made?) or any of the Ilford products won't work well for you.
. All but DK-50 and DK-60a are still made, but I have the raw chemicals for them.

--Gary
I used to use DK-50 for sheet film, especially the fast Royal Pan and Royal-X Pan, in high school. I think we used it 1:1 but I'm not sure.

Again, only in miniature work is the developer a significant factor, and with today's films it is much less than it used to be.

Keith Tapscott.
Posts: 506
Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:58 am
Location: Plymouth, England.

Re: Finally had it with Pyro.

Postby Keith Tapscott. » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:31 am

Ilford's own developers are very good from the tried and trusted ID-11 (D-76), Microphen and their excellent DD-X.
For optimum image resolution and quality if a small loss of film speed can be acepted, try Perceptol diluted 1+1.
For further information, download the fact-sheets from Ilford's own website.

If you are only contact printing 8x10, I would opt for DD-X.

Keith Tapscott.
Posts: 506
Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:58 am
Location: Plymouth, England.

Re: Finally had it with Pyro.

Postby Keith Tapscott. » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:35 am

Lowell Huff wrote:Kenny
I am a scientist not a photographer. I am a manufacturer not a experimenter. What scientific information would you like to know about your "brew?" I don't need the "brew" because I would rather look at a 1 liter mix and a 21 step wedge of the curve produced on a TriX or HP5 film when processed as the film manufacturer says it should be.

Other than you, what is the demand for your "brew?" What science makes your "brew" unique?

Issac Azamoff said" its not that I believe all scientists to be correct but non scientists to be wrong."
Lowell
Science or alchemy? That is the question.
I love those two ISO 400 films you mentioned.

pentaxpete
Posts: 86
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:19 am
Location: BRENTWOOD,Essex,(UK)

Re: Finally had it with Pyro.

Postby pentaxpete » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:10 am

Kenny EI follow your writings with great interest as i love making up my own developers and have some 'Glycin' in a small bottle in my cupboard in my darkroom so must have a look soon to see what 'colour' it is ! I have also made up Kodak DK50 to the formula and used it 1+1 as I read it has a low fog level for outdated films, but I have not done any great Exhibition Size enlargements from those negs to see the grain structure - seems to work OK though -- please keep adding to your writings -- wish you were in England -- we could have a 'Cup of Tea' together and chat 'Formulae' -----
regards --- Peter
Got COMPUTERISED and 'slightly Digitised Pentax K10D' but FILM STILL RULES !

KennyE
Posts: 98
Joined: Thu May 23, 2013 6:49 am
Location: Waterford, Michigan USA

Re: Finally had it with Pyro.

Postby KennyE » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:17 pm

Peter, due to my past line of work. I am not permitted to leave the US. I am confined to border cities in Mexico or Canada. I requested permission to go to England, and I am awaiting a reply. With the world being as it is, they may refuse me. I assured them that there is nothing in my head, that anyone would want. But it is hard to change some minds.

I have not been to England since the 1970's, and there are many of my friends there that I long to see, when I had a flat on Drakefell Rd. in London.

But they want me to keep my bunn here in America, so that they have little to worry about.

Yet I am hoping to go there in the next eleven months or so. Government willing.

Thank You


KennyE

KennyE
Posts: 98
Joined: Thu May 23, 2013 6:49 am
Location: Waterford, Michigan USA

Re: Finally had it with Pyro.

Postby KennyE » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:20 pm

Hello:

I have not forgotten you guys, it is just that I am working on my new formula, and it is just taking longer than I thought.


Thank You


KennyE

pentaxpete
Posts: 86
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:19 am
Location: BRENTWOOD,Essex,(UK)

Re: Finally had it with Pyro.

Postby pentaxpete » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:20 am

Awaiting your results with bated breath!
Got COMPUTERISED and 'slightly Digitised Pentax K10D' but FILM STILL RULES !


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest