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Moersch Photochemie

Postby pirateoversixty » Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:54 pm

Moersch seems to be gaining some traction here in the States. Wondering if anybody here has some hands-on experience with Moersch developers and/or toners. The website galleries have some really beautiful examples. Robert Vonk, anything to contribute on this subject?
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Re: Moersch Photochemie

Postby Keith Tapscott. » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:14 am

I have not tried any of his products personally, but he seems to have a large array of specialist processes for sale on his website and there are plenty of images of his work on Flickr along with technical details there.

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Re: Moersch Photochemie

Postby Fotohuis » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:56 am

Tanol, Finol. But comparing Finol to Pyrocat-HD(C) it is not so different. And Pyrocat-HD(C) you can also use in rotary development.

http://gallery.fotohuisrovo.nl/thumbnails.php?album=10

The disadvantage for Pyro type developers for me is that it is not 1:1 working anymore with my Split Grade system from Heiland. This is due to the colorizing of the negative which is different for each type/brand of film.
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Re: Moersch Photochemie

Postby KennyE » Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:57 am

Yes, I agree with Fotohuis:

Finol has little advantage over Pyrocat HD(C).

I have ask those persons that stated that they have used Finol and have found it to be a great developer, have also told me that they had not used Pyrocat HD(C) prior to using Finol. So I question its overall performance. I am sure it is a good product. Yet can the expense be over looked when PF is offering Pyrocat HD(C) at a lesser cost, minus shipment cost.

If I come across some Finol locally here in Michigan, I will give it a test. But I too, like Keith, have reviewed his work on Flickr. Good stuff, yet the soles of my feet, are not burning up quite yet. We shall wait and see.


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Re: Moersch Photochemie

Postby Fotohuis » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:53 pm

I am selling out Finol: Eur. 2,- for 2x100ml.
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Re: Moersch Photochemie

Postby pirateoversixty » Thu May 21, 2015 11:04 pm

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.
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Re: Moersch Photochemie

Postby Fotohuis » Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:31 am

The disadvantage for Pyro type developers for me is that it is not 1:1 working anymore with my Split Grade system from Heiland. This is due to the colorizing of the negative which is different for each type/brand of film.
In the mean time fixed with the Split Grade software V3,2 A where you can add the parameters for the film compensation when working with Pyro type developers.
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