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by tornredcarpet
Sat Dec 24, 2005 6:49 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: concert light metering and exposure
Replies: 2
Views: 4304

Re: concert light metering and exposure

Question for Jon Mided. I was able to incident meter a stage show last night and I was getting 5.6 for 6400, 6.3 for 3200 in the spotlight. Would you expose for that reading, yourself? That is, are concerts a situation where you expose for the highlights and not for the shadows? Or is the spotlight...
by tornredcarpet
Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Neopan 1600 ---> 3200 w/ Microdol-X
Replies: 8
Views: 9248

Re: Not Worthless

D-76 is not only not worthless, it is still a very good developer for general use (plus, it does not have to be mixed 5L at a time). And in this case, for pushing Neopan 1600. But Neopan 1600 is not the best film to push. It really is not a very pushable film. Any of the other high speed B&W films ...
by tornredcarpet
Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:30 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Film Reticulation
Replies: 8
Views: 12415

Reticulation is caused by a swollen emulsion (be it from long periods in water or in very warm water) suddenly shrinking by exposure to very cold water.
i.e. try reticulating glass. =P It shatters into a very distinct pattern.
by tornredcarpet
Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Help in times for Push Processing
Replies: 1
Views: 3811

first, what kind of film is it?
by tornredcarpet
Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Developing TMY as positive
Replies: 9
Views: 10377

again, another retarded reply.
by tornredcarpet
Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:53 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Film Reticulation
Replies: 8
Views: 12415

what's the temperature difference? you could try a 20 degree C difference by using 30 degree stop bath and 10 degree fixer (ice bath)
by tornredcarpet
Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:55 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Neopan 1600 ---> 3200 w/ Microdol-X
Replies: 8
Views: 9248

toss your old d-76. It's worthless.
Buy a 5L bag of XTOL. It's $9 at a store near you.
Also buy a 5 gallon paint mixing barrel, and enough lightproof (preferably the amber ones) jars to carry all of the XTOL.
by tornredcarpet
Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:51 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: looking for help with agitation and developed film
Replies: 5
Views: 7157

Re: looking for help with agitation and developed film

hello Im new and have just did a few rolls of 120 film, I cant process these till monday (today is friday) is there a way I should store them? I have a load of unprocessed colour films too, should these be kept a certain way? Ive noticed people agitate differently, is there a recommended method? is...
by tornredcarpet
Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:39 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Neopan 1600 ---> 3200 w/ Microdol-X
Replies: 8
Views: 9248

It's not recommended to push with fine-grained developers, which tend to reduce speed. If you do try to push, you're going to have a helluvalotta loss of shadow detail. Sorry, but you do have to sacrifice speed for grain. Maybe try XTOL for a compromise? Microdol is just not the right developer for ...
by tornredcarpet
Tue Oct 18, 2005 4:44 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: increasing sharpness with Classic Pan 400
Replies: 4
Views: 6661

Try XTOL... it's a bit sharper.

BTW, tell us your development/agitation procedures.
by tornredcarpet
Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:58 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Problems with Pan-Film
Replies: 1
Views: 4200

Mind describing the condition of the negs?
What exactly do you see on the negs?
Is there the text "Kodak" and "PX-125" on it?
by tornredcarpet
Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:23 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Difference between T-max / X-tall developers
Replies: 3
Views: 6189

T-Max and T-Max RS developer are particularly high-speed developers and are usually good to push with. But you got to have consistency of the gods to get it to work right if you're doing it by hand (in other words, save yourself the trouble and get yourself a machine processor). I'm sure there are p...
by tornredcarpet
Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Water bath pre-soak
Replies: 2
Views: 5466

Oh, what type of development are you talking about?
In small tank, I don't think it matters (i usually add it in anyways).
On the other hand, water baths can be a really easy way to reduce contrast... no pulling required, which means less blocked highlights!
by tornredcarpet
Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Water bath pre-soak
Replies: 2
Views: 5466

Water bath pre-soak

I discovered that when using a water bath pre-soak in filtered water, I lose a bit of contrast, but get much more consistent development.

For T-grain film, I simply increased development time by 10% and that rectified the problem for me.
by tornredcarpet
Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Increasing Sharpness through Agitation
Replies: 20
Views: 24704

Another point I want to bring up. Reducing agitation has bound to require increasing development time for the same development... what's a good multiplier? I.e. My agitation is continuously the first 30 secs (stand for rest of the first minute), then 5 secs (3 inversions for small tank) every 30 sec...