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by foolscape
Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Finally had it with Pyro.
Replies: 22
Views: 33594

Re: Finally had it with Pyro.

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
by foolscape
Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Finally had it with Pyro.
Replies: 22
Views: 33594

Re: Finally had it with Pyro.

I try not to be too demonstrative about Clayton Products when making comments in these formats but; you mention Clayton Developer, F 76+, as one you might try. I will tell you that, without exception, it has the versitility to meet any condition or application you would require. We recommend it for...
by foolscape
Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Finally had it with Pyro.
Replies: 22
Views: 33594

Re: Finally had it with Pyro.

What format are you using? Any developer will give "flat" negatives if the film is developer for too short a time for that combination. Microphen, Ethol UFG, D-76 are good choices. Ilford makes a nice variety of powdered and liquid developers: http://www.ilfordphoto.com/products/producttype.asp?n=6...
by foolscape
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Finally had it with Pyro.
Replies: 22
Views: 33594

Re: Finally had it with Pyro.

I've always mixed my own. I use PMK primarily for large format, and occasionally for medium format.
by foolscape
Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Finally had it with Pyro.
Replies: 22
Views: 33594

Finally had it with Pyro.

I've been threatening to do this for a few years, but I've finally decided to stop using PMK Pyro. I've had too many negatives ruined. I want to switch to another developer as my mainstay. I've used 510 Pyro, Pyrocat HD, Xtol, D76, F76+, HC-110, Ilfotec HC, Rodinal, Formulary 777, and Edwal 12 (plus...
by foolscape
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Shelf life of Phenidone
Replies: 12
Views: 15358

Re: Shelf life of Phenidone

IanG wrote:In my experience Phenidone has a very long shelf life, I have some Ilford Phenidone from the early 1960's that's still as good as new.

Ian
I'll make some E-72 paper developer to test it. I'm a bit perplexed, tough, because POTA only has 2 chemicals plus water at 125 degrees F.

--Gary
by foolscape
Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Pre-Aging your Fine Grain Developer
Replies: 9
Views: 12843

Re: Pre-Aging your Fine Grain Developer

I'm about to give Edwal 12 a try (made by Photographers' Formulary). I've heard that this developer also needs a little ripening. Is that true?
by foolscape
Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Shelf life of Phenidone
Replies: 12
Views: 15358

Re: Shelf life of Phenidone

Speedibrews' web site states that it no longer does mail order. I wouldn't know where to get it. I can get Microphen here in the States. Silverprint in the UK sell Celer-Stellar. http://www.silverprint.co.uk/ProductByGroup.asp?PrGrp=5016 It is probably worth sending an email to Speedibrews first fo...
by foolscape
Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Shelf life of Phenidone
Replies: 12
Views: 15358

Re: Shelf life of Phenidone

I think I have a book written by him about night photography. I'm not at home, so I can't be sure it's him, but I've seen some to the shots before.
by foolscape
Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Shelf life of Phenidone
Replies: 12
Views: 15358

Re: Shelf life of Phenidone

Speedibrews' web site states that it no longer does mail order. I wouldn't know where to get it. I can get Microphen here in the States.
by foolscape
Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Shelf life of Phenidone
Replies: 12
Views: 15358

Re: Shelf life of Phenidone

I was using Tri-X 320, but my usual night film is HP5
by foolscape
Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Shelf life of Phenidone
Replies: 12
Views: 15358

Re: Shelf life of Phenidone

I wanted to use POTA for a night scene where there was too little available light. There were lights in windows and street lights, but not enough. I shot 6 sheets. Two were done with PMK, 1 with Ilfotec-HC 1:31, and one stand developed with a diluted Ilfotec-HC. None worked. I got lovely highlights,...
by foolscape
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Shelf life of Phenidone
Replies: 12
Views: 15358

Shelf life of Phenidone

Hi all, I was attempting to develop a negative with POTA, which I mixed from chemicals on my shelf. It only has 2 ingredients: Sodium Sulfite and Phenidone. The Film Developing Cookbook says that it should have an orange color due to the oxidation of the Phenidone. My first batch was clear, so I tho...
by foolscape
Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: KennyE 777 Panthermic Developers
Replies: 5
Views: 11000

Re: KennyE 777

I've used Harvey's 777 from Photographers' Formulary. The problem is that there is some disagreement over the exact formula. There's a formula on The Unblinking Eye which uses glycin as one of its developers, and I think that's the one that PF uses, but some folks on LF.info say that there was no Gl...
by foolscape
Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: processing Rollei Retro 400 film
Replies: 6
Views: 7759

Re: processing Rollei Retro 400 film

You know, there is a coffee and vitamin C developer for film as well. It's called Caffenol. The Formula is on The Unblinking Eye. I've used it once, and it worked pretty well.

--Gary