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by Ornello
Wed May 23, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: FX39
Replies: 14
Views: 20319

Re: FX39

Ornello Many folks are hung up about grain in the print. My personal favorite sizes are 5x7 and 11x14. Though I tend to shoot more 120 than 35mm, what can I expect from 400-speed traditional film in either format? TIA Jim M. With good technique, even with very fast films, grain is not obtrusive. Mo...
by Ornello
Sat May 12, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: 120 Tri-x @ 1600 in HC-110
Replies: 15
Views: 12271

Re: 120 Tri-x @ 1600 in HC-110

Jim Appleyard wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 8:46 am
Yup, NOTHING can be done! Try-X, Diafine, EI 1000
Not sure what this is supposed to prove, if anything.
by Ornello
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Ars imago FD & lomography film
Replies: 1
Views: 1273

Re: Ars imago FD & lomography film

Now there's a shot in the dark!
by Ornello
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: FX39
Replies: 14
Views: 20319

Re: FX39

Unfortunately, Fuji 100 Acros will be discontinued this year. So I have heard. I hardly ever use it, but thought I'd try it since I got a nice new(ish) 50mm Summilux-R, 1998 version. Most of my photography is done with fast films. FP4 Plus, Delta 100, and T-Max 100 are all excellent, but again, I d...
by Ornello
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: FX39
Replies: 14
Views: 20319

Re: FX39

OK, folks, the testing is progressing. These times are for grade 3 filtration on Ilford MG IV paper, using a condenser enlarger. Dilution 1 + 17 (NOT 1+9!!!!!!!) The dilution given by Crawley is way too low! Suggested times at 68F/20C: Kodak T-Max 400.....9 minutes HP5 Plus........8.5 minutes Kodak ...
by Ornello
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: 120 Tri-x @ 1600 in HC-110
Replies: 15
Views: 12271

Re: 120 Tri-x @ 1600 in HC-110

Jim Appleyard: I don't think Ornello really believes what he is saying here. There is obviously too much evidence to the contrary concerning pushing film two stops and beyond. Either he is having fun by provoking an argument or he simply refuses to look at prints and negs that are produced by filmt...
by Ornello
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Kodak 2302 in Ilfotec LC29
Replies: 3
Views: 2433

Re: Kodak 2302 in Ilfotec LC29

Jaro wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:14 pm
True, however some people use it for general photography @EI 6, 12 or 24.
I'm sure it could be done, but there are other films far more suitable.
by Ornello
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Ilford Hypam
Replies: 2
Views: 1484

Re: Ilford Hypam

1 + 9 should be plenty strong for paper. That's what I use. 2-4 minutes is all you need. Was the fixer fresh?
by Ornello
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Kodak 2302 in Ilfotec LC29
Replies: 3
Views: 2433

Re: Kodak 2302 in Ilfotec LC29

That is a very slow, blue-sensitive print film, much like an enlarging paper emulsion. Not suitable for conventional photography. It's a lab film, used to make cinema projection prints. Technical data here: https://www.kodak.com/uploadedfiles/motion/US_plugins_acrobat_en_motion_products_lab_h1so302....
by Ornello
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: 120, D-76 (1:1), Tri-X 400 Underexposed
Replies: 3
Views: 3501

Re: 120, D-76 (1:1), Tri-X 400 Underexposed

You say 'dark'. Do you mean the negatives? It could be overexposure!
by Ornello
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: FX39
Replies: 14
Views: 20319

Re: FX39

pirateoversixty wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:53 pm
Ornello
Many folks are hung up about grain in the print. My personal favorite sizes are 5x7 and 11x14. Though I tend to shoot more 120 than 35mm, what can I expect from 400-speed traditional film in either format?
TIA
Jim M.
Great sharpness!
by Ornello
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: 120 Tri-x @ 1600 in HC-110
Replies: 15
Views: 12271

Re: 120 Tri-x @ 1600 in HC-110

You have under-exposed your film. Nothing can be done. Very, very helpful. Well, what do you want me to do? Lie? Nothing can be done. Perhaps this will help the OP to understand: http://pubs.rsna.org/doi/pdf/10.1148/radiographics.16.6.8946547 "Exposures below the recording threshold of the film (th...
by Ornello
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: FX39
Replies: 14
Views: 20319

Re: FX39

FX-39 seems to be appearing more often on some forums as developer of choice. Curious to read what you think of it. jim Just this past week I shot some test frames. The development times given are way too long, and dilution way too strong. Prints were made using filtration equivalent to Multigrade ...
by Ornello
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: FX39
Replies: 14
Views: 20319

Re: FX39

I discovered that there is a new formulation of FX-39, intended to improved stability and shipping in cold weather. I processed some film Wednesday night (Tri-X and T-Max 400) at 1+14 for 7.5 minutes. I made some prints Friday, and the negatives seem a little too vigorous to print on grade 3, so I w...
by Ornello
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: 120 Tri-x @ 1600 in HC-110
Replies: 15
Views: 12271

Re: 120 Tri-x @ 1600 in HC-110

Tri-X (TX) is a 400 speed film. This has been set by Kodak. TX likes to be exposed at or near 400, depending on lighting conditions and personal taste. When you expose TX at an EI other than 400, (EI is exposure index, not the same as ISO. If you have your meter set at 400, but shoot TX at another ...