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by foolscape
Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: processing Rollei Retro 400 film
Replies: 6
Views: 8041

Re: processing Rollei Retro 400 film

I accidentally developed paper in a film developer once. The results were awful. There is a reason why developers are labled "Film," and "Paper." The "universal" developers don't give you the best results. I agree with Ornello. Why would you want to do such a thing?
by foolscape
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Are you looking for Lithographic Developers formulas
Replies: 11
Views: 12084

Re: Are you looking for Lithographic Developers formulas

I occasionally do Lith Printing. Would you happen to know if these formulas would work for that? If you had their trade names, I may be able to figure it out. I'd love to have a longer lasting solution.

Thanks!
--Gary
by foolscape
Mon May 27, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Rodinal, its true story and formula.
Replies: 35
Views: 65710

Re: Rodinal, its true story and formula.

I'm glad that you are passionate about this slice of photographic history. It isn't rare that some foul deeds were done by pioneers of new technologies. To whom goes the patents also goes the spoils. But, to answer your question "What would you think? What would you do?" I would say, "Things happen,...
by foolscape
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: selenium toning
Replies: 3
Views: 7568

Re: selenium toning

My own preference is to wash the paper thoroughly and to use a final rinse in ADOX AG-STAB which was formerly known as Agfa Sistan. This solution also slightly enhances the density of the blacks. Sistan is a silver image stabilizer which enhances the archival properties of the paper without the col...
by foolscape
Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Good News for Analogue Photography.
Replies: 2
Views: 5900

Re: Good News for Analogue Photography.

I have to agree. Our B & W photographic chemistry business is growing at a rate that I have not seen for several years. It is probablly because we make GREAT products that have a high user value and the lack of suppliers that can compete with us at this level. Lowell Huff Clayton Chemical I'm glad ...
by foolscape
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Kodak TMZ discontinued
Replies: 1
Views: 5030

Re: Kodak TMZ discontinued

I've never used it, but I've seen people use the grain effect to their advantage. The method was to shoot with a wide angle so that the image you wanted was a small part of the center, then crop out just about everything by extending the enlarger head as far as possible fromthe easle.

--Gary
by foolscape
Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Kodak to Sell Film Business
Replies: 2
Views: 5728

Re: Kodak to Sell Film Business

So, what will kodak have left?

--Gary
by foolscape
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: FB Paper Question
Replies: 4
Views: 7958

Re: FB Paper Question

What developer are you using? The Fomabrom is excellent with amidol as a developer. With standard developers it is still good, but not as good as the Adox. You can get much better results with the Adox MCC without having to use amidol. There was a time that I really wanted to use amidol, and did so ...
by foolscape
Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Arista Premium 100
Replies: 2
Views: 5302

Re: Arista Premium 100

Freestyle Photo's Web site shows it as 8.5 minutes, but I'm assuming that means that it was shot at 100. A quick comparison on their film developing chart showed that it seemed to match Plus-X.

--Gary
by foolscape
Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: End of the glass plate negatives
Replies: 13
Views: 15338

Re: End of the glass plate negatives

FatBear wrote:Makes me wish I still had my Linhof ...

--Brian
Buy another one. It could be fun.

--Gary
by foolscape
Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: End of the glass plate negatives
Replies: 13
Views: 15338

Re: End of the glass plate negatives

I just bought a couple of old glass plate holders, and I'm looking forward to coating some glass plates for them. I have some Liquid Light, and I seem to remember from somewhere that you have to coat them with gelatin first so that the emulsion will stick.

--Gary
by foolscape
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: I just wonder
Replies: 7
Views: 9546

Re: I just wonder

Kodak's marketing folks relentlessly pursued the consumer market, and since most pictures never make it over 4x6, those cameras seemed like a sound decision. Lots of folks, believe it or not, bought them. That's why thrift stores are chock full of them these days. The interesting thing was that they...
by foolscape
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: medium format, large format: is 'more' necessarily more...?
Replies: 6
Views: 9814

Re: medium format, large format: is 'more' necessarily more.

Yes, Michael and Paula Smith are selling an Azo-like paper called Lodima. I think, however that the question was about 4x5, which hardly make usable contact prints. The cameras in question are both pretty much equal. You could choose either and be OK. If you intend to do landscape photography, you m...
by foolscape
Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: The End Of Kodak?
Replies: 11
Views: 12766

Re: The End Of Kodak?

It would be great if they go under; then maybe DuPont or some other company with some sanity will buy the remnants of the company up and continue and expand film offerings. Rochester, NY doesn't agree, and I'm not so sure about DuPont, either. They abandoned their photography business in the 1970s,...
by foolscape
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: The End Of Kodak?
Replies: 11
Views: 12766

Re: The End Of Kodak?

According to Kodak, their film division is still profitable.

--Gary