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by pentaxpete
Mon May 08, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Developing Slide Film& Buying an enlarger
Replies: 1
Views: 3165

Developing Slide Film Etc

If you do not have much processing experience you will probably not get good results doing E6 slide processing; start on Black and White then GRADUATE to colour as I did ! The E6 chemicals are expensive and oxidise quickly in the bottles once mixed. I send my E6 slide films to dlab7.com Guernsey - v...
by pentaxpete
Mon May 08, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: push Ilford FP4+ 125
Replies: 3
Views: 4970

Push FP4

Champion 'Promicrol' is very fierce at it's recommended times but you should get 400 ASA out of the FP4 OK.
by pentaxpete
Mon May 08, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Delta 3200
Replies: 4
Views: 5351

Delta 3200

I have developed several Delta 3200 films for other people and have not yet got any dense enough negatives ! I followed the Rodinal recommendation for 1+25 - result THIN ! I tried Crawley FX37 formula for his time-result THIN !
by pentaxpete
Mon May 08, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: how long should I develop really old film?
Replies: 2
Views: 3649

Developng Old Film

Outdated films are my speciality as I get GIVEN them or buy them CHEAP ! I find the 400 ASA emulsions lose speed much quicker than the 50 ASA, so rate the 400 at 200 definitely and develop LONGER as the contrast lowers on ageing; give at least 25% MORE development; you can print through the fog leve...
by pentaxpete
Mon May 08, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: How to save my ILFORD FP4+ sheet
Replies: 4
Views: 5693

Saaaving FP4

I think you should develop for at least 50% longer time as there is the anti-halation layer you have gone through and it would cut down the light reaching the sensitive silver emulsion.
by pentaxpete
Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:17 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: i am pushing it...
Replies: 4
Views: 5324

Pushing Acros 100

Year ago 'Practical Photography' Magazine here in UK published a 'pushing' process called 'FF/DD' -Fast Film Dilute Developer which I tried and got some surprising results on some films. Try the technique: dilute a standard MQ Borax Dev. such as D76 1+4 and give it 1 hour at 68oF,agitation only ever...
by pentaxpete
Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Foma and Forte: Relics of Cold War Eastern inferiority?
Replies: 32
Views: 57284

Eastern Block Films

For many years I used the ORWO NP22 film made in the east German Agfa factory and could get 20x16" Exhibition prints out of it. I found the best developer was PH35 Formula from a 1960's magazine in UK called '35mm photography'. I made it up myself from the chemicals. I tried the ORWO NP27 400 ASA bu...
by pentaxpete
Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Anyone tried the new 'Promicrol'?
Replies: 62
Views: 160333

The 'New Promicrol'

Terry and others: found your replies, thanks all. Well, yesterday I developed some outdated Acupan 800 in it as recommended,1+14 for 19 mins and the negs came out very dense and contrasty and grain like golf balls! I will try higher dilutuions and less time as you proposed. Have the remains of one l...
by pentaxpete
Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Anyone tried the new 'Promicrol'?
Replies: 62
Views: 160333

Anyone tried the new 'Promicrol'?

Years ago (about 45 ! ) I worked at May & Baker's,Dagenham, and could get FREE Promicrol film developer powder. Then it was discontinued as the factory supplying the 'HEAP Sulphate'stopped supplying as it was carcenogenic evidently. Some years ago Champion Photochemistry (as M & B became) started su...
by pentaxpete
Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:52 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Film Reticulation
Replies: 8
Views: 12425

Reticulation

Hi folks! A Newbie on this site but an OLD snapper! Some years ago I was getting reticulation with a batch of Ilford FP4 I was using for local press work; it was supplied by the newspaper. I found it was a bad batch out of the Ilford factory. I got it using Crawley's FX18 formula, which seems to hav...
by pentaxpete
Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Processing 50 year old paper
Replies: 4
Views: 5515

Using old paper

Hi folks, I am NEW here,but an OLD SNAPPER! I have a load of old paper still to use up,which was given to me. I found it mostly goes very SOFT in contrast (Ilfospeed Grade 5 becomes Grade 0!)and the whites on AGFA go pink,same as Tetenal Speed. I have tried a Crawley print developer with benzotriazo...
by pentaxpete
Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Ilfosol S is stripping my film
Replies: 7
Views: 9020

Ilfosol stripping film

Hi, just joined this worthy group! Here is my twopennyworth; have you checked that you are in fact DILUTING the stop bath? I have heard of people stripping films as they were using acid stop bath NEAT.

Regards, Peter.