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by Ornello
Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Better B & W prints
Replies: 4
Views: 7655

Re: Better B & W prints

Been printing B&W 30 years. My prints are looking duller than they used to. Is it only because of the lack of silver in new films? I want the sparkle back. Tell us exactly what you are doing, what films, papers, and developers you are using, and what equipment, in complete detail. Otherwise, it's i...
by Ornello
Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Best Developer for Kodak Tri-X?
Replies: 4
Views: 12706

Re: Best Developer for Kodak Tri-X?

Julian Goldswain wrote:Hi all,

I cannot import Kodak Microdol x cost effectively, and would like to know what the next best developer is for Kodak Tri X
Any suggestions welcome

Regards
Julian Goldswain
Almost any popular film developer is suitable for Tri-X. D-76 is a good beginning point.
by Ornello
Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Does the silver become silver metal by the Bromide or develo
Replies: 2
Views: 5898

Re: Does the silver become silver metal by the Bromide or de

AJIce wrote:I was wondering wheter the electron from the Bromide created silver metal to for the "latent image" or whether the developer created the silver metal.
The decomposition of silver halide into silver and halogen begins with light, and is amplified by the developer.
by Ornello
Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: XTOL or Non-Kodak and other higher-silver content films
Replies: 5
Views: 7478

Re: XTOL or Non-Kodak and other higher-silver content films

I teach at The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. We have been using XTOL since the word came down about the KODAK films a year-and-a-half to two years ago. At this time I seem to recall a list of those films that did not reduce the silver content. Does anyone know where I could find such a list? ...
by Ornello
Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:54 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Stöckler formula
Replies: 31
Views: 42783

Re: Stöckler formula

I have come across an old film developer created by Leica's Heinrich Stöckler in the 30'ies. It is a two-bath developer, and the purpose is said to address partly the roll-films challenge of varying contrast and partly the fact that exposure meters were rare among the public at that time, which res...
by Ornello
Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Processing 50 year old paper
Replies: 4
Views: 5557

Re: Processing 50 year old paper

I want to use some 50-60 year old paper. I've collected a sampling of some of the great old papers and want to print using them. In the past I've gotten beautiful prints from 75 year old contact speed paper, but this batch is all projection paper. I'd appreciate ideas from anyone who has done this,...
by Ornello
Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: optimal developer for FP4+
Replies: 13
Views: 20335

Re: optimal developer for FP4+

milhouse wrote:what is in your oppinion the most suitable developer for ilford 125 fp4+ film? i'm looking for fine grain, long tonal scale and economy.
Almost any developer works well with medium-speed films. I like Acutol and D-76 and UFG.
by Ornello
Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Neopan 1600 ---> 3200 w/ Microdol-X
Replies: 8
Views: 9308

Re: Neopan 1600 ---> 3200 w/ Microdol-X

Hey guys. I'm new to the forums, yeah whatever yatta yatta ya. Okay, here's my deal. I've got a couple of rolls of Neopan 1600 that I shot at 3200 with the intention of pushing. Now, I've never actually pushed film before (not on purpose, anyway), but I know how to do it. I've got myself a litre of...