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by Ornello
Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Stöckler formula
Replies: 31
Views: 44611

Re: mythology

The idea that 2-bath development is inherently better or worse than single bath development is pure mythology. Either approach is capable of the same results, and each has strenghths and weaknesses. If one doesn't know how to use either approach, results are sure to disappoint. Jay My experience, a...
by Ornello
Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Ilfosol S is stripping my film
Replies: 7
Views: 9513

Re: Ilfosol S is stripping my film

When I develop film everything is being stripped off the film; image, manufacturer marking, I cant even see the grain. This had happened to me before and I replaced all of my chemistry (after stripping 4 rolls of vacation pics!) and development worked just fine. When it started happening again I tr...
by Ornello
Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: XTOL or Non-Kodak and other higher-silver content films
Replies: 5
Views: 7878

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
Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Increasing Sharpness through Agitation
Replies: 20
Views: 25923

Re: Increasing Sharpness through Agitation

I've heard stories about how it was was possible to increase the sharpness of your negatives by agitating less. Anyone care to share some techniques? The film/dev i am concerned with is TMY (sheet) in XTOL stock or 1:1, processed in a large tank. People have complained that it looked too smooth so ...
by Ornello
Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Better B & W prints
Replies: 4
Views: 8017

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: 13201

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: 6186

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: 7878

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: 44611

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: 5943

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: 21436

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: 9830

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...