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by Jim Appleyard
Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Fortepan 400 in D-76: will 1:1 dilution work?
Replies: 2
Views: 6020

Yes, 19 min, D-76, 1+1, EI 160, NOT 50 as I said in my last post; I must have been thinking of Forte 100.

This is the slowest film I've ever seen. My remaining rolls are now demoted to ageing new batches of Diafine.

I never got to like this film, but Forte 100 was a decent product.
by Jim Appleyard
Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Fortepan 400 in D-76: will 1:1 dilution work?
Replies: 2
Views: 6020

Yes, you can do this, but IIRC the time is arround 19 min and an EI of 50!

I'll lookmy times and report back.
by Jim Appleyard
Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: request for Thermometer suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 9452

With b/w film, being in the ballpark with your temp is fine. It doesn't have to be exact, but the closer you can get all chems to your desired temp, the better.

I've always had good luck with the cheap Kodak glass thermos.
by Jim Appleyard
Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: What`s In A Name?
Replies: 2
Views: 5531

Just ordered more Rodinal from Freestyle. Should be here @ the end of the week. I wonder what name will be on the label. However, it doesn't matter as long as the product is the same.
by Jim Appleyard
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: drying negatives
Replies: 6
Views: 10893

Read this thread, in particular, Photo Engineer's post. He's retired from Kodak and knows his stuff.

http://www.apug.org/forums/forum37/4491 ... flo-2.html
by Jim Appleyard
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: drying negatives
Replies: 6
Views: 10893

Kitty, DO NOT use dish detergent! What a stupid thing to recommend to someone! Dish detergents contain dyes, alcohols and who knows what other things that may be harmful to your film. Get some Kodak Photo-flo or the equivilent. You took time to create the images before you. Do you want your negs to ...
by Jim Appleyard
Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Your first Camera and film.
Replies: 12
Views: 64087

My VERY first camera was a Kodak Hawkeye Instamatic II. It took 126 film and I loaded it with b/w, probably Verichrome, and had them processed at the drug store. It was cool to get little square b/w prints back with wavy edges. Still have the camera, too. Next was a Ricoh rangefinder in HS photo cla...
by Jim Appleyard
Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: neopan 1600 @ 3200 dev time
Replies: 22
Views: 26860

"Grain for grain's sake has been done for so long...it's just trite and pointless."

Not to Mr. Chop.
by Jim Appleyard
Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Book recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 11164

Not books, but hepful websites:

http://www.unblinkingeye.com/ go to articles

http://www.rogerandfrances.com/ the photo school may be helpful
by Jim Appleyard
Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Christmas.
Replies: 1
Views: 4672

Thank you, Keith, and the same to you!
by Jim Appleyard
Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: the best developer
Replies: 12
Views: 31914

If you're going to try a new dev, don't try it on the rolls you just took in Europe. Do test rolls first!
by Jim Appleyard
Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: FX2 developer
Replies: 11
Views: 20552

Save your effort, he won't understand.
by Jim Appleyard
Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: neopan 1600-true speed
Replies: 3
Views: 7165

Reminds me of when Kodak VR1000 color neg film came out. I was working in a pro lab that also did amateur work. The first roll we got in was shot outside on a cloudless, bright, sunny day in Feb. with lots of snow. Go figure. I haven't used this film, but like you, I've read where is about 800 speed...
by Jim Appleyard
Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Old Glycin
Replies: 2
Views: 5527

I wouldn't bother. It won't give the results you'd get from fresh glycin. It can give a bit of a warm look on paper, but your contrast will be lower and your print ends up looking like you snatched it out of the dev too quickly. There just isn't the strength left in it to do the job. It's a shame as...
by Jim Appleyard
Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Fuji Neopan 400: In the same league as Tri-X or HP5?
Replies: 9
Views: 12386

Yes, it's good stuff. I shoot quite a bit of it and I've never had a QC problem with it, but neither have I had a problem with Kodak or Ilford. When you buy one of these three films it's like buying chocolate ice cream. You've got Breyers, you've got Ben & Jerry's. Both are great, both might be a li...