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by Jim Appleyard
Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:45 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Seeking High Contrast results.
Replies: 34
Views: 30660

Re: I don't care if people call me trite...

[quote="Greg Winterflood" Also, Jim Appleyard might like to see there, a photo of the antihalation dye I retrieved from a pre wash of the first roll of efke film I attempted to develop. I botched loading it onto a Patterson reel in a foggy darkroom, but got some vague images. I've since improved the...
by Jim Appleyard
Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Ansel Adams - Which Book?
Replies: 96
Views: 101018

And what makes you an authority? What is your education///background// in photography?
by Jim Appleyard
Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Ansel Adams - Which Book?
Replies: 96
Views: 101018

I thought this forum might be good, but I guess not.
by Jim Appleyard
Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Seeking High Contrast results.
Replies: 34
Views: 30660

"The high-contrast look is extremely trite, and was old hat by 1970."

In YOUR opinion.
by Jim Appleyard
Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Seeking High Contrast results.
Replies: 34
Views: 30660

Who's to say Analog hasn't already perfected his/her skills??? Maybe this person just simply want to have fun with photography. Who says the negs are ruined? Maybe Analog *WANTS* them that way? Who cares if you've been there, done that? What does it matter to you, Ornello? Are his/her high contrast ...
by Jim Appleyard
Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Diluting D-76 beyond 1-1: What is the purpose?
Replies: 6
Views: 7107

D-76 1+3 works well with slow fims in 35mm and faster films with larger formats. At least that's how it works for me. I've done quite a bit of Pan-F with the 1+3 dilution; some APX 100 in 120 size. Both look good.
by Jim Appleyard
Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: out of date arista.edu 50
Replies: 6
Views: 6650

Well, the holy hot rod works fine for me. I use 1+75 for 15 min at an EI of 32; great negs.

I've also had good luck with D-76, 1+3. I think that was 15 min as well.
by Jim Appleyard
Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:02 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Seeking High Contrast results.
Replies: 34
Views: 30660

1+24, or more commonly, 1+25 is a standard Rodinal dilution. 1+10 is what I've read on other forums to increase contrast. Sorry, I can't give you a time, you'll have to experiment. Please try your bottle of Rodinal on test film first. It's probably fine, but a test roll is a cheap way to find out. A...
by Jim Appleyard
Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Seeking High Contrast results.
Replies: 34
Views: 30660

...but it's new to analog.life. Geez, let the guy experiment. Yes, you can control contrast in the printing stage (easier to control), or you can process the film as high contrast. You can try Rodinal (yup, still made) at something like 1+10. Or Dektol at 1+9. It may take you more than the roll you ...
by Jim Appleyard
Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Rodinal Dilution for efke R100
Replies: 12
Views: 9151

Anyway... by the time you get to 1:100, 1+100, 1+99 it's going to make very little difference. I need to correct my previous post: I've never shot Efke 100, only the 25. However, the statement about Rodinal lasting a long time is still true and Efke 100 in Rodinal should still be a nice combo at the...
by Jim Appleyard
Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:14 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Rodinal Dilution for efke R100
Replies: 12
Views: 9151

The great thing about Rodinal is that the concentrate in the bottle lasts for decades and you can use any dilution you like; 1+25, 1+50 or 1+100. Some folks use 1+75.

I like the 1+100 dilution for 16 min with Efke 25 at an EI of 20.

Don't worry about using the stuff up.
by Jim Appleyard
Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:24 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: How do you go about making you own developer?
Replies: 5
Views: 6378

Good article, if not quite brand new, on cost of devs:
http://unblinkingeye.com/Articles/Devel ... /cost.html

Lots of other good info there as well.
by Jim Appleyard
Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:29 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: How do you go about making you own developer?
Replies: 5
Views: 6378

Grab a copy of Anchell's "The Darkroom Cookbook" (thru internet bookstores or you local library). Lots of recipes in there.

A scale is best, but I mostly use kitchen teaspoons to measure out my chems.

Have fun!
by Jim Appleyard
Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Old formulae
Replies: 35
Views: 33807

Meritol was a combo of PPD and catechol. Scouring other formus I found that 7g of PPD and 9g of catechol was equal to the 16g of Meritol. Thus: MCM 100 Sod. sulfite 88g PPD 7g Catechol 9g Borax 2.3g TSP 6.9g (Fromulary's version uses on 3g) Pot Bro. 0.2g (Formulary use 1g) Formulary adds 15g of citr...
by Jim Appleyard
Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: 777 Panthermic developer
Replies: 4
Views: 7765

Yes, 777 has been around for years, but it is not a waste of time to use it. Photographers for decades have used it to get great results. It's a developer like any other developer and takes a bit of time and effort to nail down your EI's and times.