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by Jim Appleyard
Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: arista film developer
Replies: 13
Views: 14464

Keep in mind that Mr. Huff is the owner/sales rep/chief cook & bottle washer for Clayton Chemicals, the maker (to the best of my knowledge) of Arista chemistry.
by Jim Appleyard
Tue May 08, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Old formulae
Replies: 35
Views: 34891

I can't wait until he criticizes Rembrandt's work by saying, "It could have better if he used brand 'X' brush".

People like this have probably never used Rodinal and couldn't tell a Rodinal print if it fell on them.
by Jim Appleyard
Tue May 01, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Old formulae
Replies: 35
Views: 34891

Jim, use whatever dev works for *YOU*. Ignore the "experts" who say such-n-such dev doesn't work, or this-n-that dev isn't good for this. Do what *YOU* like!
by Jim Appleyard
Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:45 am
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: Seeking High Contrast results.
Replies: 34
Views: 31562

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: 104379

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: 104379

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: 31562

"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: 31562

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: 7584

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: 6920

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: 31562

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: 31562

...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: 9522

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: 9522

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.