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06-06-2011, 09:13 AM   #1966
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QuoteOriginally posted by fs999 Quote
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I am very interrested in your profile !
I noticed when I did a sort of semi-stand in Rodinal at 18min that has frequent "regular" agitation, my results were very consistent. The very slow, twisting agitation people use for the 1-hour stand just seems like it can cause laminar flow. So I thought lets try a good turbulent agitation more frequently.

So on my last attempt, I applied 3 "regular" agitations every minute for the first 5 minutes. I let it stand in a cooler full of 20C water filled up to the cap of the developing tank since it was a warm day. At the 30 minute mark, I agitated again 3 times. At the 45 minute mark, I agitated 3 times yet again.

I'll develop more film that way to test it out. Note when I had uneven development before it was random and didn't affect all frames on the roll just some of them. I think the gap between wraps on the spool may sometimes be tight and developer can have a hard time replenishing itself without a decent agitation. But that's a guess.


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06-06-2011, 02:35 PM   #1967
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Thank you Tuco ! I will try this !
But won't the grain be more visible when agitating more ?
And has this an impact on contrast or shadow details ?
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Thank you Tuco ! I will try this !
But won't the grain be more visible when agitating more ?
And has this an impact on contrast or shadow details ?
Well, Rodinal is best with slow and medium films in terms of keeping the grain down. I didn't see any excess grain with that 100TMX. As a matter of fact, I was impressed how little there was. And I also posted that 400TX done at the same time. A little more grain with 400TX than usual. But normally I'd only use 100 films and 400TMY at most with Rodinal. I was just finishing off that 400TX roll that I started 6 months ago and didn't even remember what was on it.

So go back a page and look at the baseball stadium and that little girl shot and see what you think and bear in mind I applied a vignette in post with that girl shot to help draw attention to her.

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06-06-2011, 09:36 PM   #1969
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First LF shot

Ok I have to post it. My first ever LF shot

Chamonix 45-N2, Nikkor 180/5.6 Ilford FP4+ Pyrocat 1+1+100



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QuoteOriginally posted by lbenac Quote
Ok I have to post it. My first ever LF shot

Chamonix 45-N2, Nikkor 180/5.6 Ilford FP4+ Pyrocat 1+1+100


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Cool!
Lots of detail, look forward to seeing what you can do with the camera.
06-06-2011, 10:18 PM   #1971
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QuoteOriginally posted by lbenac Quote
Ok I have to post it. My first ever LF shot

Chamonix 45-N2, Nikkor 180/5.6 Ilford FP4+ Pyrocat 1+1+100




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06-06-2011, 11:20 PM   #1972
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QuoteOriginally posted by lbenac Quote
Ok I have to post it. My first ever LF shot

Chamonix 45-N2, Nikkor 180/5.6 Ilford FP4+ Pyrocat 1+1+100

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Congrats.
06-07-2011, 12:30 AM   #1973
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QuoteOriginally posted by lbenac Quote
Ok I have to post it. My first ever LF shot

Chamonix 45-N2, Nikkor 180/5.6 Ilford FP4+ Pyrocat 1+1+100
Luc, please don't do that to me. I find it tempting enough to try a view camera, I don't want to see such nice pictures taken with one. Those luscious tones, this biting sharpness and that silky smooth bokeh could decide me to buy one.

BTW, how do you like the Chamonix? I hear it's quite good.

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I got an Epson 3200 scanner second hand on the Bay, and have been testing it this weekend. Some lessons learned: I need a better film holder and to check the focal plane. I think some anti-reflection glass and a custom holder from 0.5mm polystyrene will be a project at some point in the next month. I also need to be more paranoid about cleaning the calibration area - I got small green lines on some scans. Apart from that, I'm happy - it should do what I want and at a good price! Only other gotcha was with Vuescan - auto compression on Tiffs means no compression for files above 12 Bits/colour channel? What?!?

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QuoteOriginally posted by flaneur Quote
Luc, please don't do that to me. I find it tempting enough to try a view camera, I don't want to see such nice pictures taken with one. Those luscious tones, this biting sharpness and that silky smooth bokeh could decide me to buy one.

BTW, how do you like the Chamonix? I hear it's quite good.

Thomas

Thanks but you will get there eventually on your very own. Think about "les quais" early in the morning with perspective correction on the various bridges or the view from Montmartre with a 6x17 back...

I like the Chamonix, it is beautiful and well made. For more details you can read Steve's review at Large Format Forum (just do a search).


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Cool!
Lots of detail, look forward to seeing what you can do with the camera.

Right now not much but will be working on it this summer.

Cheers,

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Congrats.

Thank you, now I need to book some quality time on my own to take pictures...
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Steve

It was worth the wait.

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