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05-14-2014, 11:30 AM   #2986
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Out with my 'gift' CHINON CG-5 I saw and old friend whose wedding photos I did over 40 years ago, sitting outside O'Neill's Irish Pub here in Brentwood -- I had the last of my 1984 Kodak Panatomic -x loaded, rated at 25 ASA and took some shots at f2.8 on 'auto' exposure. I processed in home-made FX15 formula 1+1 for 11 mins -- I have done a 16x12" darkroom print of this on Ilford Multigrade IV glossy.

Here are the Coats of Arms of my Town Brentwood and the two twinned towns Roth in Germany and Montbazon in France, also on Panatomic -X as above, f2.8 on the 50mm f1.9 Auto-Chinon lens and 'auto' exposure.




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Love the portrait Pete, great image full of character.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rt22306 Quote
Another from my walk that day. Nikon N2000, Kodak T-Max 400. Decent for what was intended as a parts camera for my brother's N2000.
I find this composition quite compelling! And the shadow is exquisite!

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QuoteOriginally posted by pentaxpete Quote
Out with my 'gift' CHINON CG-5 I saw and old friend whose wedding photos I did over 40 years ago, sitting outside O'Neill's Irish Pub here in Brentwood -- I had the last of my 1984 Kodak Panatomic -x loaded, rated at 25 ASA and took some shots at f2.8 on 'auto' exposure. I processed in home-made FX15 formula 1+1 for 11 mins -- I have done a 16x12" darkroom print of this on Ilford Multigrade IV glossy.

Here are the Coats of Arms of my Town Brentwood and the two twinned towns Roth in Germany and Montbazon in France, also on Panatomic -X as above, f2.8 on the 50mm f1.9 Auto-Chinon lens and 'auto' exposure.


That portrait is fantastic! And the description of your workflow makes me dreamy! I develop in stock solution (Fuji SPD) and don't have a darkroom so everything just gets scanned. I would love to see your print, and some day hope to be doing my own!
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The Spartans. They lost in a bad way.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
The Spartans. They lost in a bad way.
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Fantastic shot..... it really pops. The flare enhances the shot IMHO.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vendee Quote
Fantastic shot..... it really pops. The flare enhances the shot IMHO.
Thanks. Well, funny you should mention that. This was my Mamiya rangefinder and I'm certainly rusty with it. First, the guy was looking at me and what is what I wanted but I was too slow to focus because that Mamiya's focus ring is soooooo damn narrow you can't feel it from the aperture ring and I took my eye away from the viewfinder. And second his head was blocking the sun in the view finder but rangefinder parallax error at its best. So for better or worse that's what I got.
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QuoteOriginally posted by revdocjim Quote
I find this composition quite compelling! And the shadow is exquisite!

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That portrait is fantastic! And the description of your workflow makes me dreamy! I develop in stock solution (Fuji SPD) and don't have a darkroom so everything just gets scanned. I would love to see your print, and some day hope to be doing my own!
The sky was a bright overcast, so I had a nice big reflector to help with the lighting.
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This and my prior post were testing out the development time for 400TMY exposed at EI 100. I guess I'm satisfied. The shadows are being placed where I expect them and I get more dynamic range than shooting 100 film at normal development time with just as fine a grain as 100 film. What's not to like about that.




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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
This and my prior post were testing out the development time for 400TMY exposed at EI 100. I guess I'm satisfied. The shadows are being placed where I expect them and I get more dynamic range than shooting 100 film at normal development time with just as fine a grain as 100 film. What's not to like about that.
They look good. I just developed some 120 of TMY 400 shot at 200 this morning, but they're in their flattening phase and won't get scanned until at the earliest next weekend. Good to know it's useable at ISO 100 too.
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They look good. I just developed some 120 of TMY 400 shot at 200 this morning, but they're in their flattening phase and won't get scanned until at the earliest next weekend. Good to know it's useable at ISO 100 too.
Thanks. I shoot it also at ISO 50 and have worked that one out. But I was after a little more shutter speed since I often put at least a yellow filter on which costs me a stop.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vendee Quote
Nice looking shots. I would never have guessed they were APX100 if you didn't mention it. My APX100 shots always have noticeable grain, due to my use of Rodinal developer. It would be interesting to know what developer your lab uses because it gives the film a different look.
Okay, I asked and they use XTOL at exact manufacturer's timings but he would never use XTOL at home because it gives different results as it ages, as quickly as a week, and their lab system and the volume they do mean they always have the film in fresh chemicals. He also agreed that the new XPS is sensitive to developing differences, but he hasn't seen enough info to help him predict the changes. He did happen to say he had sharp results with Rodinal, but I didn't ask any details as they were closing.
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Labs need to use developers that produce box speed. XTOL is one of them. And at full strength it can be used in a replenished system. You can do that at home too by following Kodak's directions.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
Labs need to use developers that produce box speed. XTOL is one of them. And at full strength it can be used in a replenished system. You can do that at home too by following Kodak's directions.
I had always been told that replenished is very cost ineffective for home use. I haven't been in a darkroom in 20 years, though, sadly.
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I had always been told that replenished is very cost ineffective for home use.
Perhaps if you are shooting film all the time. But today many people also shoot a digital camera and may find long gaps between shooting their film camera. In that case I'd say a long shelf life, one-shot developer can be both most effective and economical. You'll always have a fresh mix for consistent results and you won't toss out chemicals that my be exhausted due to age.
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