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01-28-2009, 02:48 AM   #106
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QuoteOriginally posted by artobest Quote
Holy cow, grain to burn. Welcome aboard.
Yeah just a bit. lol

Though, this thread has made me feel a tab better about my grainy pics.

I was starting to think I was the only one out there. I even joked to my partner about starting a 'grain appreciation society' to evoke acceptance toward grain, as most of the public seem to prefer crisp and clean images.. :P

Thank you for the welcome.

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That's quite an insane image. What is it?
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Neopan 400. The black areas seems to be more grainy...


Fujichrome Velvia 100F seems to be grainless...(digitized using my K20D with Dörr Slide Duplicator)



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More Ilford grain/




HP5+ @ 400 in DD-X. f/2.8. Tried 5 secs of agitation every 30, but I've been unable to tone down the grain in the 3 rolls of HP5+ I've shot. Maybe this is expected of traditional emulsions (vs. delta/tmax)
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Yup, traditional emulsions are grainier than Delta/Tmax type films. But that's the beauty of them: that delicious grain, and the overall feel of the films.

I love traditional B&W films!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stevopedia Quote
Yup, traditional emulsions are grainier than Delta/Tmax type films. But that's the beauty of them: that delicious grain, and the overall feel of the films.

I love traditional B&W films!
Indeed, it's just that on some previous shots people thought my HP5+ shots were too grainy for ISO 400. In this age of pixel peeping, they honestly look fine @ moderate resolutions, which likely match average physical print sizes from 4x6 to 8x10.

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More graaaaains!

I guess the Sightseer might be the source of the first stuff to put up here, if I don't get my ME Super out there for tests.
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Indeed, it's just that on some previous shots people thought my HP5+ shots were too grainy for ISO 400. In this age of pixel peeping, they honestly look fine @ moderate resolutions, which likely match average physical print sizes from 4x6 to 8x10.
Hmm... could it be the DD-X? Unfortunately I have zero experience with different developers. We only use Sprint developer in school... but I know enough to know that different developers affect grain and such.

Ratmagiclady, I'm lookin' forward to your stuff!

And I'll have to get some of my work on here as well. The problem will be scanning it up...
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Javier, if that's shot @ 400, then I think I'm doing fine in developing. I find the promotional images in the third shot thought provoking in relation to their target... good capture.
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Javier, if that's shot @ 400, then I think I'm doing fine in developing. I find the promotional images in the third shot thought provoking in relation to their target... good capture.
Thanks. Wish I could take credit for the development, but I started to send my stuff to North Coast Photographic Services
These folks are excellent.
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Ratmagiclady, I'm lookin' forward to your stuff!

And I'll have to get some of my work on here as well. The problem will be scanning it up...
Hee. It'll be a good excuse, anyway, the problem is that most of my film work, I'm not doing with Pentax stuff: at least till the Pentax kit starts getting heavy enough that I'll want to just carry along an ME Super instead of anything bigger.

I guess I'll have to be scanning off negs, anyway, which might present challenges if I'm not leaving them time to flatten. As it is, my scanner's limping badly, but I can get half-decent scans out of the first few inches of scanner travel, which means I can sneak a negative frame in there. Going to have to attend to that, especially now that it's getting warm enough to use this print darkroom. (We're talking about getting an all-in-one scanner/printer for the house, which may tide me over a while for print scanning, anyway. Hrm. )
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