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05-12-2010, 09:01 AM   #3001
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Very nice shot! :bigthumbsup: Interestingly, I was just told in another thread that high ISO film guys could care less about IQ and may as well shoot through a tin can. However, I don't think a tin can would be able to hang with your k 50mm f1.2 until the can was stopped down to f8.

QuoteOriginally posted by Jimfear Quote
Fittingly mehanikaloptikal posted some high ISO pictures above, nice ones also. I just finished a high ISO experiment I had been thinking about for a while.

Shooting Tri-x at 6400 and stand developing it in Rodinal. I was really surprised by the results! I was expecting grain the size of a smaller house and no grey scale at all.


Tri-x @6400 for 2 hours in Rodinal
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Haven't posted any images in awhile, this thread has gotten pretty epic. Click the images for a slightly larger version.

MZ-S; Sears 135mm; Legacy pro 400@800; Pyrocat HD 2 Bath A:1:20 5min; B:1:20 10min
My wife and two sons... one just off camera, in utero.



Next 4 are MZ-S; 43mm limited; Legacy pro 400@800; Pyrocat HD 2 Bath A:1:20 5min, B:1:20 10min
Not the right developer choice for pushing, but it was only a little more than a 1 stop push and I really like Pyrocat. Using it as a 2 bath developer gives some pretty awesome edge effects(easy to see around the leaves on the arch photo), and I have never seen sharper negatives, partly because of the film/developer and in no small part because of that ridiculously sharp 43mm. Seriously amazing lens!










MZ-S; 43mm Limited; Kodak 400VC@320



MZ-S; 43mm Limited; Kodak Ektar 100@80


F100; Viv s1 90 something or other; Velvia 100(f?)
My dad took this and I scanned it to make a print for him. He'd never post an image online, too afraid of critics, but I'm not him LOL.

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Kodak BW400CN SuperProgram A 50mm f1.2 @ f4

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Kodak BW400CN SuperProgram A 50mm f1.2 @ f4
Lovely shot with a very interesting perspective.

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Here are a few more Arista EDU shots. All shot with Pentax MX and K 24/2.8









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Superia 400 With Z1-p and Tamron 70-200/2.8

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My girlfriend was kind enough to let me take one frame from her Leica R6.2 over the weekend...

(50mm Summicron, Kodak Portra 160VC)

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QuoteOriginally posted by lbenac Quote
Here is one of the shot developed 60' stand Xtol 80ml/Rodinal 5ml/500ml/APX100 EI100



Obviously roots were in shadow and sun in front between the trees.

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That is pretty impressive, looks like strong sunlight and still almost everything is there, from deep shadows to strong highlights.


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Very nice shot! :bigthumbsup: Interestingly, I was just told in another thread that high ISO film guys could care less about IQ and may as well shoot through a tin can. However, I don't think a tin can would be able to hang with your k 50mm f1.2 until the can was stopped down to f8.
Thanks!

Aah, that might be. I'm a low ISO film guy usually, but even I realised that shooting ISO 100 film at an event like that is less than ideal. So I had to think of something.


Swift1 I like that first shot a lot. Very nice "dirty" sky if you understand what I mean.

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Swift1 I like that first shot a lot. Very nice "dirty" sky if you understand what I mean.
Thanks Jimfear. I am pretty happy with t he way that one turned out.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jimfear Quote
That is pretty impressive, looks like strong sunlight and still almost everything is there, from deep shadows to strong highlights.
I think that it is the beauty of stand development.

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QuoteOriginally posted by lbenac Quote
I think that it is the beauty of stand development.

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The highlights have a very distinct look. I noticed it the first time I tried it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lbenac Quote
I think that it is the beauty of stand development.
That's also why I like to use Pyrocat as a true two bath developer. It can create negatives that are a bit flat, but a simple s-curve brings it all back. You can capture huge amounts of dynamic range, and best of all you can develop different speed and brands of film at the same time, in the same tank! It also works really well for roll film where you can't normally tailor development to each individual shot.

Below is an example I shot recently. It was very dark in this garage, and the full sun was blasting through these windows. Just changing the levels in PS shows that all the dark stuff was captured and even the stuff outside the window in full sun is still there.







You can see the freaking details in the lights on the ceiling! My scanner only outputs 8 bit files too!

You can get more info about using pyrocat as a true 2-bath and see much better examples than mine here.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vertex Ninja Quote
That's also why I like to use Pyrocat as a true two bath developer. It can create negatives that are a bit flat, but a simple s-curve brings it all back. You can capture huge amounts of dynamic range, and best of all you can develop different speed and brands of film at the same time, in the same tank! It also works really well for roll film where you can't normally tailor development to each individual shot.

Below is an example I shot recently. It was very dark in this garage, and the full sun was blasting through these windows. Just changing the levels in PS shows that all the dark stuff was captured and even the stuff outside the window in full sun is still there.

You can see the freaking details in the lights on the ceiling! My scanner only outputs 8 bit files too!

You can get more info about using pyrocat as a true 2-bath and see much better examples than mine here.


This is a great example.
For now I will stick with Rodinal and Perceptol until I become good at it.

Cheers,

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Superia 400 With Z1-p and Tamron 70-200/2.8

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QuoteOriginally posted by lbenac Quote
This is a great example.
For now I will stick with Rodinal and Perceptol until I become good at it.

Cheers,

Luc
Thanks, but Sandy King really deserves all the credit for cooking up Pyrocat and freely making the list of ingredients available to everyone.

I'm new to B&W(less than a year of developing it) and I'm finding that all the options and techniques for development are really fantastic. I've yet to try Rodinal, but from what I hear it's pretty similar to Pyrocat it accutance. I'd like to give it a shot some time, but like you I'm trying to master only two for the time being.

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