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06-27-2011, 08:22 PM   #5716
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Well, I finally got around to using that 2-stop push rodinal protocol posted by mehanikaloptikal a few pages back. Here are two examples, one 35mm (MX, FA77 @f/1.8), and one medium format (Bronica 6x6 with Zenzanon 150/3.5). The 35mm shot was on Ilford Delta 400, which yields a really coarse grain with rodinal that some find objectionable, but which I just love. The MF shot was Acros 100, and I was a bit clumsy with the Bronica that day, so there's a bad light leak, and maybe a bit of camera shake as well.





And here's another with the Bronica, on Portra 400:
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I found it interesting having two separate rolls of the same brand of film (Walgreens Professional Studio 35, purchased expired for a great deal) developed at two different Walgreens. I would have thought they'd have a more consistent process. The photos were taken within minutes of each other. The first picture was the last one on the roll, the next was the first on the second roll:




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A few more rockets from the MX and FA 77:







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Those rocket shots are really cool! good work.

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I found it interesting having two separate rolls of the same brand of film (Walgreens Professional Studio 35, purchased expired for a great deal) developed at two different Walgreens. I would have thought they'd have a more consistent process. The photos were taken within minutes of each other. The first picture was the last one on the roll, the next was the first on the second roll:




Actually, I discovered this a long time ago. No two places in my area are the same. Atleast what is put on the cd. I use 3 places myself.

CVS will give me nice bright colors
Traget will leave me with good detail at the expense of induced grain/sharpening
Samy's pro shop gives me what the film is suppose to do at twice the cost and time.
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Thanks Jason. It was a lot of fun launching and photographing them.

Yep Javier, I have a lab I send the film with important pictures on it, but like you said it's much more expensive and take longer.
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Fuji 160S, Minolta XE-5, MD 50/1.7

I also have the experience of different places giving different results - there's a couple of favorite CVS labs I like as they usually do good work, and some others that I won't be trying again. It's long out of business, but there was a minilab in my town that used Agfa gear, the scans were very saturated, probably to accommodate the printing process.
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Fuji 160S, Minolta XE-5, MD 50/1.7

I also have the experience of different places giving different results - there's a couple of favorite CVS labs I like as they usually do good work, and some others that I won't be trying again. It's long out of business, but there was a minilab in my town that used Agfa gear, the scans were very saturated, probably to accommodate the printing process.
Killer shot Nesster. Love those urban style captures.

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Not sure what happened here with that funny streak of color on the right. Light flair?
This was in the middle of the roll and all the others came out fine.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Todd Adamson Quote
Well, I finally got around to using that 2-stop push rodinal protocol posted by mehanikaloptikal a few pages back. Here are two examples, one 35mm (MX, FA77 @f/1.8), and one medium format (Bronica 6x6 with Zenzanon 150/3.5). The 35mm shot was on Ilford Delta 400, which yields a really coarse grain with rodinal that some find objectionable, but which I just love. The MF shot was Acros 100, and I was a bit clumsy with the Bronica that day, so there's a bad light leak, and maybe a bit of camera shake as well.





And here's another with the Bronica, on Portra 400:
Wow, Todd - those are just gorgeous. I'm with you on the Delta 400 grain; I used to LOVE Tri-X grain, and was quite peeved when they replaced it with T-Max. Do you scan your own?
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Thank you, Javier, and thanks, Steve.
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Wow, Todd - those are just gorgeous. I'm with you on the Delta 400 grain; I used to LOVE Tri-X grain, and was quite peeved when they replaced it with T-Max. Do you scan your own?
Yes, I am scanning them myself. In my limited experience, I can't really see a difference between the Delta 400 and the Tri-X 400 wih my rodinal processing. Both are very coarse, but in a beautiful, contrasty, silvery sort of way.
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Thank you, Javier, and thanks, Steve.

Yes, I am scanning them myself. In my limited experience, I can't really see a difference between the Delta 400 and the Tri-X 400 wih my rodinal processing. Both are very coarse, but in a beautiful, contrasty, silvery sort of way.
Ah, the romance of the darkroom, the reels and tanks, the smell of stop bath and developer; contact dermatitis, fixer stains... LOL

What scanner are you using? The results (at least at this size) look very nice.

I switched to Delta 400 when they quit selling us Tri-X.

You ever shoot Tech Pan in Technidol?
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You ever shoot Tech Pan in Technidol?
I have. Nice stuff...spooky negatives, but nice stuff. Rollei ATP1.1 is supposed to offer similar ultra-fine grain.


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I switched to Delta 400 when they quit selling us Tri-X.
What do you mean? Tri-X is still available...
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What do you mean? Tri-X is still available...
LOL... Been a long time. I switched when our Kodak rep told us they were going to stop selling us Tri-X, not long after T-Max came out. I was under the impression that one could not buy it anymore, but I haven't tried, either.
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