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06-30-2011, 08:49 PM   #5746
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Heh....I don't even know what that last stuff is, man, I am really new to this. So far, rodinal is the only thing I've tried, and it's just so easy, and I like the results, so my motivation to try other things at the moment is pretty low. If my schedule ever settles down.....maybe in the winter.....

I'm using the Epson V500, because it was cheap. Bought it new on Amazon for $125. I bought the VueScan software, too, but honestly it's confusing, so I've just been using the free Epson Scan utility.
Technical Pan was an extremely fine grain, high acuitance B&W film that Kodak sold in the 80's. It was derived from microfilm stock and required highly compensated development to deliver anything close to a normal tonal gradation. Kodak sold a single-purpose developer (Technidol) that was matched to Technical Pan. It was a pain to work with and the negatives were very weird looking (very thin), but the results were incredible when proper exposure and development converged. The film was honestly better than the lenses that it was used with.

Alas, it is no more

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Technical Pan was an extremely fine grain, high acuitance B&W film that Kodak sold in the 80's. It was derived from microfilm stock and required highly compensated development to deliver anything close to a normal tonal gradation. Kodak sold a single-purpose developer (Technidol) that was matched to Technical Pan. It was a pain to work with and the negatives were very weird looking (very thin), but the results were incredible when proper exposure and development converged. The film was honestly better than the lenses that it was used with.

Alas, it is no more

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I ran across this at Frugal Photographer. They're claiming it's a good replacement for tech pan, and folks are even using it for micro-manufacturing.
Personal microfilm products in the Frugal Photographer catalog
http://www.frugalphotographer.com/catBluefire.htm
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Technical Pan was an extremely fine grain, high acuitance B&W film that Kodak sold in the 80's. It was derived from microfilm stock and required highly compensated development to deliver anything close to a normal tonal gradation. Kodak sold a single-purpose developer (Technidol) that was matched to Technical Pan. It was a pain to work with and the negatives were very weird looking (very thin), but the results were incredible when proper exposure and development converged. The film was honestly better than the lenses that it was used with.

Alas, it is no more

Steve
It had that weird mylar backing that was virtually un-tearable, too. Crazy stuff all around, but I loved the output, and it CERTAINLY showed you every flaw your lens might possess.

Wasn't it mono-chromatic, too? Or had a depressed red response curve? Or something odd about the color sensitivity... been too long.
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I ran across this at Frugal Photographer. They're claiming it's a good replacement for tech pan, and folks are even using it for micro-manufacturing.
Personal microfilm products in the Frugal Photographer catalog
Bluefire Products in the Frugal Photographer catalog
Hey, thanks for the tip. Makes me wanna try it

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Wasn't it mono-chromatic, too? Or had a depressed red response curve? Or something odd about the color sensitivity... been too long
The characteristic curve for Technical Pan in POTA developer is included in Ansel Adams, "The Negative". The film does not have a lot of head room with the upper shoulder of the curve presenting at about zone VIII. Maximum density is also on the low side at about 1.4 net with normal development in POTA. The negatives have a characteristic "thin" look to them. I believe that the film built more density with Technidol, but I don't have any data.


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Nice shots Jason.
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Love the second shot.

Nice shots Jason.
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Nice! Took me a minute to figure out what I was looking at.
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