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Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 1 Day Ago  
Looking for a liquid film dev. with results like D-76?
Posted By tuco
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I haven't been following the thread closely so sorry if I got this wrong. But Edwal Film Cleaner is something completely different than Edwal LFN Wetting Agent that you indicate using in your description. I've used both Kodak and Edwal's film cleaner to clean a negative long after it was developed. I've ruined some with it too. Practice with that stuff on film you can sacrifice. LFN, on the other hand, is a wetting agent. It helps water roll off the negatives while drying helping to prevent spotting especially for areas that have hard water. You apply after washing your film per its directions ( a few drops per 1000ml of water for about 30 seconds).

I've been developing my own film for a long time. I've never used a squeegee or sponge to wipe my negatives dry and that is with 120 roll and sheet film too. I use Edwal's LFN, whip and shake my film free of much water as I can before hanging to dry. I've never had a problem with water spots on my negatives, FYI.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 Days Ago  
The Best 50/55mm Film era prime lenses
Posted By tuco
Replies: 52
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Okay. But in the catagory Pentax SLR Lens Discussion the Pentax 6x7 certainly qualifies as a candidate since I didn't see any other reference to format. From my film use perspective I think, oh, Pentax also makes small format lenses? :confused:
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 5 Days Ago  
Concert tonight, Tri-X... what EI?
Posted By tuco
Replies: 33
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I've measured the results of the light meter app on my phone to what I'd pick using my one-degree spot meter which I'd otherwise use under some tough conditions. The phone app does well when I use the picture taking feature it has to determine the exposure. It looks like you get more sophisticated matrix metering.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 Days Ago  
The Best 50/55mm Film era prime lenses
Posted By tuco
Replies: 52
Views: 1,516
Look at the Pentax camera I use in my sig.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 Days Ago  
The Best 50/55mm Film era prime lenses
Posted By tuco
Replies: 52
Views: 1,516
All Pentax film era 50/55 lenses? I think not. Where is the Pentax SMC 55/4 or Super Takumar 55/3.5? ;)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 6 Days Ago  
Concert tonight, Tri-X... what EI?
Posted By tuco
Replies: 33
Views: 726
Good or bad post some results.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-13-2018, 11:25 AM  
Concert tonight, Tri-X... what EI?
Posted By tuco
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Views: 726
Sure, private property is different. But in your case I suspect no matter how belligerent people with phone cameras could be they still would not ban them like presumably they did with the larger gear. So I'm still standing by my camera discrimination thing. :o

FYI, that scenario I described happen to me. Guilty until proven innocent is the mindset around here.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-13-2018, 10:18 AM  
Concert tonight, Tri-X... what EI?
Posted By tuco
Replies: 33
Views: 726
How would you feel about being asked for your name, proof of your name, get your name recorded in a police log that day and finally questioned why you are taking pictures of, say, a public ferry boat on public property departing its terminal while those using a phone camera are not questioned at all?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-13-2018, 09:52 AM  
Concert tonight, Tri-X... what EI?
Posted By tuco
Replies: 33
Views: 726
Looks good.

Kodak notes in their 400TX Data Sheet under Push Processing that it can be shot at EI 800 and developed normally and still get good results without push processing due to its latitude. So pushing it to 1600 is not a big push for this film.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-13-2018, 09:37 AM  
Concert tonight, Tri-X... what EI?
Posted By tuco
Replies: 33
Views: 726
:)

And that camera discrimination pisses me off. I've had to leave my film gear behind (fixed lens, wide angle no less) or not get into an event more than once. Yet everyone held up their phone camera an took pictures...
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 09-13-2018, 08:34 AM  
How do you scan your film?
Posted By tuco
Replies: 36
Views: 1,010
I know why I do but I can't speak for others. But clearly anyone still shooting film today is doing it for reasons other than convenience and practicality I would suspect.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 09-13-2018, 07:52 AM  
How do you scan your film?
Posted By tuco
Replies: 36
Views: 1,010
While scanning way above the scanner's true resolution at 4800 ppi doesn't give you any more resolution, it will allow you to make a larger print for a given print resolution. If that's how you want to archive the images then nothing wrong with that. A 2400 ppi scan of a frame from 120 roll film is a descent size image for archiving too.

The thing with DSLR scanning I've noticed is no one does it for very long. People come and go doing it. And if you look who is posting pictures in the long term it is a scanner. But the DSLR looks to get the job done without getting serious with an expensive scanner.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 09-12-2018, 09:02 AM  
Adox announces HR-50 film
Posted By tuco
Replies: 12
Views: 455
I'd shoot it by the roll for a while before getting a big bulk roll of it. At ISO 25 it will probably never be your go-to film.
Forum: General Talk 09-11-2018, 10:25 AM  
Flickr fees
Posted By tuco
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Ouch that is high especially for a site that is a phone aspect ratio photo sight. Flickr is pissing me off. Maybe its some weird setting on my end but if I post a landscape orientation image one pixel larger than 1024 up to one pixel less than 1600, they will only show a 1024 image compressed to hell and back. The original is available but you have to go hunt it down.

The 6x7 and 6x6 format images I want to have people see is uncompressed 1280 px in the longest dimension because the vertical starts to get pretty big with those formats at 1600px for computer monitors with a 16:9 aspect. But no, the rocket scientists at this so-called photo site knows what's really best for me. Losers.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 09-11-2018, 09:52 AM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By tuco
Replies: 12,531
Views: 2,042,356
Some Batman music would be great with those pictures, Tom. :)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-10-2018, 02:12 PM  
Medium format kit for wide/normal photography
Posted By tuco
Replies: 25
Views: 792
The 500C/M is a strange beast. It is a leaf shutter system with a mirror that flops up and down and a rear barn door system that makes the lion's share of its sound. And the operator of the camera needs to remember to keep the barn doors open longer than the shutter speed of the lens. It's not a concern most of the time but slow shutter speeds can be a gotcha if you forget.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 09-09-2018, 12:29 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By tuco
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I like that.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 09-09-2018, 10:31 AM  
Adox announces HR-50 film
Posted By tuco
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Sweet, I'm looking forward to trying it in 120 roll film. It says the film can be used as a IR film. Then that means it has extended red sensitivity just like Rollei Retro 80S. And no doubt it is a 'long toe' film too judging by their example photo. The base of the film is probably like Rollei films which is both initially curly for a long time after developing and responsible for the deep blacks you can get with it.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-08-2018, 09:04 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By tuco
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When I tilt my head to the right a little, the Jeep becomes more horizontal.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-06-2018, 10:30 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By tuco
Replies: 7,614
Views: 771,723
You can really tilt your head a lot :) Yes, the Jeep is still on a steep section but not as steep as shown. The camera is tilted about 15 degrees or so.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 09-06-2018, 07:39 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By tuco
Replies: 12,531
Views: 2,042,356
Thanks. That scene is in northern Arizona.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 09-06-2018, 12:44 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By tuco
Replies: 12,531
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Yeah, it's been a reliable film for me in terms of seeing the final results in my head when taking the picture with some forgiveness in its latitude. The 'long-toe' Rollei films I've been shooting are still something I gotta keep working on.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 09-06-2018, 09:56 AM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By tuco
Replies: 12,531
Views: 2,042,356
GX617, HP5+


Northern Arizona by tuco, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 09-06-2018, 07:40 AM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By tuco
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Views: 2,042,356
The beach looks inviting, desertscape.

A 2.35:1 crop from my GX617, FP4+


Poor Plane by tuco, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-05-2018, 01:32 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By tuco
Replies: 7,614
Views: 771,723
Tuff for sure. My GSW690III needs to be stopped down to get DOF. I like shooting it at f16 when I can but f8 is common. So the Sunny 16 rule says, what, 1.25 seconds or say 1 second exposure at f16 on a bright, sunny day? And that equals 1/4 sec at f8. And that's no filter. Yikes, I'd need a tripod all the time with it because the fastest this semi truck of a camera can do is f5.6.
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