Delta 400 and Pyrocat

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by waynecrider, May 30, 2005.

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    I'm shooting 120 and looking for any times and dilutions. Based on some info I have read, I'll probably start with a 2:2:100 dilution as I am alt printing Ziatypes. I use the sodium based "B" solution.
     
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    Is this Delta 400 sheet film? If so I was not aware it was still available.


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    You wish! No, as the question notes, it's 120. thanks.
     
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    Sorry I can not read.The 120 is plain as day. Just thought if you were contact printing ziatypes you might be be using sheet film.


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    Yes I will be contacting Ziatypes, but off of film enlargements to Bergger BPFB19, again developed in Pyrocat. Right now an 8x10 camera is out of the question. Beside, I think that I'd rather have a 11x14 when funds are available.
     
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    In that case you have considerable latitude in developing the in-camera film since you will be able to expand or contract contrast in making the enlarged negative. I would just develop the 120 Delta 400 for a time that should produce a negative that would print well on silver, and then expand the contrast when making the enlarged negative. Try about 12 minutes with the 1:1:100 dilution of Pyrocat-HD for scenes of normal contrast.

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