Have to share this answer.....

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by GreyWolf, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. GreyWolf

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    I was over on Tuan's site reading a thread from an up and coming new LF'er. Chris Jordan piped up and shared a bunch of his mistakes while doing Lf. A good answer in itself but the incident about dropping some exposed negatives into the toliet by accident received this response from Jim Roades.

    "Wow, I can't say that I've ever used a toilet for a pre-soak. Ya learn something new here everyday. "

    Great comeback Jim !!! :smile:

    But it even got better with Mark Sawyer's reply.

    "Actually, Jim, it's a great way to do rotary processing. Just a flip of the lever to change chemistry, nice swirling agitation, you can do an archival wash in the same container, and clean-up is so simple. And if the temperature gets too low, it's pretty easy to warm up..." :D

    I just laughed so hard at this one...I wanted to make sure you all did not miss the fun.

    Kind Regards,
     
  2. Eric Rose

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    Good one Jim! Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Tom Duffy

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    Bill Pierce at the Digital Journalist once wrote about the olden days when photojournalists processed film on the road. Something to the effect of "3 flushes for normal work, 10 flushes for archival."
     
  4. mark

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    You might think it is weird but a guy on another forum has a bathroom/darkroom that is only used as a darkroom so after a super thurough cleaning he is washing his rolls of film in the toilet. Still on the reeles of course.
     
  5. Aggie

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    That's one idea that didn't go down the drain.
     
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    Hmmmm, I never thought of Tidy Bowl as a final wash...
    :wink:
     
  7. mark

    mark Member

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    Suppose you'ld have to take the big white mint out, wouldn't you?
     
  8. Aggie

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    easy cyanotypes with those bowl cleaners they have now.
     
  9. Soeren

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    Today it must be the small flushes for normal work and the large ones for archival. :smile:
    Søren
     
  10. Steve Hamley

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    I'd hate to think what a ULF toilet would look like...

    Steve
     
  11. mark

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    I doubt it would be very comfortable. Not a place to sit for a long read, or a good think.
     
  12. Deckled Edge

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    I've been using this method on my prints for years. I TELL people it's thiocarbamide, but now you know the truth!
     
  13. MurrayMinchin

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    If you took dietary selenium supplements, you do some intensification...and depending on the accuracy and consistant application of flow, you could even pull off some localized intensification...it would be advised for the Ladies to try this on negatives 5x7 and larger.

    Murray
     
  14. dr bob

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    Gives "brown toner" a whole new meaning.
     
  15. Dave Miller

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    It’s sort of organic too isn’t it, does that make it “Green”?