Maco IR films in Pyrocat HD

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  1. colrehogan

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    Has anyone tried processing Maco IR film of any format (35 mm, 120, 4x5 or 8x10) in Pyrocat HD? If so, what sorts of conditions did you use?
     
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    The Maco 820 films are essentially the Efke 100 emulsion with Pina added to sensitize them to IR. They should work very well with Pyrocat.
     
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    Is there a data sheet for this Maco film we can look at?
     
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    The data sheet isn't going to tell you this. The point is that it should react similar in Pyrocat as Efke 100 since the only significant difference is the Pina sensitizer. Efke is the actual manufacturer of this film. Maco just rebrands and distributes it.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Most of my MACO IR820c has been developed in Pyrocat-HD, 1:1:100. Works great, but I have no idea about the times.
     
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    Do you have any of your IR shots developed this way posted here?
     
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    No (to my surprise), but I have a few pictures on www.alternativephotography.com including some IR shots. Find me as Ole Tjugen under Scandinavia -> Norway.
     
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    Originally Posted by colrehogan
    Has anyone tried processing Maco IR film of any format (35 mm, 120, 4x5 or 8x10) in Pyrocat HD?


    8x10? Where do I find this film? I have not seen at the usaul places
     
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    Freestyle stocks the Maco IR films (820c,820c AURA) in the 8x10 size. Supposedly there were a few other places, I don't recall who they were at the moment.