More fun with HC-110

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  1. mindthemix

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    Kodak HC-110 Dil H @75 10 minutes

    Antique Market @ Lincoln Road.jpg Lincoln Road, Miami.jpg Machinery.jpg Tesla.jpg
     
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    Wonderful pictures.
    Those are scans from negatives or from prints???


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    Really excellent shots. The one with the sewing machines is my favorite. I'm also curious how these were digitized.
     
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    Thank you!

    These are scans from negatives with Epson V600 and Epson Scan software.
     
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    Wow these are spectacular! You should post them in your gallery!

    Also, why did you choose dilution H over B? Thanks!


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    Thanks!

    My settings:
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    Levels adjusted in Photoshop
     
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    Wonderful pix!! I see why you like HC-110. How have your results with this developer compare with others using the same camera and film? I love the contrast and clarity.
     
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    Thanks for the positive feedback!

    I used dilution B with my first development and it went really good. With my second try I followed an advice from a knowledgeable user and I really liked dilution H. I'm a rookie in the film world so I'm exploring different recipes.
     
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    Thank you!

    This is my third development but the previous results were really good or at least I'm happy.

    Please check my flickr stream with more "keepers"

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mindthemix/sets/72157631225912480/
     
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    Well for a rookie your exposure and tones are so perfect!! So wow :smile: subscribe! And post in the gallery :smile:


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    Thanks Stone! and you're right; it's time to subscribe and I will.
     
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    Those came out beautifully. I like the sewing machines too! Great job and it looks like you are having fun!
     
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    :smile: no p reassure it took me 6 months to do. It, do. It when you're ready.


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    Really amazing shots!

    I am completely sold on HC-110. Tried D-76 and ruined several rolls. HC-110 is amazing.
     
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    The characteristics of both developers are VERY similar, perhaps you have to adjust something else?


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    The quality is astounding. There is no other word for it, I would love to see an actual print before it had been through a scanner though
     
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    Yeah, I don't get that. D76 has been the de-facto standard reference developer for decades for very good reasons. It isn't the best nor the worst at anything but it does a good, balanced job with pretty much all normal films. It's very easy to use. Its life once mixed is far better than Kodak says. A year in a full bottle is no problem. I have some more like 18 months old and while I'll probably mix a new batch just to be sure, the last time I used it a couple of months ago was perfect.

    None of that is to take away from HC110 which I haven't used but have a bottle and plan to try. It lasts pretty much indefinitely, even Kodak says "indefinite" in the bottle unopened, and with a pipette or other small measuring tool is super convenient to mix at need. These results, as folks have said, are great. But I don't know why anyone would have problems with D76.
     
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    Great pics, and since I'm just starting out with HC-110, this is really interesting!
     
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    Great pics, and since I'm just starting out with HC-110, really interesting!
    I'm not sure how this happened.
     
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    I'm doing my best to understand it myself,

    I tried multiple rolls of tri-x, from the same batch, exposed under similar lighting conditions. Agitated them in my usual way. (continuous for 30 seconds, then 10 seconds each minute at the bottom half of the minute.)

    D-76 was 1 to 1, for the listed development time, HC-110 was dilution B for 6 minutes, (I disagree with the 3-1/2 minute listed time. )

    D-76 negs came out underdeveloped and thin, the only way I found that I can get decent negs from Tri-X in D-76 is to agitate 10 seconds every 30 seconds and develop at N+2 or N+3. And then they are still not as well developed as they are using HC-110 Dillution B for 6 minutes.

    I have spend quite a few rolls of film trying to get D-76 to work for me, and I have used it very successfully tank developing quite a bit of Ilford HP-5+ 4X5.

    EDIT: I am also now rating Tri-X (Expired) at ISO 200 and Fresh at ISO 320. I'm going to see if that helps.

     
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    Thank you and I'm definitely sold on film.
     
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    Thank you! I'm sure in the near future I'll buy an enlarger to do my prints.
     
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    D-76 and I never got along, and I tried and tried. HC-110 and I were a good match. I used dilution B for years, but it's a bit strong. If I was still using it (I've switched to Pyrocat-HD), I'd go with dilution H.
     
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    nice results, I can see why you are happy....