Someone to read negatives?

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Peter Schrager, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. Peter Schrager

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    I'm going to take a class soon in Albumen printing. I wanted to make some negatives to bring to the workshop. My densitometer only reads for B+W hence it will not read my Pyro negatives. Anyone here willing to let me send them a few negatives so I can get a reading on this. Density for Albumen needs to be 2.0+
    What I've been doing is adding about 60% develoment time to normally developed negatives i.e. for about grade 2 but I can't be sure unless it's checked.
    Thanks, Peter Schrager
     
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    I own a Brumac QC Special T/R densitometer... it is a color densitometer. If you wisn to send me some negatives that are of a step wedge I will be happy to read them for you. I am unwilling to read any continous tone negative of regular subject matter. I would read the negatives and send you an email of the readings that I get. When I have finished I would discard the negatives.

    If this offer is of any interest to you send me an email. I make no representations of being skilled at sensitometry.

    Claire
     
  3. Peter Schrager

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    Claire-I don't like taking pictures of step wedges. Thanks for the offer. I'm just going to use some regular developer and use my own densitometer. If I can do it with HC-110 or Xtol I'll figure it out from there.
    Thanks, Peter
     
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    Peter,

    I will gladly read your negatives on my xrite 810. It is a color densitometer, but does not have a UV channel.

    Larry
     
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    Thank you

    Larry-thanks. I think I still have your address somewhere. I'll look now for it. If not then I'll PM for the address.
    Thanks again, Peter
     
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    Perhaps the easiest and best way to get this done is to call either a local mini or pro lab and ask them what they would charge you. I doubt that it would be greatly more expensive than the postage. Certainly, I would expect, it would be much more time efficient.
     
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    hi peter
    I will read them for you if you like, long way to send, I would try a colour lab in your area and see if they would do it for you as Claire suggests.
    best regards
    bob