I'll be interested in the images!
...maybe I'll get a Gauss version too.......:whistling:
At 1.4MB I think it will download quick enough. Specs, as I recall:
Location: Chasm Lake at the foot of Longs Peak's east face. Maybe 10,000 feet. Longs is 14k, the ridge is maybe 13+. 6 AM
Nikon F, mirror locked up, tripod weighted.
105mm f/2.5 silver-nose Sonnar, f/8.
Red 25 filter.
Kodak Tech Pan developed in something. I think it's by the guy who made "Perfection", some kind of POTA or Windisch-based formula.
Sprocket hole included for scale.
So 32x is about 32" x 48". And that size print would properly be viewed at say 6 to 10 feet, at which distance it would look fabulous. God I miss TechPan.
I took a slide in 1998, on the Rhine river of the Marksburg castle at a distance of a bit more than a mile. Handheld at 1/500 and whatever f stop worked that day - say f:5.6 to f:8 - with 100 speed Agfachrome, the weathervane atop one of the towers is clearly reproduced (although the film is losing it) and you can read the wind's direction. This with a silver-nose Sonnar 105 made about 1968, with some light coating marks on the front. I miss Agfachrome too.
Thanks for printing that and posting it. :)
You might look into Spur developer and a film Rollie markets, it might be Tech pan-ish. Google "Erwin Puts" and Leica. He has a piece on it. Freestyle sells it. I think CMS-20 is gone now.
This Rollei film? http://www.digitaltruth.com/products/rollei_atp.php
Their newest addition to the range is Nano Edge, specifically designed to improve definition of the Orthopan UR emulsion.
A companion product is Nano Grain, that is an improvement on Adotech. This test focuses on the Nano Edge developer.
But because DT mentions Spur developer you probably found the right one. Back-check via Freestyle, I'm sure I saw it there. Probably going to buy some, actually. (Buying, after I just bought a crapload of Eastman 5222...)
Got the Tech Pan juices flowing, do you? :)
So long after starting this thread, the Nikon F was not a gear-acquisition fad. This camera is an eternal masterpiece, and the first-generation optics are a joy to work with. I just developed these:
Pondering the light
(Nikkor-H.C 50mm at f/2.0)
(Sonnar-type Nikkor-P 105mm at f/2.5)
Guarding the poshness
(Nikkor-H.C 50mm at f/5.6)
It's funny - over on the rangefinder forum, somebody asked the question - if you could use only one camera, one lens, one film - what would it be? More people nominated the Nikon F than any other single camera. I'm a bit surprised - I would be torn between this any my Leica M3 + 50mm Heliar, but it's a close call nevertheless. The Nikon F represents an era in mechanical design that will never return.
I 've owned several Nikon F's and F2's in the past and they are excellent cameras, but I.M.O. although they came late to the pro sytem camera party Canon's F1's system got it even more right, the Canon New F1 was I.M.O.the ultimate manual focus pro system S.L.R.