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garryl
12-23-2004, 03:05 PM
Mortensen used it for his Leica shots. I just got a "Leica Manual"(1935) that has an advert. for Morgan Camera Shop (in Hollywood) that says they carry it( $1.25 for 32 oz). So what was it and who manufactured it- PLEASE.

rbarker
12-23-2004, 06:28 PM
Sorry, none of my old photo books dating back to the '60s lists Supersoup. Edwal had Super-12 and Super-20, but couldn't find anything on Supersoup.

garryl
03-20-2005, 06:00 PM
Sorry, none of my old photo books dating back to the '60s lists Supersoup. Edwal had Super-12 and Super-20, but couldn't find anything on Supersoup.

Everything I've read so far suggests that it would be listed/advertised in/before 1935.

David A. Goldfarb
03-20-2005, 07:23 PM
Whatever it was, development times were loooooooong, if you believe these notes--

http://www.thescreamonline.com/photo/photo06-01/mortensen/pendulum.html

Peter De Smidt
03-20-2005, 08:34 PM
Whatever it was, development times were loooooooong, if you believe these notes--

http://www.thescreamonline.com/photo/photo06-01/mortensen/pendulum.html

Mortensen often used stand development. His motto was "expose for the highlights and develop for the shadows". Hence he developed to completion. He admitted that this would only work well for subjects with his lighting system, which amounted to getting the light source as close to the axis of the lens as possible.

If at all possible, every photographer should get a copy of Mortensen's The Model and The Command to Look.

-Peter
www.desmidt.net

BradS
03-20-2005, 09:04 PM
garryl, It seems like this same or, similar question came up here a while ago...maybe associated with a thread on Mortensen?? You might get lucky with a search...