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Jon Butler
03-15-2009, 11:40 AM
Thanks for comments and I'm pleased you like the print. Sorry for the late reply to your
question but did not get back from Greece until late on Friday.
Yes Presycysol EF IMO is the best commercially available developer I can buy, I use partial stand technique between 9.5 & 11.5
minuets depending the taking light contrast measured with a hand held meter. I also use PMK, Pyrocat HD & even Rodinal for some films with
excellent results but always keep some Presycysol EF handy.
It is not just the developer that gives the results I want, its the combination of lots of things, like using high quality taking and enlarging
lenses used at their optimum aperture, precise metering, but above all knowing your tools and film.
As you can see I have turned into a bit of a negative obsessive, my aim is to make negatives that print highlight & shadow detail
without using contrast filters when enlarging.

Cheers JON.

03-16-2009, 03:02 PM
Thanks for the info Jon. I bought some Prescysol EF to try and developed my first film in it at the weekend. Unfortunately the film had been used in misty, frosty conditions where contrast was minimal and the Delta 400 developed in Prescysol EF created extremely low contrast negatives when developed for 10.5 minutes. Should I have developed for longer or would this have made little difference with this developer? I've posted a lith print made of one of the frames to the gallery so you can take a look!


Jon Butler
03-16-2009, 03:10 PM
I'm not a fan of Delta, try HP5+ it's great with Prescysol EF.

Brian Jeffery
03-30-2009, 12:00 PM
My print's finally in the post,


Steve Smith
03-30-2009, 01:51 PM
Don't worry, you're not the last! I will get mine posted in a couple of days.


Steve Smith
03-30-2009, 01:52 PM
try HP5+ it's great with Prescysol EF.

It certainly is. As is FP4+


03-31-2009, 04:39 AM
My apologises to all. I have been working stupid hours over the last weeks and I have not got round to sending my print yet. It should be out within a week.
Sorry :(

03-31-2009, 11:00 AM
Same here, I've had college to worry about lately but its half term next week so will get mine out then. Haven't forgot!

Steve Smith
03-31-2009, 05:46 PM
Posted mine today.


Roger Bulcock
04-06-2009, 08:16 AM
Print went off today to JON@jb-ci.


Jon Butler
04-07-2009, 01:23 PM
Thanks Roger,
Received your 10x 8 contact print of nice group of trees today.
Cheers JON

Brian Jeffery
04-08-2009, 09:23 AM
Hi everyone,

as few people appear to be struggling to get their print away. I'll kick off sign up to round 19 over Easter and run it until the end of April.

Can you PM me if you are still waiting for a print.


04-10-2009, 12:42 PM
I still haven't received a print nor sent mine off. Mine'll be going off first class tomorrow. Sorry for any delay. I wasn't happy with the way I printed it first time round.

Roger Bulcock
04-12-2009, 04:42 AM
Hi All, I received from Brian Jeffery. It's a view over Prague and the on a misty day. Great composition.


04-13-2009, 01:53 PM
My print is ready to be sent first class tomorrow too !

04-13-2009, 08:46 PM
I wonder if that's heading my way? ;) Mine went out to Steve two days ago

04-14-2009, 05:16 AM
I shan't answer :) I believe that the surprise is part of the exchange ;)

04-14-2009, 07:36 AM
mine has been sent. Good Friday.

05-28-2009, 04:59 AM
When is the next UK print exchange?:)

Brian Jeffery
06-25-2009, 05:20 AM
Sorry for the delay, but having received a number of PMs expressing interest in a new round, I've started sign up for round 19 here (http://www.apug.org/forums/forum61/63584-apug-uk-print-exchange-round-19-a.html#post818382)