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    Coffee

    I think someone got into Morten's cuboard and he's drinking the Rodinal. He's so delusional he thinks he can make pretty little pictures with his coffee! Better forget the coffee and just head straight for the MALT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TPPhotog
    Better still use Rodinal and drink the coffee with a single malt in
    That's alcohol abuse. that is! If you put anything in coffee, use whiskey - not whisky.

    Now go and rinse your keyboard in HCA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole
    That's alcohol abuse. that is! If you put anything in coffee, use whiskey - not whisky.

    Now go and rinse your keyboard in HCA
    OK &^&*_ ^& )*() key^&*^*&boards now £%^% !"£ washed but it _)(_£$"£ don't work $%^£% very %$£%$ well ^&$£"% now

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    Quote Originally Posted by modafoto
    Hi

    I was trying out the wonders of Caffenol but with failure as a result.
    Can someone tell me where I did wrong?

    The negs came out VERY thin. All I could see in the film was a few highlights. The start of the film, which is exposed when loading and unloading the camera, was not black (as it was supposed to be) but light grey.

    The film was, as I see it, heavily underdeveloped.

    Please tell me where I went wrong....
    Well, you simply went wrong by thinking you could get away without testing .

    The results of Caffenol varies widely depending on the brand of coffe you use. In a discussion in photo.net we kinda figured out that the better coffee is the worse developer. When using a 100% Arabica I have to use almoust twice the amount of coffee than using the cheap robusta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TPPhotog
    OK &^&*_ ^& )*() key^&*^*&boards now £%^% !"£ washed but it _)(_£$"£ don't work $%^£% very %$£%$ well ^&$£"% now

    SEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAANNNNNNN!!!!!!!

    SOMEONE IS HIJACKING MY THREAD.

    Seems like only few can come up with an answer...damn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian Kolinski
    Well, you simply went wrong by thinking you could get away without testing .
    This was the first test...

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    Quote Originally Posted by modafoto
    SEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAANNNNNNN!!!!!!!

    SOMEONE IS HIJACKING MY THREAD.

    Seems like only few can come up with an answer...damn!
    Awwwwwwwww we wouldn't do that to you my friend, we're just passing time whilst bumping up your question so that it down't get lost. HONEST

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    Quote Originally Posted by TPPhotog
    Awwwwwwwww we wouldn't do that to you my friend, we're just passing time whilst bumping up your question so that it down't get lost. HONEST
    Ok...I believe you....but ONLY because you are a trusted deputy priest in the COR

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    Quote Originally Posted by modafoto
    Ok...I believe you....but ONLY because you are a trusted deputy priest in the COR

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    Morton, here's what I do, and I know it works with Tri-X rated at 200.

    Mix two slightly rounded teaspoons of Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda in 8 ounces distilled water. Mix until well dissolved and water is CLEAR.
    Add four rounded teaspoons of Folgers coffee crystals (NOT decaf!)
    Mix again until coffee is completely dissolved then continue mixing slowly until all foam is returned back into the liquid.
    Develop at 70 deg F for 30 min, first min agitate and 5 inversions in 10 seconds each minute thereafter. Water stop (mostly because I didn't want coffee in my fix) and fix as usual.
    I got slightly dense negs with a fair amount of base fog, but they print normally with about a 3 1/2 contrast filter. Slightly grainy, but seem to represent a full range.

    I've only done this half a dozen times, mostly just messing around, but it works.

    I don't know if you have to use Folgers or Arm and Hammer brands, but I know that they work.

    I tried using pure sodium carbonate (no brand name) and it works the same. (By the way, I wrote to the Arm and Hammer Co. and they say their washing soda is pure sodium carbonate).
    I tried using strong coffee brewed the old fashioned way and got nothing at all. I tried using baking soda--nothing.

    Your turn to try .
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