Hello again and I am happy one of my posts is useful.
Movie films ... What can I say more , do you think a director invests 250 million dollars to a movie leaves his movie to a chance ? Movie films might be most heavily researched films on earth. If it is good for Cinema , it must be good for your photography , thats basic.
There are too many old timers used these films and post their positive opinions somewhere lost in the 1 million posts.
My neighbor is a military aerial photographer and he had been used movie films many years ago. He says , sometimes, some indian attacking the white guys shots comes off from the developer
If you are lucky , you can learn from a couple indian moves , we call it kamasutra , google it
6 dollar for tri x , 7 dollar for cigarette or you select the best tobacco and buy it from some folks and your roll cost 50 cent. Same happens at film business.
Intelligent people makes intelligent moves and protects their families money.
How do you compare with Orwo UN54? Here, they are selling 100f roll for EUR 30.
OM-1n: Do I need to own a Leica?
Rolleicord Va: Humble.
Holga 120GFN: Amazingly simple yet it produces outstanding negatives to print.
Thank you sharing very critical information , this will work for all others and myself.
First picture is the greatest one , I prefer the microdol 1+1. First picture tones have excellent dark grey space and is the best . What was your lens for that picture ?
The first three pictures were shot with a Voigtlander 15mm M-mount lens. The redwood was scanned as a color slide and inverted to capture as much shadow detail as possible. The sepia tone is a side-effect.
I find Double-X to be a tad on the grainy side but very nice tones. I too find it develops very dense negatives when shooting at 250 and developing according to the massive dev chart, so I switched to metering it at 400 to compensate a bit. I haven't tried it with a bunch of different developers but that's definitely on my list when I get some time.
Actuallly if you look at Kodak's published diffuse RMS granularity values for Double-X and Tri-X Professional, the Double-X is finer grained RMS granularity 14 (very fine) vs 16 (fine).
I shoot it at an EI of 400 and develop it in either Rodinal or HC-110 (my preferred developer) diluted 1+49 at 21 C. Times are 7.5 min and 8.5 min respectively. It is imporatant not to overexpose films as granularity will suffer.
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200ft Hey Andy! That would take me a while to get through! Are you able to break it up easily? I am very curious but was thinking maybe a couple of rolls first! I might put a note in the Aussie section to see if anyone is interested. I did notice that Athril bought some earlier in the year - I wonder if he would be up for it again.
Now, as we mention the ORWO products, how do they compare?