Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 69,989   Posts: 1,524,084   Online: 1076
      
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1
    Jim Moore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Iowa
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    885
    Images
    16

    DBI ~ What To Look For?

    After reading Sean's thread, and the thread on the AZO forum about DBI with night vision goggles I have decided to order some and give it a try.

    My question is, when developing by inspection what do you look for to know that the negative is "done"?

    Thanks!

    Jim
    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"...Wayne Gretzky

  2. #2
    Jeremy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Denton, TX
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,767
    Images
    56
    Take a negative that prints very easily and well into the darkroom. Dunk it into some water and compare the developing negs with this one to see when the highlights are about the same. That's my suggestion...

    Personally I didn't have any negs to compare so I did a test with 6 negatives to see which film speed and developing time printed the best for a "normal" contrast scene and the next time I went into the dark I just judged based on what the previous negs looked like.

    The IR goggles also make loading film holders a snap!
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

    blog
    website

  3. #3
    Jim Moore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Iowa
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    885
    Images
    16
    Thanks Jeremy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Moore

    The IR goggles also make loading film holders a snap!
    Another reason I want to get one

    Jim
    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"...Wayne Gretzky

  4. #4
    Jeremy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Denton, TX
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,767
    Images
    56
    Jim,
    I was able to load 36 sheets of 5x7 film in about 10 minutes with zero mistakes, it was great
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

    blog
    website

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    fairfield county, Ct.
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    1,813
    Images
    24

    loading film

    Hey Jeremy-I can do the same loading trick with my eyes closed in the darkroom!
    Peter

  6. #6
    Jeremy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Denton, TX
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,767
    Images
    56
    Quote Originally Posted by peters
    Hey Jeremy-I can do the same loading trick with my eyes closed in the darkroom!
    Peter
    Me too, but it takes me about 5 minutes/2 holders when I have to do it with my eyes closed
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

    blog
    website

  7. #7
    Buster6X6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    London Ontario Canada
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    713
    Images
    43
    Hi Jeremy
    What kind of night vision goggles did you buy? and how do you use them?Just curious.
    Greg
    Looking is a gift, but seeing is power.

    Buster6X6

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Shooter
    8x10 Format
    Posts
    155
    Quote Originally Posted by Buster6X6
    Hi Jeremy
    What kind of night vision goggles did you buy? and how do you use them?Just curious.
    Greg
    Lots of info here:-

    http://www.michaelandpaula.com/mp/Az...GID=6011&CID=2

    Good Luck!

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Shooter
    8x10 Format
    Posts
    188
    J Moore, only working with TMY400 is worth the trouble of using IR goggles. Any other film can be easily inspected with a dim green light.

  10. #10
    Jeremy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Denton, TX
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,767
    Images
    56
    Quote Originally Posted by Christian Olivet
    J Moore, only working with TMY400 is worth the trouble of using IR goggles. Any other film can be easily inspected with a dim green light.
    I really wouldn't call it trouble at all. It's like developing film with the room light on once you get used to it. The reason I started doing so is that I have weak night vision and was having trouble inspecting with the dim light.
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

    blog
    website

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin