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  • none, a lab processes my film.

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  • two

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  • three

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    how many developers do you use, or have you settled on one

    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    hi pioneer i brew it in a perk just as i would drink it ... 1 "scoop" / cup and an extra for the pot ..
    so for my 11"cup" perkolater i put in 12 scoops ( which translates to 24 tablespoons ) .
    then i let it cool a bit
    then the soda
    and stir
    then the vit c and it foams ...

    then a wee bit of ansco 130 ....
    i use stock solution, or spent from 50 prints
    i'm not too particular, my film is happy either way

    i don't use it 1 shot like a lot of people use caffenol, but i use it until i get nervous it is dead ...
    which tends to be after 3 or 4 months of continual film and print processing ...
    You're not a real coffee drinker, real coffee is made in a French Press :-p


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    I voted one, for one at a time. Which one that is varies however. D76 when I was learning, or when I've shared a darkroom and that was what the darkroom stocked (I like it fine, but don't want to deal with powders at home). HC-110 dilutions E or H at home for some years, then Tetenal Ultrafin (worked well, went off too soon, but had the courtesy to turn a funny colour before dying), and Mörsch EFD for the last year or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    You're not a real coffee drinker, real coffee is made in a French Press :-p


    ~Stone

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    HA

    i haven't used the french press in years ...
    im more of a jezvah / ibriki kind of person ...
    you can't tell your futur wth a french press !

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    how many developers do you use, or have you settled on one

    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    HA

    i haven't used the french press in years ...
    im more of a jezvah / ibriki kind of person ...
    you can't tell your futur wth a french press !
    You never heard of "grind reading"?


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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    You never heard of "grind reading"?


    ~Stone

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    i've been reading grinds for decades
    i just prefer to not read coursegrinds
    like dexter reads blood ... splatered

    ymmv

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    hi pioneer i brew it in a perk just as i would drink it ... 1 "scoop" / cup and an extra for the pot ..
    so for my 11"cup" perkolater i put in 12 scoops ( which translates to 24 tablespoons ) .
    then i let it cool a bit
    then the soda
    and stir
    then the vit c and it foams ...

    then a wee bit of ansco 130 ....
    i use stock solution, or spent from 50 prints
    i'm not too particular, my film is happy either way

    i don't use it 1 shot like a lot of people use caffenol, but i use it until i get nervous it is dead ...
    which tends to be after 3 or 4 months of continual film and print processing ...
    All right. This sounds like fun.

    Fresh brewed caffenol here I come. I got all the mixings except the Ansco 130. I wonder, does Photo Formulary sell Ansco 130? I'll have to go searching.

    So what is the acronym for film processing acquisition syndrome?

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    Two. I use either Rodinal (Adonal) at 1:50 or HC-110 at 1:50 approximately; one shot. They have different acutance. Use the same measurements by volume 12ml in 600ml water both developers. HC-110 is US concentrate.
    There is a difference between a shaky or out-of-focus photograph and a snapshot of clouds and fog banks. —Erwin Schrödinger

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    Here's one I've been liking a lot

    I've been on this Adonal thing for a while but still use D76 1:3 regularly. As an Adonal aside, attached is a 300 DPI color scan of a 5x7 print, G1 Ilford Multigrade RC. It's a nothing scene almost exactly down-sun at 16:00hrs., Tri-X at EI 1000 stand developed in Adonal 1:100 for 60 minutes at about 69 degrees. The upper line on the image is one inch on the print. The lower line is 16mm on the print, so 1mm on the negative.

    If you're one of those micro grain folks this just won't cut it but, even at 16x20, I don't mind it at all.

    FWIW,
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    I've settled on two developers:
    • PC-TEA 1+50
    • Rodinal usually @ 1+100


    I mainly use PC-TEA, but for certain films like APX 100 and 400, I'll use Rodinal, depending on subject and my mood. I always use PC-TEA for sheet films in the Paterson Orbital.

    However, the other day, just for a change, I souped a roll of APX 100 in Rodinal 1+50, and really liked the results.

    And, as a result of trading some phenidone with a fellow Wellingtonian & Apugger (Stormpetrel), I ended up with some 510-Pyro. I dunked my other roll of APX 100 in that, diluted 1+100, and that's nice too.

    So, it's two in-house plus one guest developer. Or two home-made ones and one commercial. The one thing they all have in common is very long shelf lives.

    If I had to stick to just one, it'd be PC-TEA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioneer View Post
    All right. This sounds like fun.

    Fresh brewed caffenol here I come. I got all the mixings except the Ansco 130. I wonder, does Photo Formulary sell Ansco 130? I'll have to go searching.

    So what is the acronym for film processing acquisition syndrome?
    the formulary sells formulary 130 which is ansco 130
    the coffee beans you use HAVE to be robusta
    store bought arabica won't do the trick ...

    have fuN !
    john



 

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