Yes I use it all the time - probably over half my prints. Any time I print on Ilford MGWT I almost always tone in highly dilute brown toner. There are some threads about it here, and scans of a few prints on my Flickr.
Originally Posted by JW PHOTO
There's nothing secret anymore about the Kodak formulas. The packaging might be a little different, but so what?
Thanks Roger! I think I'll try a bottle on my next order. I have enough potassium ferricyanide and thiourea to last my lifetime, but would like to just have one bottle of selenium and one bottle of brown/sepia toner sitting on the shelf to help keep it simple. Do you have to alter your exposure much with the Legacy Brown Toner to have your prints come out the way you like? JW
Originally Posted by Roger Cole
I like the looks of not being over-cooked and also you saying you're not altering your development times. Right up my alley! Going on my next order for sure. Thanks, JW
Originally Posted by Roger Cole
Sponsored Ad. (Subscribers to APUG have the option to remove this ad.)
I don't know if their products are sold in the UK now, but PSInc make Unicolor and Legacy Pro products in the US and have been around since about 1973.
Originally Posted by bsdunek
It is simpler buying a set of micro scales safety glasses gloves and mixing up from published formulas.
As things contract you may have to do this eventually.
You do have to use the best formula eg the buffered D76 a Kodak formula keeps better then the more normal Kodak formula I think the latter is a deep tank formula.
Eventually ingredients may stop being available as photo chemicals and you may need to buy as chem reagents.
I use ID-68 a D76 clone cause I have bad allergies already, it has less fog but no other detectable differences, some of the other clones are low fog.
No. It may be cheaper, and it has other advantages - you can make up things not made commercially anymore, or that may be out of stock, you can tweak the formulas, and you can always have fresh chemistry. But it certainly is never simpler. Simplest is "open a pack of powder or bottle of concentrate and dilute as needed."
Where I live some chemistry and film is intermittent already.
Forma film never in stock in formats and speed I want, any bulk I need to order... The University students clean out the shelves when they are given next projects.
That makes life difficult.
CD3 etc I need to order from Germany, Kodak have stopped ECN kits resently...
Note this is central London.
Yes a Kodak HCA yellow package is easy today but Kchrome25 used to be in all chemist/pharmacy shops. I used to have a C41 lab within walking distance.
Nothing will be the same again.
Weighting out chemicals is easy.
I really like toned photos as well...
I have to order everything. But really, considering the amount of non-photo stuff I order that I COULD buy locally, even for a comparable price, "have to" seems needlessly whiney. I make a few mouse clicks and it shows up at my door usually, when I consider I'd have to find time to go shop for the stuff and fight Atlanta traffic, sooner than I'd be able to get it myself anyway.
I order everything. Can't get it locally anyway but that never bothered me. Where I lived in the 90s I couldn't buy locally then either, for most things I used.
Either you have to order the pre-mixed chemicals or you have to order the components. Either way you have to order.
I'm not arguing against mixing your own if someone wants to do that and in fact I've been very tempted and may once the basement/darkroom buildout is complete and I have more room. It certainly has advantages as I said, but simplicity isn't one of them. (Don't need HCA anyway, some sulphite and water does nicely.)