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    pounds not dollers, still a bargain. I need a UK supplier. It was sold by a guy from Ilford who also asked the same for a box of 25 Ilford sheet film. I got the feeling he didn't know a lot about sheet fim and even less about Kodak. Not even sure why an Ilford rep. was selling old Kodak film!
    I have got my hands on one bottle which makes 600ml I think I should be able to tray process 3 + films. No instructions with the bottle of Technidol so looking around for suggestion.
    I have been told that the film can be usd for some really detailed portrait work. I am preparing a documentary piece on a local area and hope to photograph a few characters in there natural setting (a bar!). Craggy faced lot, think this film will be ideal?
    "The Church says that the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the Church"
    Ferdinand Magellan

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    See this for reference:
    http://www.kodak.com/global/en/profe.../p255.jhtml#10

    Good Luck

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    Tech Pan can enhance character lines. However, when photographing people, it might be better to use a film with which you are familiar. The right light, and perhaps a little extra development, should suffice. Save the Tech Pan for other subjects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKM-25 View Post
    The guy misspelled Tech Pan. I found it when looking for technidol:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...6703&rd=1&rd=1

    ........:-)
    Now that was fun, I just ran a test roll, nearly perfect look.

    First time I have souped film by hand in at least 8 years, first time in 16 years for Techpan. My temps were dead on, did it in the sink w/ Technidol. Even had to stop bath with regular water.

    The development looks good, no streaks, tonal range better than expected. But...as I was loading the film, I noticed the back felt a little rough, kind of strange I thought. I have scanned a couple and they are covered with white spots on some negs. Then the film is just plain dirty, probably need to get a proper film washer and use stop bath next time.

    I shot it exclusively with an M6, 28mm 2.0 & 50mm 1.4 aspheric lenses, They are stellar in sharpness and tonal range. The grain is pretty much non-exsistant, kind of spooky like.
    Last edited by PKM-25; 12-18-2006 at 01:03 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    What about using POTA developer:

    Sodium Sulphite (anhydrous) 30 g
    Phenidone 1.5 g
    Cold water to make 1L

    Use undilluted

    Development time 6-12 mins.

    This is a low contrast fine grain film developer and was recommended for Technical Pan

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    Kodak still list Technidol as a current product and I have had no trouble getting it. I got some last week.

    David.

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    Hmmm....stuff looks nice, insane on the lack of grain.

    pardon the truncated tonal range from web compression.

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    Rodinal 1:100 definitely works, give it a try if you can't get the technidol. I still have a couple of bulk rolls I'm looking to sell, if anyone's interested. Take a look at the classifieds.

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    I've always wondered how pyrocat deals with tech pan since it deals with high contrast pretty well.

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    After discovering some forgotten rolls in the freezer a few years back, I tried some WD2D+ with it. It was a great combination, printed easily and had great, full tonal range. I had too many projects going at the time and didn't return to it after learning of the discontinued status. I have since sold the remainder and plan to retire early from the proceeds (man... people are crazy!).
    Craig Schroeder

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