Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 69,921   Posts: 1,522,072   Online: 790
      
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: My Techpan!

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    11

    My Techpan!

    Hi All,

    From being out of B/W for a long time, I shot a bunch of Techpan @ ASA25 only to discover that Technidol isn't available any longer. It's all 4 x 5 sheet film.

    A lab I use says that D76 for 5 minutes MAY work but....

    Is anyone else been in the same predicament?

  2. #2
    david b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    None of your business
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    4,034
    Images
    30
    Technidol is still available at B&H.

  3. #3
    John Bartley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    13 Critchley Avenue, PO Box 36, Monteith Ont, P0K1P0
    Shooter
    8x10 Format
    Posts
    1,397
    D23 works fine. Just add a bit of borax to it.

  4. #4
    DrPablo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    796
    Images
    63
    Technidol is all over the place and cheap.

    I've had a hard time (though limited) with Tech Pan and Technidol. It just gets far too contrasty to print. I recently did 15 minutes in xtol 1:2 agitating for 2 seconds every minute. That was a bit better, but next time I'll do 1:1 with more frequent agitation for a bit more density.
    Paul

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    11
    Thanks all. I'm in Australia so I guess I need to get it shipped from B&H or the like. Thanks also for the other tips using xtol and D23

  6. #6
    fhovie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Port Hueneme, California - USA
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    1,247
    Images
    92
    formulary has TD3 - which is a weak catechol based developer that works well with Tech Pan
    My photos are always without all that distracting color ...

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,065
    Images
    39
    Edwal TEC is a good choice, too.

  8. #8
    Murray Kelly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Brisbane, QLD. Australia
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    417
    I have some 1L packs of BlueFire HD developer designed for microfilm. (Agfa Copex Rapid actually.) It is fresh powder - if you're interested, send a private message.
    You may even get a speed increase.
    Murray

  9. #9
    Murray Kelly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Brisbane, QLD. Australia
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    417
    Make that Bluefire HR developer
    Murray

  10. #10

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    509
    I have technidol, but no techpan....want some?

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