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    T-Max doesn't have silver?

    Since I'm in PA, I figured I'd go to a nearby camera club meeting to try and meet some people (since I only know about 4 people here). The guy sitting behind me, once he found out I shoot film, asked me what I liked to use. When I said I was currently using T-Max 100, he said, "Do you know what the difference is between that and TriX? TriX has less latitude and has silver, while TMax has more latitude and no silver, just dye." I was tempted to ask him how you develop it then, since all developers are intended to convert the silver grains. I desisted.

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    Just think - in November, that guy gets to vote.

    Scary, isn't it?
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    Wheeee!

    Perhaps there should be an annual prize for how far you can get from the truth without being beaten to a pulp by those who know what they are talking about.

    Of course we'd need to exclude politicians and most of the PR trade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by winger View Post
    Since I'm in PA, I figured I'd go to a nearby camera club meeting to try and meet some people (since I only know about 4 people here). The guy sitting behind me, once he found out I shoot film, asked me what I liked to use. When I said I was currently using T-Max 100, he said, "Do you know what the difference is between that and TriX? TriX has less latitude and has silver, while TMax has more latitude and no silver, just dye." I was tempted to ask him how you develop it then, since all developers are intended to convert the silver grains. I desisted.
    g'day winger

    why desist?

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    Well - I guess a lot of things are becoming legacy knowledge. A lot of people are content with a world that operates by magic. Like how do things really work anyway? Gas goes in the car - key goes in the ignition - all the rest is magic. Film - digital cards - how to operate software or hardware - everything else is magic. So there are a always a few left that either have gray hair or have an insatiable curiosity that loves google and keeps us up to speed on how things work. For everything else there is Mastercard.
    My photos are always without all that distracting color ...

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    g'day all

    fhovie, an interesting observation on "legacy knowledge"

    in this case it's more like mis-information and the illogical being accepted without thought

    i don't believe that Google helps, there is too much crap out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Heath View Post
    i don't believe that Google helps, there is too much crap out there
    Indeed: is Google cause -- or effect?

    Likewise Wikipedia.
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    May be T-Max does not have silver when it is in Pennsylvania.

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    I suppose the poor guy was thinking of that C-41 processed monochrome film, but even it starts out with silver in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monophoto View Post
    Just think - in November, that guy gets to vote.

    Scary, isn't it?
    Both of them.

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