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    Anybody still fooling around with X-ray film?

    I got all fired up about it, but have since lost a little big of interest, the X-ray film I got from CSX online is very prone to scratching, which can occur when one is cutting it down to size, or sliding it in and out of film holders. I process on hangars in deep tank, so no chance of scratching there. Just wondering if there were any of you still experimenting with X-ray for pictorial photography.

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    I was given some whole plate-ish and it awaits inspriation in the fridge!

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    Good point - double emulsion probably scratches on the back more easily than single emulsion.
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    It is on my list of things to do...and since I am running out of traditional film, I might be playing with it sooner than later.

    But it is not like I don't have a backlog of negatives to print!

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    I ordered some a few weeks ago but am moving so I have lost my darkroom for the next few months.

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    Since it has to be tray processed to avoid lines on the rear of the film, I'm trying to organize a dark enough place to do that. My test shots looked fine, but had lines in the back from the ribs in the developing tubes, and I plan on using it seriously once I resolve my truly 'dark room' situation - hopefully in a few days.

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    I occasionally pull a quarter-sheet or so out of the fridge and give it a try. I'm going to second what PHOTOTONE said, though; its incredibly prone to scratching.

    It tends to acquire small scratches when dry; when wet, the light touch of a fingernail is almost enough to scratch the emulsion clear off the base.

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    I still use mine on a regular basis, when I can get out. As far as the ribbs showing up on the back side of the film when processing. I have discovered that if I rock the tray at all I get the ribbs, but if I just flopp the film like I normally do they don't show up. I think it must have to do with the little bit of friction/heat it must produce.
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    Weird; I've never heard of this before. I take it X-ray film is sensitive to visible (or near-visible) light?
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    I finished the sample pack of film I got from CSX and I am preparing to order a full box. I think I have gotten around the scratching problem I had by putting felt on the key places on my cutter that were affecting the film the most. I have not had any problems with scratching during processing in my Jobo tank. Unfortunately, I have spent my photography "allowance" this month already so I will probably not order any until next month. Besides, I am trying to finish up a project and I know if I get the x-ray film I will spend more time fooling with it and not working on my other project, which is time constrained.
    Last edited by wclavey; 10-12-2007 at 06:40 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: Bad spelling

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