Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 71,914   Posts: 1,584,699   Online: 709
      
Page 21 of 26 FirstFirst ... 11151617181920212223242526 LastLast
Results 201 to 210 of 260
  1. #201
    holmburgers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Rochester NY (native KS)
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,423
    Images
    2
    Last night I was developing single sheets of panchromatic 8x10" film in trays 1 at a time, total darkness of course, and as I pulled my 2nd sheet out of the developer I discovered that I had developed it with a piece of interleaving paper on top of it!

    I cursed myself, but near the end of the fix I popped on the lights and as far as I can tell, there was no ill effect.

  2. #202
    cliveh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    3,678
    Images
    344
    A student came running out of the darkroom and said Clive, you need to come and look at my enlarger, as I think the bulb is going because it has gone all dim.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon

  3. #203
    John Austin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Southern Forest Region, Western Australia
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    521
    Blog Entries
    3
    Absolutely knackered at the end of documenting a two week festival in Fremantle - Eartly hours of the morning set up the film cassettes, reels and rods - Shut my eyes tight and loaded 5 rolls of film

  4. #204
    lesm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    South Australia
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    104
    Recently a friend of mine who's a professional photographer but has never used film came up to me in the street with a box of 16x20 Ilford paper under his arm. He knew I'm building a darkroom and he told me how a client of his had given him this box of unused paper her late husband had. My mate said "Is it any use to you?" and with a flourish he opened the box and riffled through the paper!

  5. #205

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Lynden, Warshington
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    74
    Many years ago I once tried a two-solution developer on some negatives and didn't get a thing, couldn't go back and re-shoot either...

    Another time I somehow managed to wind a roll of 35mm on a SS spool backwards, revealed by a light streak running down the center of the film where my finger was resting!

    Yet another time- I do not know to this day why it occurred- I made up a fairly stiff glycin paper developer and exposed an image on Kodak RC paper which probably had developer incorporated in the emulsion. Either the developer was rather warm and/or the embedded developing agent was wildly superadditive with glycin, but about five seconds after I slipped the paper in the developer- FWOOF! The image appeared almost instantaneously! And it was actually satisfactory for my purpose... This was about 1981 or so...
    I would love to use the "FP" flash setting on my camera, but I cannot find "Flash Powder" anywhere... such is life.

  6. #206
    David Brown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    near Dallas, TX USA
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    3,344
    Images
    8
    Quote Originally Posted by lesm View Post
    Recently a friend of mine who's a professional photographer but has never used film came up to me in the street with a box of 16x20 Ilford paper under his arm. He knew I'm building a darkroom and he told me how a client of his had given him this box of unused paper her late husband had. My mate said "Is it any use to you?" and with a flourish he opened the box and riffled through the paper!
    Um, no ...

  7. #207
    Vlad Soare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Bucharest, Romania
    Shooter
    8x10 Format
    Posts
    251
    A few days ago I wanted to develop a roll of 120 film. I was using a stainless steel tank with a stainless steel cap. I had prepared everything and was just about to start pouring the pre-wash water into the tank. But instead of removing the small cap I removed the big one altogether. Ouch!
    Luckily there was nothing unique and unrepeatable on that film.

  8. #208

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    122
    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad Soare View Post
    A few days ago I wanted to develop a roll of 120 film. I was using a stainless steel tank with a stainless steel cap. I had prepared everything and was just about to start pouring the pre-wash water into the tank. But instead of removing the small cap I removed the big one altogether. Ouch!
    Luckily there was nothing unique and unrepeatable on that film.
    That was two mistakes in one.
    Pre-wash was the first one. Prewash was abandoned early in the 1920s.
    Not neccessary and may cause uneven development.

    The second mistake was much more critical though.

  9. #209
    MattKing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Delta, British Columbia, Canada
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    12,947
    Images
    60
    Tronds and I totally disagree about the advisability of a pre-soak.

    I use it consistently, and I find it improves the evenness of my development, and repeatability of my results.

    Vive le difference!
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

  10. #210
    Vlad Soare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Bucharest, Romania
    Shooter
    8x10 Format
    Posts
    251
    Tronds, I wouldn't touch the pre-wash thing if I were you. You'll start a war.
    On the other hand, that might be fun to watch. I'll get the popcorn and Coke.



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin