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    TMAX 400 II - Erwin P. review

    This may be of interest to some here.

    http://www.imx.nl/photo/film_2/new_k...0_april_8.html

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    His densities look a bit strange to me:

    Zone III = 0.13
    Zone II = 0.04
    Zone I = 0.01

    He then goes on to say:

    "These values tell you that the film is a true ISO400, but for best shadow results a half stop over exposure would be helpful. Exposing the film as EI=250 will produce a tonal scale that is almost identical to the ideal values of the Ansel Adams Zone System. "

    Am I misremembering, or did AA suggest something like 0.10 for Zone I?

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    Yes, AA advocated 0.10 after subtracting the filmbase-plus-fog density value. The stated densities indicate that he should use an EI of 100.

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    hard, poetic, honest and confronting


    (any notion if it treats all developers equally?)

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    You've got to wonder, how many people are using Heiland AM50. Anyone know exactly what kind of developer it is?
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    Interesting report....

    ...strange density sequence.

    Regardless, I think he makes a good case for the new film being significantly improved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    You've got to wonder, how many people are using Heiland AM50. Anyone know exactly what kind of developer it is?
    Maybe it's a state-of-the-art speed reducing formula?

    To be fair, though, most developers knock a stop off a film's speed if 0.10 is the required Zone_I density.

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    I've gotta say that Erwin Puts has about as much credibility with me as Ken Rockwell. Blathering online experts.

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    Ha! That's pretty funny, testing it in such an obscure developer. "In Comparison with Fujidol, the negs processed in Voightlander 222 seemed a bit soft...Harumph!".

    As well, that shows how obscure it is when you stump the APUGers!

    I actually have done a few rolls, thrown in with other TMY in Xtol. Have not had a chance to print it, but they look nice and sharp, same general tonality but a bit (tiny) denser, so I'll cut my time ~10%.

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    David, Heiland is a processor which takes many film tanks from various manufacturers, holds them with a type of universal clamp, works on mains as well as a 12V car battery.

    AM50 is a developer which I believe is similar to Tetenal Blue.

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    Last edited by Mick Fagan; 05-01-2008 at 02:19 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: Signed my name twice

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