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    Actually, it was about 75 rolls.... :-)

    BUT, 65 of them were 120mm, on a camera that eats up frames, so it's 9-10 shots per roll on those....

    BUT HEY!

    I want that medal!
    E-mail me with the congrats and details.
    (I wont pay for shipping and handling)

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    Uh, uh, no, no..not unless you show us the prints.

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    There's always a catch, isn't there?

    Keep that medal on hold, I'll try to meet the requirements

    :-)

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    What effect would mixing the Diafine at a higher concentration have on the outcome? Thinking, get more chemical soaked into the film make more contrast.
    Gary Beasley

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    It may be a tad off-topic but I have noticed with my own 2 bath mixture (split D23 really) that agitation makes a difference. Films developed at the usual time but on a roller show more contrast..
    Hans

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    Gary,

    That makes perfect sense, but unfortunately I don't have easy access to Diafine (Adorama or Freestyle are my only options), so I can't test it out.

    Hans,

    That's what I thought too, so I've been agitating the heck out of bath A, so it soaks and develops (even if its only a tiny little bit), but I've left bath B at 5 secs per minute. Agitating bath B more would give my highlights more development, not the shadows, since these wouldn't exhaust the developer as quickly, and my problem is shadow separation.

    I think that selenium will solve my problem, since a preliminary neg scan (flat bed scanner, invert and work levels on PS) shows enough detail for a high-contrast print to be just right.

    If that makes any sense....

    Once again (and as always) thank you all for your replies.

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    Some Diafine users manipulate contrast with alternative "B" solutions.

    To lower contrast, use 10 to 20 grams of Borax(from the supermarket) in a liter of water as the "B" bath.

    To increase contrast use sodium hydroxide (Red Devil Lye from the supermarket) and water. SLOWLY add the Lye (about 15 to 20 grams/liter) to cold water - use gloves and eye protection. This "B" bath will loose its high level of activity fairly quickly so it should be mixed just prior to use for highest contrast results.
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