Well, arent you picky, I see now why you got stranded on an island all by yourself.....:P
Originally Posted by mrcallow
Why not D-76 or HC-110? they are both old reliable film developers you can use. My choice would be HC-110, you have plethora of dilutions to choose, works very well for expansion and contraction, it is a one shot developer and produces pretty nice grain with most films.
Tri X with Rodinal because it will never go bad on me and it produces lovely sharp grain and with Tri X negatives that will really zing.
I choose Tri X because faster films are lower in contrast than slow or medium films therefore in the bright sunny conditions of Mr Callows Tropical Island contrast would be less of a problem. On the odd dull day I could push the development.
Plain Hypo Fix.
Paper Ilford Warmtone and Kodak Ektalure
Paper dev Zone VI and Ethol LPD.
Can I have a small computer?.................only kidding guys..... before I get myself banished. It's the wacky Brit sense of humour.
Of course you can have a computer, Les! How else will the rest of us get to see the great photos you will no doubt create unless you can post them on APUG?
Originally Posted by Les McLean
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"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive" - Howard Thurman
On this desert island..would there be anything worth taking a picture of?
Digital is best taken with a grain of silver.
My first answer would be Rodinal, it would never go bad. My second answer would be Xtol, because it is a good source of vitamin c ;-)
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I never said it was a desert. Could be Manhattan (without cab fare and banned from the subways for taking pictures) or any other place surrounded by water.
Originally Posted by clogz
Frankly, I think hand inversion would be more feasible on a desert island.
You might have a problem getting the Professor to make you a bicycle generator out of bamboo, vines and coconuts so that you could use the Wing-Lynch.
That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
OK, been there, done that: Easter Island, 1981. Developer: Rodinal 1:50, Panatomic X, Agfa 25 and Tech Pan developed by hand inversion in SS tanks. Printing: Borrowed enlarger w/Schneider Componon, Agfa Brovira, Dektol. Film and prints fixed in Kodak non-hardening fixer. Oh and the 70mm Tech Pan was developed in Bill Anneman's Perfection XR-1.
Originally Posted by mrcallow
When I left, I traded my remaining film, paper, chemistry, tanks, etc. (and my extra Levis) for wood carvings.
Everything is analog - even digital :D
I hate to tell you, but XTOL has no vitamin C. It uses isoascorbic acid AKA erythorbic acid or d-ascorbic acid, the mirror image of vitamin C which is l-ascorbic acid. Your body looks at it and tells it to go away. The empirical formulas are the same: C6H8O6, but our bodies can tell the difference. I have used both in developers and find no difference so far as film and paper are concerned.
Originally Posted by AndrewH
I know you weren't seriously considering drinking XTOL.
Originally Posted by Flotsam
Where have I been living, Mars? I never heard of Brooke. A quick web search educated me quickly! As long as she can mix the developer and climb the trees for the coconuts, she seems like a good choice...
Speaking of choices, I'd take Tri-X 320, Pyrocat for EI 200 and Acufine for 640. Kodak rapid fix would be just fine.