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    SUCESSFUL TEST----YAAAAAHHHHOOOOOO

    Well, I don't think I have lost my touch. Thank Goodness.
    I mixed RA-4 this evening and took an old Vericolor lll negative of my parents, been deceased for a number of years, and used this for a test negative with the new color setup. I had written down the filtration from when I printed it in the mid 80's and used this to start. I couldn't believe it printed the same filtertration. Back then I was using Kodak paper and this test was with Fuji. It took only 3 test pieces for the exposure standard. I am totally floored that it worked out this good with trays. I had set up a safelight and blocked it off until I could just barely see the tray. Made a safelight test with paper partially blocked off on half of it and it didn't show any signs of color shift.
    Now I have to get the film dept. setup going. I'll do that this weekend and shoot a roll of Ektar.
    Just thought I'd shout a little on here on the sucessful setup.

    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardH View Post
    Well, I don't think I have lost my touch. Thank Goodness.
    I mixed RA-4 this evening and took an old Vericolor lll negative of my parents, been deceased for a number of years, and used this for a test negative with the new color setup. I had written down the filtration from when I printed it in the mid 80's and used this to start. I couldn't believe it printed the same filtertration. Back then I was using Kodak paper and this test was with Fuji. It took only 3 test pieces for the exposure standard. I am totally floored that it worked out this good with trays. I had set up a safelight and blocked it off until I could just barely see the tray. Made a safelight test with paper partially blocked off on half of it and it didn't show any signs of color shift.
    Now I have to get the film dept. setup going. I'll do that this weekend and shoot a roll of Ektar.
    Just thought I'd shout a little on here on the sucessful setup.

    Richard
    That's awesome and welcome home!

    I'm a big fan of Ektar. I use it religiously, but started testing out Porta 160. I am absolutely FLOORED with this film. With these two together, you can't go wrong in color.

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    Congratulations!! Well done!!

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    Congratulations and keep up the good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikecnichols View Post
    That's awesome and welcome home!

    I'm a big fan of Ektar. I use it religiously, but started testing out Porta 160. I am absolutely FLOORED with this film. With these two together, you can't go wrong in color.
    Well, I slept better knowing my venture was good.

    I would think the Porta 160 would be about the same as Vericolor lll I used to shoot. I'll try some of that also in the next few weeks. Probably more skin tone color oriented than Ektar.

    When I ordered the chemicals, I got a lot of 4x5 Ektar with the order and hope to get in the mountains real soon with it. A little cooler there than in the foothills. First though is getting the film stuff setup for a smooth operation on that end.

    Also thanks everyone for putting up with my questions.


    Richard

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    Printing color is easy and awesome! I just started printing color a few weeks ago and have had great results! Portra 400 is my main film...However, I think I'm going to do some landscapes with Ektar 100.

    It's great to know more people or doing this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayvo86 View Post
    Printing color is easy and awesome! I just started printing color a few weeks ago and have had great results! Portra 400 is my main film...However, I think I'm going to do some landscapes with Ektar 100.

    It's great to know more people or doing this!
    It's a lot of fun and a really fast process....especially when you get your "system" down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardH View Post
    Well, I don't think I have lost my touch. Thank Goodness.
    I mixed RA-4 this evening and took an old Vericolor lll negative of my parents, been deceased for a number of years, and used this for a test negative with the new color setup. I had written down the filtration from when I printed it in the mid 80's and used this to start. I couldn't believe it printed the same filtertration.
    Picture (of the picture) or it didn't happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony-S View Post
    Picture (of the picture) or it didn't happen!
    Hey Tony
    I don't have a scanner. If I could scan it, I would send the results. The 16x20 I printed back then has lost a tad of the color it had but this one, from my memory, pretty well matched it. It came out just a tad warmer but it amazed me it was so close. 25 years ago and it still has very good color. When I printed the 16x20, I was using an Omega dicro. and this new one was with acetate filters with a Beseler 45mx. I'm still shocked by the results. Sorry I can't show results but!!!!! Maybe in the future.
    I guess a scanner will be in the works in the near future. I'm not much up on the digital things that I should be, but it's never too late to learn a new trick.

    Thanks
    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardH View Post
    Hey Tony
    I don't have a scanner. If I could scan it, I would send the results. The 16x20 I printed back then has lost a tad of the color it had but this one, from my memory, pretty well matched it. It came out just a tad warmer but it amazed me it was so close. 25 years ago and it still has very good color. When I printed the 16x20, I was using an Omega dicro. and this new one was with acetate filters with a Beseler 45mx. I'm still shocked by the results. Sorry I can't show results but!!!!! Maybe in the future.
    I guess a scanner will be in the works in the near future. I'm not much up on the digital things that I should be, but it's never too late to learn a new trick.

    Thanks
    Richard
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