Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 71,951   Posts: 1,585,987   Online: 845
      
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    holmburgers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Rochester NY (native KS)
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,423
    Images
    2

    Kodak Electron Image Film

    So I often peruse the 'specialty films' section and I've always wondered about this film.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc....html#features

    I know what it's supposed to do, but I was wondering if it had any ALT-potential? Since it's designed to pick up electrons, is it sensitive to light? And if so, how so....

    Wouldn't it reason that the resolution would be astronomical?

    Curious indeed. Just something to ponder.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    78
    Sorin

    __________________________________________________ __________________________________
    Frugal Sorin Blog - Last article : light proof material (for darkroom, changing bag, focusing cloth,etc)

  3. #3
    holmburgers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Rochester NY (native KS)
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,423
    Images
    2
    Interesting..... so indeed it can be used as such. Thanks for the link!

  4. #4
    SMBooth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Melbourne, North/West
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,023
    Images
    7
    Holmburgers, Ive just been given a box of this film and was told to rate it a ISO6. Because it's 4 x 3 1/4 I was going to load it sideways in my 4x5 filmholders to try it out.

  5. #5
    Sparky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,100
    i wonder if it's related to panatomic-x...

  6. #6
    holmburgers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Rochester NY (native KS)
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,423
    Images
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by SMBooth View Post
    Holmburgers, Ive just been given a box of this film and was told to rate it a ISO6. Because it's 4 x 3 1/4 I was going to load it sideways in my 4x5 filmholders to try it out.
    Awesome! Please let us know how it turns out, and maybe post some examples??

    It might be the slowest speed LF film available today, in a roundabout kind of way.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    24
    It's extremely fine-grained, but it's also orthochormatic... and can be used safely under a dim orange (type OC) safelight. At the EM lab at my university, we soup it for 4 minutes in D-19; I do the same when I shoot it in my Graphic. Examples here.

  8. #8
    jcoldslabs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Shooter
    8x10 Format
    Posts
    179
    I just bought a bunch of boxes of this stuff in the 3.25" x 4" size, labeled "Kodak Electron Imaging Film SO-163," and tried my first test sheet today. It does, in fact, slide into a 4x5 holder in the 4" dimension just fine. Keeping it centered is another problem, though.

    I rated it at EI 12 and developed it in HC-110 dil. B for five minutes in a rotary drum. The base of the tree was spot metered and placed on Zone III, but in the negative (and the scan) it looks more like Zone IV, so next time I will rate the film at EI 25. It could use a bit less development or a higher dilution to tame the contrast, and, being blue sensitive, the skies blew out completely. Close inspection of the scan shows almost zero visible grain. I have some old 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" film holders that I'm going to try using it with next.

    For the record, the packaging states that the film can be handled under Wratten #1 or Kodak GBX-2 safelights (deep red).




    Jonathan



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



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