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    Well took some test shots today. with Arista 100 film. First three negs totally black. last one totally clear. D76 for 6mins per the dev paper. ideas?

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    Thanks for the info! Guess ill use the 8 1/2 fstop marks. BTW i used increasing exp times for the 4 tests, 1 sec at f/11,f8...etc . no images.

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    Is that stock D76? Try it at 1+1 for about 9:00 or 10:00 for greater economy and less solvent effect (sharper grain).

    Even with gross (4 stops) overexposure, you should still see an image on the negative. Perhaps you accidentally exposed the first three sheets to daylight? Easy mistake to make when starting out.

    What did the lightmeter say for these exposure tests? If you're not sure of your exposure, try making some test exposures in Sunny-16 lighting (full direct sun). f/16 at t=1/ISO is the right exposure (assuming you're focused near infinity therefore no bellows correction required), so try f/22 1/30s for EI60, which is a good speed for the Arista 100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezwriter View Post
    Thanks for the info! Guess ill use the 8 1/2 fstop marks. BTW i used increasing exp times for the 4 tests, 1 sec at f/11,f8...etc . no images.
    Take the lens off the camera, open the aperture all the way, operate the shutter at each speed setting while watching the shutter work. Hint, point the lens at a light bulb.

    Does what you see the shutter do make sense in terms of time open at each setting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ezwriter View Post
    Well took some test shots today. with Arista 100 film. First three negs totally black. last one totally clear. D76 for 6mins per the dev paper. ideas?
    Make sure you remove the correct dark slide, the one nearest the lens not the one in the rear. This will ensure you dont expose the wrong sheet of film. As for the clear sheet, you most likely didnt expose it at all.
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    Second time out- got some images! Thanks for all your help guys. i think i did expose the box, turned the light on in the darthroom instead of the fan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezwriter View Post
    thanks! That helps a lot. Shoulda said the lens is a Ilex_calumet 210mm f4.8.
    The controls i dont know are like a shutter release that says M BLUE F WH X RED with a knurled knob inside the lens next to it.
    And a 2pc knob that looks just like what you set the time with on an old watch on the top left of the lens,next to shutter.
    The cable release is is a bad spot whoever designed this, its recressed so its hard to screw the release in straight w/o stripping the threads.
    will check that website thanks again!
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    The control that says M BLUE F WH X RED adjusts the flash for flashbulbs or electronic flash. Leave it on X for electronic flash. The other control you ask about may be for opening the shutter for focusing without setting the shutter to T. I'd have to dig into a box of old shutters to refresh an ancient mind as to just how it works.

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