first i am greeted and warmly welcomed by the person who started this thread
and now you "barge in here" tell me to get lost.
when you were first read or were told about coffee developers, did you tell the people using
this "skewed version of a developer" they were irrelevant idiotic fools, and then
tell them to get lost ?
... you are too much !
i find it remarkable that you are a chemist and self- proclaimed "coffee developer expert"
yet you don't even do simple experiments to see if you can improve the developer ... even if that means mixing in a small
quantity of a developer that you know works, to see what might happen, and then doing it again, backing off on the amount you add &C
instead you just recreate what everyone else does ... and you don't show your peers (here) the results of your work
you only make claims, pass judgement, posture and insult people who don't have the same opinion as you...
i thought chemists were natural experimenters, curious and creative about these things ...
i am well aware that you mix the ingredients 6x as strong to store, and doing what everyone "on the caffenol blog" does.
that isn't really what i would call experimental or creative.
earlier to prove a point of how concentrated &C print developer is, you mentioned that you used dektol / d72 as a film developer ...
but your results were bad ... it proves my point that you really are not creative or experimental or a problem solver.
did you try it different dilutions and times?
did you use it when it was partially exhausted + replenish it?
did you develop by inspection or bracket your film exposures ?
did you change how you agitated the film, or not agitate at all ?
or ... did you use it 3 times at the same time/dilution that was "recommended", photograph contrasty scenes and get terrible negatives?
you couldn't be more wrong about ansco 130 ( or dektol since it is the same thing less glycin for all intents and purposes )
but then again, you make claims and have nothing to back up what you say. i on the other hand have 10 years worth of
experience with the developer. i know from first hand experience that 30cc ansco 130+750cc of water
will not stand-develop a 3 stop under exposed film in 25 mins but
30cc ansco 130 + strong caffenol c will develop the film, and it will be good enough to print in a darkroom or scan.,
i have first hand experience in this as well, and i posted them before just the other day.
you complain that i am not using your measurements ...
try using 2-3x the amount of coffee YOU would normally use, and 1.5-2x the vit c YOU would normally use,
and about the same amount of soda as vit c and YOU would normally use, and you will be getting close
to what i use. my coffee is pure robusta and obviously very different and more concentrated than your "blend"
if you want to make this developer into something that will be every bit as good as
a commercial grade developer, but at your fingertips ...
you can not just re-hash what others have said and done, you have to make your
own path, or you will get no where ...
Last edited by jnanian; 01-05-2011 at 03:29 PM. Click to view previous post history.