hi arctic amateur
Originally Posted by Arctic amateur
i don't know what the difference is between the two films.
to be honest, i mainly use expired films, and i have a lot of them !
( currently i have tmx, tmy tmz, panatomic x, super xx, plus x, efke, adox, foma, forte,
hp4, hp5, xp2, push3200, tri x ( both 320 + 400 ) fuji superia 200-800, portra, epn, readyload, velveeta,
as well as aero plus x, arista ortho, Kodak 2430, so 132, techpan, and polaroid #55 which
i will be processing the sheets without the monobath pod ... i am sure i missed a few here and there )
i find everything i have easy to process and easy to use in my 2 developers of choice
either ansco 130 or caffenol c eyeball measured ( a little of this, and a little of that ) but made with
home roasted sumatra robusta coffee beans, with 10-15cc of stock ansco 130 ...
OLD of course, i reuse my developer for a few months without replenishing or adding
anything to it ... and stand develop every film i have, all together ( c41,e6 and b/w ) sheets
and rolls ( different tanks of course ) for 25-30 minutes
... i leave the room and when i remember to come back ... my film comes out just as i like it.
to me the differences between films is not much difference at all ... its just film with a negative on it ...
i was just trying to learn what use all these film tests would be seeing there are so many variables in play ...
i never do any film tests at all, to be honest i kind of find them to be a waste of time and effort and film
when i could be making photographs ...
rather than endless tests why not just expose film and process it, and not worry about creating some perfect system that doesn't exist.
in the end it is the photographs that matter and not what was used to process them, isn't it ?
i tend to agree with jovo all this work has already been done by the film and chemistry makers in their own labs ..
Last edited by jnanian; 01-27-2013 at 02:21 PM. Click to view previous post history.