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Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By tho60
partial success

I have removed a layer of paper shims and then I tested 3 Jupiter-9 lenses with my Zorki-S. The "control camera" was a Zorki-6 for comparison- its wide rangefinder base enables accurate focussing....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By tho60
I have bad luck with Fomapan 200 and 400. These...

I have bad luck with Fomapan 200 and 400. These films gave acceptable results in wet prints only.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By tho60
I have done exposure bracketing with this combo...

I have done exposure bracketing with this combo and I found that the "best" speed was ASA 50 only. However, Fomapan 100 has a very wide exposure latitude.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By tho60
It works perfectly with its original Industar-22...

It works perfectly with its original Industar-22 lens, even at shortest distance.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By tho60
Fomapan 100 and Rodinal

What are your experiences with Fomapan 100- Rodinal combo? E.g. real speed, tone rendering etc.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By tho60
Matching a Jupiter-9 with a Zorki-S

Hello!

I bought a Jupiter-9 some years ago and I used it with a Zorki-4 successfully. After some tinkering & collimation this couple worked with all distances.
But now I want to use the Jupiter-9...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By tho60
Fomadon R09 manual gives the following data (20...

Fomadon R09 manual gives the following data (20 Celsius, 1:50 dilution):
Fomapan 100 9 min, Ilford Pan F+ 18 min.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By tho60
FP4+ and Fomapan 100 in Rodinal

Dear Buddies,

Ilford FP4+ and Fomapan 100 have about the same speed. However, Ilford FP4+ requires twice developing time in Rodinal than Fomapan 100. E.g. 1:50 dilution, 20 Celsius: Ilford FP4+ 17...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-27-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,171
Posted By tho60
I do not have any bulk loader. I measure about...

I do not have any bulk loader. I measure about 165 cm-s of film in the following manner: I step on the end, then I raise the roll up to my eyebrows- while the film rolls down. This distance is about...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-28-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By tho60
You are right. The lab did bad work, so I...

You are right. The lab did bad work, so I concentrated the whole process in my hands. From bulk loading to wet printing I have took the responsibility.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-28-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By tho60
I use graded baryta papers, since UPA-1 enlarger...

I use graded baryta papers, since UPA-1 enlarger cannot cope with multigrade papers (in 1957 they were not invented).
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-27-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By tho60
Scanning or printing negs?

When I started to develop BW films a year ago, I got a lab to scan my negatives. Step by step, I have been unsatisfied with the results. So I decided to purchase a UPA-1 condenser enlarger (Made in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 6,037
Posted By tho60
Fomapan 200

Some people prefer the Fomapan 200 among the Foma product films. Why can be this film their favourite?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By tho60
Judging a film: exposure or developing failure?

If you look at a negative (which is not so good), how can you decide whether the exposure or the developing went wrong? E.g. underexposed and overdeveloped negs might look similar.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-17-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 1,609
Posted By tho60
The gadget lights (displays, LEDs) might not...

The gadget lights (displays, LEDs) might not affect the pictures?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-11-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By tho60
The above mentioned weights are valid for 100 ml....

The above mentioned weights are valid for 100 ml. Of course, for 1 liter take ten times amounts.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By tho60
Kt-9

Some days ago I brewed a metol-based highly concentrated developer. This is the formula: 5 g metol, 15 g potassium-metabisulphite, sodium-hydroxide enough to clear the precipitation.

The negs...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-10-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By tho60
The oddest thing is that the manual requires...

The oddest thing is that the manual requires setting film speed at 36 DIN- hardly can I believe why. Did you find that this speed is right for actual work?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-10-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 1,609
Posted By tho60
My darkroom is my bathroom with good echo. I will...

My darkroom is my bathroom with good echo. I will chant or psalmodize while working.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-10-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 1,609
Posted By tho60
Very interesting! LP players and loudspeakers...

Very interesting! LP players and loudspeakers require much place :)
In my makeshift darkroom I could not install them.:cool:
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-10-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By tho60
Test strips or print lightmeter

Some guys use print lightmeter (e.g. Gossen Luasix with lab attachment). Is it worth buying such a device?
Test strips are inconvenient and in long time, expensive. Might or might not return the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-10-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 1,609
Posted By tho60
Listening to the radio in the darkroom

I have seen some pictures showing a radio/CD recorder in the darkroom. Do not you think that listening to music/news distracts you from actual work? I know that a process might last for hours, but it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-29-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By tho60
Fomadon P is buffered with borax and boric acid...

Fomadon P is buffered with borax and boric acid to keep its pH value. However, after developing some rolls, pH value rises. Thus, hydroquinone becomes more active, resulting in contrasty negatives....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By tho60
Do not worry. In most cases, darkening of the...

Do not worry. In most cases, darkening of the solution and crystals do not influence the developing capacity. Dab a bit of the concentrate on a piece of unexposed film.The film will become black in...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-16-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 20,465
Posted By tho60
Buying or not?

To make the long story short, do you recommend Moskva-5 for buying, or not?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By tho60
I have tried this combo in 135 format and I was...

I have tried this combo in 135 format and I was contended with the results. Do you develop your sheet films by inspection?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,406
Posted By tho60
My opening post has caused a fervent debate, but...

My opening post has caused a fervent debate, but nobody answered my second question: Do you use the same developer for large and small format?

Ancient photo books recommended different types of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-12-2016
Replies: 735
Views: 139,966
Posted By tho60
Yashica Mat 124, from 1970. A walk in the...

Yashica Mat 124, from 1970.

A walk in the cemetery.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-12-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By tho60
Lubitel-166, from 1982.

Lubitel-166, from 1982.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,406
Posted By tho60
In addition, developing by inspection might have...

In addition, developing by inspection might have a special feeling. Seeing how the latent picture becomes visible is a part of magic.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,587
Posted By tho60
I have used ST-2 developer, 6 minutes developing...

I have used ST-2 developer, 6 minutes developing time, 30 second agitation at the beginning, and then 10 seconds in every minute.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By tho60
Check for the above mentioned link: ...

Check for the above mentioned link:
http://notesonphotographs.org/index.php?title=Kalogen
and then
http://notesonphotographs.org/index.php?title=Rodinal

Based on the provided information in these...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By tho60
Kalogen is a highly-concentrated developer...

Kalogen is a highly-concentrated developer intended for one-shot use after dilution and long shelf-life. In this sense, Kalogen and Rodinal are familiar.
Agfa/Orwo 40 and Kalogen are not similar,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By tho60
My story is quite interesting. At first, I wanted...

My story is quite interesting. At first, I wanted to brew some Parodinal, but I could not purchase pure paracetamol powder for a while. So I looked for a formula which is good for one-shot...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 12,103
Posted By tho60
Thank you very much for your help. However, there...

Thank you very much for your help. However, there is no point in buying these films (Fomapan 200 and 400) if you can use them as ASA 50 film only. Rather I purchase Fomapan 100 film and develop it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,406
Posted By tho60
Each sheet/plate is unique. So, developing by...

Each sheet/plate is unique. So, developing by inspection you can get the best density, regardless the exposure. For example: I shot mostly Fomapan films in 120 and 135 format- even if I follow the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,406
Posted By tho60
Film developing by inspection: yes or no?

Do you develop sheet film or plates by inspection? (Red or dark green safelight, depending on film type.)

Do you use the same developer for large and small format?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,587
Posted By tho60
Here you are the pictures. Excellent sharpness &...

Here you are the pictures. Excellent sharpness & resolving power, but quite high contrast. I shoot the pictures with my Zorki-6 seen in my avatar picture.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 12,103
Posted By tho60
I have followed your advice. I rated both Fomapan...

I have followed your advice. I rated both Fomapan 200 and 400 as ASA 50 film, and then I developed them in highly diluted Parodinal and Kalogen. The results were good with FP 200 and acceptable with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By tho60
Kalogen, a less-known developer

I have mixed Kalogen, a developer intended for substituting Rodinal during the First World war. I am quite contended with the results.
The example was shot on Fomapan 100, dilution 1:100, dev. times...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By tho60
Now I guess that Fomapan 100 is quite similar to...

Now I guess that Fomapan 100 is quite similar to ORWO NP 20.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,535
Posted By tho60
Fomapan 100- ST-2 combo

An other example of Fomapan 100- ST-2 combo.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-28-2016
Replies: 1,215
Views: 203,682
Posted By tho60
Very good cameras! I am eager for shooting with...

Very good cameras! I am eager for shooting with my FSU cameras in China.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 12,103
Posted By tho60
I have shot a roll. See the pictures (taken with...

I have shot a roll. See the pictures (taken with Lubitel-1, 1953).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By tho60
Experiences with Fomadon P

I have used the Fomadon P developer for these films: Ilford FP4+, Agfa APX 100 new, Fomapan 100, 200, 400. The best results were obtained with the first 3 films (about 100 ASA speed)- see the picture...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,603
Posted By tho60
safelight

Thank you for your question. Albeit some manufacturers recommend total darkness during film developing, I think you can develop your films when the safelight is on. Test your film and safelight...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 12,103
Posted By tho60
Thank you, very good idea. I will shoot these...

Thank you, very good idea. I will shoot these films at ASA 50 (18 DIN)= pulling 1.5/2 stops, and shorten the developing time (e.g. 9 mins in Rodinal 1:50). Before mixing my Xtol-clone. I will see the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By tho60
film or paper

As I know according to the ORWO cookbook, Vephota was a kind of paper. See picture (in German).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 2,728
Posted By tho60
a victim of stand developing

I try to attach a picture which demonstrates the problem of stand developing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,436
Posted By tho60
confusion

I have started with one film-chemical couple: the Fomapan 100 and Fomadon R09. For a quite long time, it was enough for me. Then, I was curious about other films and chemicals. Now I find a little...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 2,728
Posted By tho60
I had bad experiences with stand developing:...

I had bad experiences with stand developing: bromide drags along the sprocket holes, uneven tones etc.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 12,103
Posted By tho60
Thank you very much for this recipe. However, I...

Thank you very much for this recipe. However, I had problems with detail-less shadows.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,603
Posted By tho60
Very interesting.Some people recommend special...

Very interesting.Some people recommend special developers for sheet films. Not diluted, fast working, high-contrast developers- since you can check the whole process visually.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,135
Posted By tho60
Is this film better than its ORWO competitors?...

Is this film better than its ORWO competitors? (UN54 and N74)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,603
Posted By tho60
What kind of developer do you use for sheet films?

What kind of developer do you use for sheet films?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 5,352
Posted By tho60
I have contacted the official distributor.

I have contacted the official distributor.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,436
Posted By tho60
I have a small home lab, I mix the chemicals on...

I have a small home lab, I mix the chemicals on my own.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By tho60
However, both Tri-X and APX400 are faster films...

However, both Tri-X and APX400 are faster films than Fomapan 100, so your task was easier a bit. I am trying this experiment because my results with Fomapan 200 and 400 were not sufficient so far. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 5,352
Posted By tho60
I would like to try ORWO Un54, but the minimum...

I would like to try ORWO Un54, but the minimum price of delivery is 3000 euros in my country.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By tho60
I guess that instead of buying ASA 400 film I...

I guess that instead of buying ASA 400 film I will push Fomapan 100 usually.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 12,103
Posted By tho60
Metomytol

My planned formula for developer:
metol 1g
ascorbic acid 3g
Sodium sulphyte anh. 64g
Water 1litre
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,436
Posted By tho60
Nowadays the Fomapan 100 is my default film- in...

Nowadays the Fomapan 100 is my default film- in both 135 and 120 version, but I have tried several others. Later I will narrow my stock, having chosen the best. I am playing with different...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 3,345
Posted By tho60
I recommend you Parodinal. It is made from easily...

I recommend you Parodinal. It is made from easily available chemicals, so Parodinal is the default developer in Indonesia, the Philippines and so on-where photographic chemicals cannot be purchased....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 4,326
Posted By tho60
I have asked this question because some buddies...

I have asked this question because some buddies use T-max films with Rodinal (see posts above) and they are contended with the results. Ilford Delta and Kodak T-max are similar films, so why not give...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 4,326
Posted By tho60
Ilford Delta films

How about Ilford Delta films and Rodinal developer?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By tho60
I have had similar experiences when I was on a...

I have had similar experiences when I was on a trip in a little town. Due to film developing tank failure, I lost an irreplaceable roll.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,470
Posted By tho60
If the cost is the main factor, I recommend you...

If the cost is the main factor, I recommend you the Fomapan 100 and Fomadon R09 developer. Fomadon R09 and all Rodinal-clones are the cheapest developers, since you can dilute them extremely.
I have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By tho60
I had no lightmeter, so I estimated the exposure.

I had no lightmeter, so I estimated the exposure.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By tho60
ORWO NP films equivalent

What kind of films do you recommend instead of the defunct ORWO NP 15, 20, and 27 films? The NP 20 was a very good film with terrific, silvery halbtones and good resolving power.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By tho60
warranty

Contact the manufacturer to claim your warranty rights. You are entitled to the replacement of infected roll.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,436
Posted By tho60
Film monogamists and polygamists

Hello!

Some scholars tell that someone should familiarize himself with one film-chemical couple in order to avoid confusion, errors of unknown origin. In their opinion, the photographer ought to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By tho60
Experiment:pushing Fomapan 100 to 400

I have played with Fomapan 100 film. I pushed it to ASA 400 with Fomadon R09. You can see the results. Feel free to write comments.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 12,103
Posted By tho60
Bad luck, nice hope

Now I will try developers with ascorbic acid to process these films. Earlier I had bad luck: no details in the shadows, quite high contrast-see pictures. I will mix an Xtol-clone on my own to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 3,345
Posted By tho60
own recipes-Orwo cookbook

In addition, you can mix the solution you want and do not depend on manufacturer's will. I have purchased the ORWO cookbook from 1968 and I will try some recipes. However, brewing too much developers...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 4,326
Posted By tho60
I have tried the Fomadon P with Fomapan 200 (also...

I have tried the Fomadon P with Fomapan 200 (also a new crystal tech. film), but I was not contended with the results. "Dark in dark" pictures, without details in the black.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By tho60
I guess that these spots are due to film failure.

I guess that these spots are due to film failure.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,587
Posted By tho60
When I will able to get scanned the negative, I...

When I will able to get scanned the negative, I will show examples immediately. Sorry, but I am renovating my rooms and you should wait for some weeks. I developed the film for 6 minutes and the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-08-2016
Replies: 1,215
Views: 203,682
Posted By tho60
I appreciate your stance. However, the Smena8M...

I appreciate your stance. However, the Smena8M was a cheap entry ticket into the world of photography. Many, many students learned the basics of taking pictures with this fully manual camera. I also...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-06-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 401
Posted By tho60
Smena8M problems

I have a Smena8m from 1974. Sometimes winding the film is very difficult, esp. after 20-22 frames have been shot, taking further pictures impossible. So the end of the roll cannot be used.

What is...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-06-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By tho60
I cannot agree. I have more cameras and only...

I cannot agree. I have more cameras and only pictures with this particular Zorki-4 are affected. Cosmetically, this is a wonderful exemplar of its species, and sometimes it takes marvellous pictures-...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2016
Replies: 123
Views: 15,242
Posted By tho60
Do you shoot so many films alone? Or do you take...

Do you shoot so many films alone? Or do you take photography classes with students?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-05-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 3,349
Posted By tho60
I will try this method, but if the pressure plate...

I will try this method, but if the pressure plate is not perfect, it can push the film more towards the lens side.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-05-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By tho60
In most cases the banding is in the same place of...

In most cases the banding is in the same place of the frame, but sometimes not.:eek:

Have you ever experienced such a problem when a camera sometimes worked well, but sometimes not and you could...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-05-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By tho60
Gremlins in my Zorki-4

I have problems with my Zorki-4. A random, but serious banding jeopardizes my photos. Sometimes, but not always. Exactly the most beautiful pictures are ruined. Murphy’s law? I have relaxed the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2016
Replies: 123
Views: 15,242
Posted By tho60
stockpile

Thank you for your answers. I have bought film and chemicals, but I don’t know how much of them I should stockpile. As you know, demand for film is plummeting and that’s why the supply is decreasing....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-03-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 3,349
Posted By tho60
Lubitel and Yashica

I have recalibrated the taking lens and this resulted in a major improvement. However, I could not check the lens through a taut wax paper, as the film pressure plate comes into play too.

Regarding...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2016
Replies: 123
Views: 15,242
Posted By tho60
How much do shoot- a very good question. However,...

How much do shoot- a very good question. However, a more interesting one: how much film do you store at home?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 4,326
Posted By tho60
However, modern emulsions require much more...

However, modern emulsions require much more developing times in Rodinal than older ones. For example, Fomapan 100- an old style film can be developed in 9 minutes, but Fuji Acros in 13.5 minutes,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,535
Posted By tho60
Thank you for this formula.

Thank you for this formula.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-01-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By tho60
Parodinal-Fomapan 200

Thank you for your wishes and comment. Nowadays I am moving forward to home-made chemicals so I will give a chance for the Fomapan 200-Parodinal combo. I have had bad luck with Fomapan 200 (blacks...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-31-2015
Replies: 127
Views: 10,442
Posted By tho60
Very good idea, I mean. Trial and error are the...

Very good idea, I mean. Trial and error are the best masters of photographer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 4,326
Posted By tho60
Kodak T-max films and conventional developers

Some people tell that Kodak T-max films (and other films with new crystal structure) do not give good results with conventional developers, like D 76, Rodinal and so on. The proper developers for...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-31-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 4,705
Posted By tho60
Do you think that Fomapan films are inferior?

Do you think that Fomapan films are inferior?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-31-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By tho60
developer

Hello,
could you tell me what kind of developer you use for Orwo and Foma films?

Thanks!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By tho60
Unfortunately, this developer went wrong very...

Unfortunately, this developer went wrong very quickly.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,587
Posted By tho60
Rollei RPX with ST-2

I have developed a test roll of Rollei RPX 25 with ST-2. The results were excellent.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,535
Posted By tho60
If only I could read the instructions in...

If only I could read the instructions in detail.:cool:
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-30-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 3,349
Posted By tho60
Bad focus or camera shake

You might be right. I have shot a test roll with my Lubitel-166 and found that pictures in the infinity (5 m and above) are blurred. This can be a focus error. However, if the camera focuses...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By tho60
See some tips and...

See some tips and problems:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151204
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,562
Posted By tho60
Very interesting. How about bromide drags?

Very interesting. How about bromide drags?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-27-2015
Replies: 1,215
Views: 203,682
Posted By tho60
Why do not like your Smena-8m?

Why do not like your Smena-8m?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-27-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,535
Posted By tho60
And the Hungarian Forte papers were champions as...

And the Hungarian Forte papers were champions as well. The factory closed the doors in 2007.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-27-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 3,349
Posted By tho60
I have the same experience. Even if I pull down...

I have the same experience. Even if I pull down the neck strap, pushing the shutter button makes the Yashica to move.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-23-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 3,349
Posted By tho60
explanation

No, I do not suffer from Parkinson's disease:D At least, I hope. Let me explain the situation. I have a Lubitel-166 camera with Bakelite chassis. I believed that holding a light-camera is easy, but...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-22-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 3,349
Posted By tho60
Hand holding a TLR

I have bad experiences regarding camera jerking when I shoot with my Lubitel or Yashica Mat. I have searched the Internet and found many guys who brag they could hold their TLR camera for 1/8 or even...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,510
Posted By tho60
Keeping out dust

How do you keep you darkroom free from dust? Esp. enlargers are "allergic" to small particles.
But someone should cause to remain drying films unexposed to dust.

Ventilators, or even your shoes can...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,587
Posted By tho60
Yes, I have followed an advice which told me that...

Yes, I have followed an advice which told me that 1:120 dilution (R09), 14 minutes, 18 Celsius are the best dev. factors; but these resulted in botched negatives, hardly visible. I missed some very...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,587
Posted By tho60
I had some troubles, but not due to dissolving...

I had some troubles, but not due to dissolving paracetamol. I mixed 1.33 litres instead of 1 litre because I purchased 100 grams of paracetamol and modified the amounts accordingly. My main problem...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-19-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,587
Posted By tho60
I have contacted Martin Zimelka and he wrote me...

I have contacted Martin Zimelka and he wrote me the following formula:
Volume target: 1000ml
Paracetamol: 75.6 gr (pure powder)

Sodium Hydroxide: 127.3 gr

Potassium Metabisulphite: 175.8gr
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-19-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,535
Posted By tho60
An other...

An other link:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=150896
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-19-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,535
Posted By tho60
You are welcome. Check this link for all...

You are welcome. Check this link for all important information:
https://photoformulary.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/st2-orwo-12-agfa-12-a12-ansco-12/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2015
Replies: 95
Views: 12,103
Posted By tho60
I have had similar results- dark images and grain...

I have had similar results- dark images and grain with Fomapan 200.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 3,717
Posted By tho60
How about pushing Fomapan 100 to ASA 400? Has...

How about pushing Fomapan 100 to ASA 400? Has anyone tried this?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 3,345
Posted By tho60
Zorkikat has been mixing Parodinal (a...

Zorkikat has been mixing Parodinal (a paracetamol-based Rodinal clone) for many years. In his opinion, there is no real difference. See his post here (the last one)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,587
Posted By tho60
first pictures

I have loaded some film into cassette and shot some pictures. My conclusion is that the factory data for developing are correct. At first I followed instructions read on the Internet, these were...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 6,037
Posted By tho60
conclusion

I have used a Kodak Retina IIc- it is a very good camera with renowned lens though. I have looked for others' photos with Fomapan 200 and 400 films. Now I guess that Fomapan 200 renders objects dark,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,535
Posted By tho60
120 format

I have the same experience with Fomapan 100 and St-2 in 120 film format. I mean it is a very good developer. St-2 works well with Ilford FP4 plus too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-14-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 3,345
Posted By tho60
It is a matter of calculation. If you take into...

It is a matter of calculation. If you take into account the necessary investment (scales, vessels, funnels, chemicals etc.) at the beginning, you are right. But after this, home-made chemicals are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,587
Posted By tho60
Do these developers tame the contrast as well?

Do these developers tame the contrast as well?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 3,345
Posted By tho60
If you make 1 liter of Parodinal, it be be enough...

If you make 1 liter of Parodinal, it be be enough for a long time even you make prints, for a fraction of price compared to factory-made Rodinal. Second advantage: you can mix such chemicals what you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 6,037
Posted By tho60
main problem

Fomapan 200, 135 format: You can see in the picture what I am talking about. In fact, the mountains in the background were clearly visible. In the picture they are not. In addition, this film has...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 10,118
Posted By tho60
In fact, is there any visible difference between...

In fact, is there any visible difference between Retropan 320 and Fomapan 400 (135 format)? I guess that grain and tones are very similar.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 6,037
Posted By tho60
Nowadays I have been testing Fomapan 100, 200 and...

Nowadays I have been testing Fomapan 100, 200 and 400 extensively. I am contended with the Fomapan 100: nice, silvery tones. But I have issues with the two others: grain and blocked highlights....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 3,345
Posted By tho60
Factory-made or home-made chemicals?

I wonder whether you prefer using factory-made chemicals or brewing the solutions on your own. Of course, I started with factory-made chemicals (Foma products), but about a month ago I purchased raw...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-06-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,594
Posted By tho60
I have made an experiment. I did not any...

I have made an experiment. I did not any inversions, but I turned the tank left to make the reel axis horizontal and I rotated it for 10 seconds every minute. In the rest of the developing time the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 367
Posted By tho60
Making Parodinal-some questions

Hello,
following the instructions, I have brewed a big bottle of Parodinal. I used pure paracetamol powder instead of painkiller tablets. My main problem is that much more precipitation has occurred...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By tho60
Do a test. Mix the developer, and put a small...

Do a test. Mix the developer, and put a small piece of exposed film (or film leader) in. Watch how fast the film becomes dark.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,587
Posted By tho60
developer

Which developer should I prefer: Perceptol or Rodinal? If Rodinal, what dilution?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-25-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4,555
Posted By tho60
I have cleaned my Zorki-S with petrol to remove...

I have cleaned my Zorki-S with petrol to remove lubricants, yet the cold had paralized the shutter completely.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-25-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By tho60
I like your posts, but in this case I only partly...

I like your posts, but in this case I only partly agree. Now I mix myself my chemicals (developers and fixers) and a whole new world has opened to me. I brew the chemical I want, I can try on many...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-25-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,587
Posted By tho60
I will have difficulties with two-bath...

I will have difficulties with two-bath developing, I mean that this method is more suitable for trays. My idea is using very diluted Rodinal, but there is a minimum amount of developer for each film....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,594
Posted By tho60
I do continous agitation (about 5-8) during the...

I do continous agitation (about 5-8) during the 10 seconds, yet I have got ruined negs.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,587
Posted By tho60
Rollei RPX practical questions

Hello,

in addition to Fomapan films I will buy a bulk of Rollei RPX 25 film. I have heard that this film has some troubles.

1. Slow films, like Rollei RPX 25 have very narrow latitude so...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,594
Posted By tho60
I see that I have generated more fervent debate...

I see that I have generated more fervent debate than I expected. There is no unity regarding the right agitation, so I will do experiments to make clear this issue.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2015
Replies: 148
Views: 25,351
Posted By tho60
Really? How could you have such film?

Really? How could you have such film?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,594
Posted By tho60
I have developed a roll of the same type of film...

I have developed a roll of the same type of film with the same developer, but in a Paterson tank. This tank requires rotation instead of turning up. No problems occurred. I suspect that when I turn...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 6,037
Posted By tho60
If I take the price into account, the Fomapan...

If I take the price into account, the Fomapan films are the best choice. So I have chosen Fomapan for my default film, mostly the Fomapan 100.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,594
Posted By tho60
I am in Hungary. The tank has an inner plastic...

I am in Hungary. The tank has an inner plastic ring, but sometimes it fails. Can bad fixer or stop bath cause such problem? Or failed developing only.

Thank you for you tips.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2015
Replies: 148
Views: 25,351
Posted By tho60
I had bad luck with Svema film, expired in 1991....

I had bad luck with Svema film, expired in 1991. No picture was useable.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,594
Posted By tho60
It is a Plastimat tank. I have a stopwatch: when...

It is a Plastimat tank. I have a stopwatch: when the pointer reaches '30' in the dial, I start to invert the tank for 10 seconds. I try to avoid leaking of developer, since the tank does not close...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,594
Posted By tho60
how to prevent bromide drag

Hello!

I have developed a roll of film, following the instructions: continuous turning in the first 30 seconds, then 10 seconds in every minute. Yet I got a botched negative with heavy bromide drag....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,535
Posted By tho60
picture

I am trying to attach a picture, but my quota has exceeded.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-11-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,535
Posted By tho60
Dear Buddies, some weeks ago I asked your...

Dear Buddies,
some weeks ago I asked your opinion regarding Agfa/Orwo 12- ST 2 developer, but no replies arrived. So I decided to make this developer on my own from raw chemicals and test it with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 6,037
Posted By tho60
format

Which format do you use?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,527
Posted By tho60
format question

Which format do you use?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-24-2015
Replies: 1,215
Views: 203,682
Posted By tho60
good combo

When was this Z-4 made?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-20-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,527
Posted By tho60
Unfortunately, Foma delivers no charts for...

Unfortunately, Foma delivers no charts for Fomadon P & R09. Only the developing time is available.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-20-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 6,037
Posted By tho60
What was the chosen film speed (e.g. box speed,...

What was the chosen film speed (e.g. box speed, ASA 80 or 50)?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By tho60
ORWO A03 developer

I have found a small bag of ORWO A 03 developer, for 500 ml solution. Developing times are, according to the inscription on the bag, between 6-8 minutes. I did a dab test which shows that the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 6,522
Posted By tho60
Wine and Rodinal

Some people claim that Rodinal is like wine, the older, the better. Reportedly, someone found a bottle of Rodinal from 1961 and it works superior than new ones.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 6,037
Posted By tho60
What was your problem with Fomapan 400?

What was your problem with Fomapan 400?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By tho60
Very interesting. I have also found or expired...

Very interesting. I have also found or expired films so I can benefit from your results.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By tho60
But when I go to bed, I do not experience such...

But when I go to bed, I do not experience such flashes in my bedroom. Only in total darkness.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By tho60
Yes, this is because of the C41 colour mask. I...

Yes, this is because of the C41 colour mask. I had the same problem.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 6,037
Posted By tho60
Thank you for your answer.

Thank you for your answer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By tho60
I had the same experience with some old developer.

I had the same experience with some old developer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,527
Posted By tho60
I did the exposure test with Fomapan 400. I...

I did the exposure test with Fomapan 400. I exposed the film as ASA 400, 200, 100 and so on. Then I developed the film with Fomadon P. To my surprise, the real film speed was about 100 ASA. Rated at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-05-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,527
Posted By tho60
Very good idea. I have done it with Fomapan 200...

Very good idea. I have done it with Fomapan 200 and revealed that the real speed was about ASA 75-100.

But I wanted to spare this process in case of Fomapan 400, yet I see I should do this test.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-05-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 6,037
Posted By tho60
Currently I am testing Fomapan 100, 200, 400 in...

Currently I am testing Fomapan 100, 200, 400 in bulk form and 100, 200 in 120 form. I purhased Fomadon P, R09, LQN developers. In addition, I use Agfa APX 100 new emulsion. Seeing the end results,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-05-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 6,037
Posted By tho60
Good pictures! What was the format-120 or 135?

Good pictures! What was the format-120 or 135?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-05-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By tho60
This thread is not a hoax, nor I take drugs:) I...

This thread is not a hoax, nor I take drugs:) I have told what I experienced. I guess that small flashes are optical illusions caused by the total darkness.

I wondered whether other buddies have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-05-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,527
Posted By tho60
Yes, this is not a real high speed film. But some...

Yes, this is not a real high speed film. But some people rate it at box speed, and with quite good results. Other people disagree and shoot Fomapan 400 at 200 speed and say that this is the only...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-04-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 6,037
Posted By tho60
Which Fomapan to use?

Which Fomapan film (100, 200, 400) is the best, in your opinion? Which one do you recommend?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-04-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By tho60
Illusions in the darkroom

When I go to the darkroom, sometimes I experience strange illusions. As if there were small flashes, or I feel dizzy, or I "see" the darkroom equipment in total darkness.

What about this?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-04-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,527
Posted By tho60
Thank you for your comments. I see that everyone...

Thank you for your comments. I see that everyone has his own opinion, which are not same. How about Fomapan 400 and Fomadon P combo?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,527
Posted By tho60
Unfortunately, Foma does not publish developing...

Unfortunately, Foma does not publish developing curves for the following: Fomadon P, Foma Universal, Fomadon R09, Fomandon LQR (the contrast-working chemical). One must do test rolls.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-30-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,527
Posted By tho60
best developer for Fomapan 400

Some people tell that Rodinal or Fomadon R09 is not suitable for Fomapan 400 film, because this combination delivers poor results.

Do you agree with this statement? What would be the best developer...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-22-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,535
Posted By tho60
Agfa/Orwo 12- ST 2 developer

Has anyone tried the Agfa/Orwo 12, or their FSU equivalent ST 2 developer?

What are the experiences?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-22-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,766
Posted By tho60
dab test

Do the test on the following webpage:
http://www.zorkikat.com/2011/02/parodinal-5-years-later/

See how fast the dabbed area darkens.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 3,717
Posted By tho60
test roll

I have done a special test. I rated the film as ASA 400 and I shot several frames down with 1/2 EV stops difference (ASA 300, 200, 150 etc.): I gave a half EV after each exposure. The same topic,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-20-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,707
Posted By tho60
I have J-9 in M39 and Contax mounts. I like this...

I have J-9 in M39 and Contax mounts. I like this lens.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 3,717
Posted By tho60
If I shot this filma as ASA 100, should I shorten...

If I shot this filma as ASA 100, should I shorten the developing times accordingly? Or I shoot this film as if it were an ASA 100 film, but I develop as an ASA 200 film?

What does FP200 E.I. 125...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 3,717
Posted By tho60
Yes, you might be right. I opened the bottle in...

Yes, you might be right. I opened the bottle in March. However, I do not know the clip-test.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 3,717
Posted By tho60
Fomapan 200 problems

Dear Buddies,

I have shot a test roll of Fomapan 200 at box speed, then I developed the film with Fomadon R09 1:200, 40 minutes, stand developing. The results were disappointing: very weak, , almost...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-04-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By tho60
Thank you very much. CT-2 or ST-2, regarding...

Thank you very much. CT-2 or ST-2, regarding tranliteration? Were there M.Q. developers as well?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-03-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By tho60
These are "international" developers, e.g. ID-2,...

These are "international" developers, e.g. ID-2, Rodinal, D-76 etc. in Russian, not Soviet developers.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-01-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 14,624
Posted By tho60
The Jupiter-3 is much more expensive than...

The Jupiter-3 is much more expensive than Jupiter-8. I rarely use the lens wide open, so I might not purchase a Jupiter-3 lens. In addition, the quality control issues are enough to abhor.
For...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-01-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 14,624
Posted By tho60
Very nice picture, congratulations!

Very nice picture, congratulations!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-01-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By tho60
Soviet developers for films

Do you have Soviet books regarding film and chemicals?

I am eager for developing my films with authentical Soviet developers made from raw chemicals. Could you tell me some recommended formulae...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-01-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 4,527
Posted By tho60
Now I guess that this issue cannot be settled one...

Now I guess that this issue cannot be settled one way or the other. Everyone has his own idea. But it is worth that someone tries to find the way which is the best for him.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-01-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By tho60
Thank you very much for your tips. Currently I...

Thank you very much for your tips. Currently I use Agfa APX 100 new emulsion and Fomapan 100 & 200 budget films. They are prone to "leave out" the most of clouds without filter. Thats why I asked...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-01-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By tho60
If I work with warmer water and shorter time, how...

If I work with warmer water and shorter time, how about the grain and contrast? In some books I have read that the warmer developer, the coarser grain.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-31-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By tho60
Get and keep the right developing temperature

Hello Buddies,

I have a very interesting problem. Nowadays the weather is very hot, in the room the temperature is about 28 C/82 F. How could I chill my developer solution to 20 C/68 F and keep...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-31-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,117
Posted By tho60
very interesting

Thank you very much. I beleived that Yashica Mats were a Japanese counterpart of Rolleiflex TLRs. I have two Lubitels as well and I can say that Yashica is much better.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-31-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By tho60
Polariser filter would be good, but it fits an...

Polariser filter would be good, but it fits an SLR camera rather a rangefinder. Without filter, how can you render the clouds properly?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-28-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,117
Posted By tho60
I have checked the auxiliary lenses with film and...

I have checked the auxiliary lenses with film and with screenglass. My experimets show vignetting not only at at f/16 to f/22, but at f/5.6 as well. Only wide open were the results acceptable.
How...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-28-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By tho60
Which filter for seacoast travel (BW)

Dear Buddies,

BW films usually require filters for proper colour and tone rendering. What kind of filter do you recommend for a beutiful sea /island trip in Croatia?

The common answer would be a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 4,527
Posted By tho60
very good test method

I have generated much more and fervent debate than I expected. However, this is not a problem, but a good occasion to exchange our opinions.

I have checked the recommended Norwegian website. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-23-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 4,527
Posted By tho60
Provocative question: films & developers

Dear Friends,

Recently, I have checked hundreds of photos uploaded on flickr.com (http://flickr.com) to study different films, developers. Guess what: the distinction between BW film brands and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-20-2015
Replies: 182
Views: 31,337
Posted By tho60
comparison

There is not too much difference, I think. If you compare the prices as well, the J-8 is a bargain.:)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-20-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,349
Posted By tho60
Thank you very much. What could be the remedy?

Thank you very much. What could be the remedy?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-20-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,117
Posted By tho60
Is there any chance to adjust these lenses...

Is there any chance to adjust these lenses properly? Or these problems are due to factory fault, blaming the Japanese optical industry?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-13-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,349
Posted By tho60
Zorki-4 second curtain

I have purchased a Zorki-4 from 1961. The second curtain does not run at all. The first one goes as far as the chosen speed allows. I took apart the camera but I did not find any obvious hindrance...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,990
Posted By tho60
I would know whether the Agfa is better than...

I would know whether the Agfa is better than Fomapan? Prices are the same. Very interesting comments. Selling a downgraded film under a prestigious trademark; this actually ruins the brand's...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-08-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,117
Posted By tho60
Yashica Mat auxiliary lenses

I have two kits of Yashica Mat auxiliary lenses: telephoto and wide-angle. When I stop down the lenses, I experience very strong vignetting. The wide-angle lens shows this even at wide open....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,990
Posted By tho60
Thank you for your comments. But a question...

Thank you for your comments. But a question remained open: It is worth to buy this film?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,904
Posted By tho60
If cannot obtain Xtol, you can make some...

If cannot obtain Xtol, you can make some Parodinal from painkiller pills.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,990
Posted By tho60
Agfaphoto APX Pan 100-new emulsion

Dear Buddies,

what about the Agfaphoto APX Pan 100-new emulsion film? Some people claim that this film is not the same as before. It is quite cheap (in 30,5 m bulk the price is about 45 euro, almost...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-15-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,789
Posted By tho60
my former thread

Dear Buddies,


Two years ago I started a thread “Industars, Jupiters and other stuff”. http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115616 There were many replies but the issue cannot...
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