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Old 01-24-2011   #41
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Tom, I've had S 208 Sweden 1992 up among my browser tabs since the day this thread started and I was browsing through the Flickr group you'd posted. Just an amazing photo (I commented there on its evocation of Eisenstein...)

For those who haven't seen it, check it out:
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the downside is, I never got any further in the collection....

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Vince, it was in June, bright sunshine and my sister and brother-in-law lived in a house right by the square. Big balcony - looked like something you issued political proclamations from!
I use that neg to test enlarger alignments. If all the cobble stones are straight - the enlarger is aligned! For some reason I have never printed it though!
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i've been on the D76 regimen for several months now. partly as a paper negative developer, rather than the Dektol, the D76 develops the paper negative (5x7) much much slower than Dektol, which is an advantage, instead of a near black negative in 45seconds, i can go 4 minutes with a slowly forming image using D76.
My last 35mm TrX roll at ISO 100 in D76, D76 for 1min, water for 4min,..1,4,1,4,1,4...got some bright highlights, not blown, and some deeper blacks with deeper gray details, looking for contrastier prints
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Rodney, interesting using the D76 as a paper developer. I have used Dektol for film on occasion - gives new meaning to grain!
The water bath process is quite effective. It does tame the contrast considerably. My only problem with that is that you really have to anchor the tanks somehow. Way to easy to knock one over in the dark! Been there - done that.

Once we start having a bit of more consistent sun - I will try it again with D76 - summer is supposed to come one day. At the moment it is strictly 1/250 and f5.6 and excessive contrast is not a problem.
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Thanks Tom for all your online help. You don't know that (in my case) but we all find it useful and really important to are 'work.' I used D-76 with Trix 40 years ago, but not since. I, like you, have been through some of my old negatives and I like them. You are right 'basics' is the way to go. I hope you start to feel better. You are are a year younger than I am, and I have had 35 years of the big 'C' so keep your head up.

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Like many others. I also used to develop Tri-X exclusively in D-76. After I discovered Rodinal, it became my developer of choice. However, whenever I look at those negatives developed in D-76 ( at least 20 years old now ), I find that I love the look. I just may try some of the new emulsion Tri-X in D-76 and see how much I like the results.

And Tom, best wishes for a speedy recovery. You're an inspiration to many of us, as well as someone who has given excellent advice to people like me.

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Just did another run with Arista Premium 400 and XX/XXX. I usually rate my XX and XXX @ 320 (less chance of a mix-up and the 1/3 stop +/- does not seem to affect densitiy and tones. Both the XXX and the Arista are fresh, new films. The D76 worked well, compared it to some older stuff from Australia and Paris (1986/87 for OZ and 1982/83 for Paris). Still looks pretty much the same. In the spirit of this - I ordered 500 rolls of Arista Premium 400 from Freestyle to continue this "trend". Well, I did order 1000 rolls - but splitting off 500 rolls to fellow shooters - and I will probably turn them on to D76 too!
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<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rapidwinder/5396750218/" title="I shoot digital... not sure what's going on ... Tom will have to explain to me by T&amp;T and Mr B, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4087/5396750218_1035911991_o.jpg" width="4000" height="3000" alt="I shoot digital... not sure what's going on ... Tom will have to explain to me" /></a>
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I think this is what Tom wanted to show us. I'm impressed!



Thanks Chris for the moving of the picture. One day I will figure out how to do it and not end up with a postage stamp sized (or none as in this case!).
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Tom, I'm using ID-11 at the moment, which I understand is basically the same as D-76. I'm interested in using it at 1+3, for economy but also for the reputed extra sharpness. Have you tried this with D-76 and how did you find it?
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You can see that he is smiling behind that camera, just sooo proud of himself. Good going Tom!!!
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Chris, I have used D76 (and ID11) as a 1:3 (usually for 15-16 min). The sharpness is good, less mushy than the stock or 1:1 - but I find the grain is accentuated somewhat and also the contrast can drop. At the moment I am using up some "envelopes" with D76 1 gallon, but later I will start mixing my own again. This allows you some flexibility in reducing the Sodium Sulphite and get a bit more accutance. You have to experiment with times and Sod. Sulphite volume to balance it. I have found that with 75gr SS/liter and about 1,5 minutes increased time - it works. It is actually a cheap developer to mix if you buy bulk chemistry.
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You can see that he is smiling behind that camera, just sooo proud of himself. Good going Tom!!!
I had just explained to Tuulikki that I wanted to keep this pile of film on the table for some time. I was smiling at her reaction! All right - who needs a vegetable crisper in the fridge - it will comfortably hold about 250 rolls, unboxed and the other drawer holds about 200 rolls now. The rest is crammed into the freezer ( with emphasis on the crammed part - better get cracking and shooting some more!).

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I had just explained to Tuulikki that I wanted to keep this pile of film on the table for some time. I was smiling at her reaction! All right - who needs a vegetable crisper in the fridge - it will comfortably hold about 250 rolls, unboxed and the other drawer holds about 200 rolls now. The rest is crammed into the freezer ( with emphasis on the crammed part - better get cracking and shooting some more!).
...or, better get a separate film only refrigerator/freezer! Looking at that pile of film just makes me smile!
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I too ordered a good amount of D76 from BH, and will be on the same, 1:1. The lab here is just too crazy now, $13 a roll for dev and mediocre scans, ugh, so since I have a studio already with an extra room, I'll be developing again starting this coming week. Money in the pocket, but more time working, not a horrible tradeoff if you ask me though.
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... I'm impressed that Tom was using a meter!
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Just tried my first D-76 in nearly 20 years. Used it to do one roll of TriX, the D-76H variant, 1:1, 9 minutes at 70 degrees f, and was disappointed. Perhaps not enough agitation - first 30 sec constant and then 10 sec every minute. Seemed mushy to me compared with two-bath D-23. Maybe fine tuning and practice will help.
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Chris, I have used D76 (and ID11) as a 1:3 (usually for 15-16 min). The sharpness is good, less mushy than the stock or 1:1 - but I find the grain is accentuated somewhat and also the contrast can drop. At the moment I am using up some "envelopes" with D76 1 gallon, but later I will start mixing my own again. This allows you some flexibility in reducing the Sodium Sulphite and get a bit more accutance. You have to experiment with times and Sod. Sulphite volume to balance it. I have found that with 75gr SS/liter and about 1,5 minutes increased time - it works. It is actually a cheap developer to mix if you buy bulk chemistry.
Thanks Tom. I did a roll of Arista Premium 400 (Tri-X) last night at 1+3, 17 minutes @ 20c, and yes the contrast was a little less than I like, so I'll give the next roll 20 minutes.. Grain doesn't bother me at all as I only print at 8x10, and I like to see the grain a little as it distinguishes the image from a digital image! I've not seriously looked into home-brew developer as yet - with D-76 at $5.95 a gallon the cost pressure is not an issue yet with my couple of rolls a week.
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Yes, its wonderful stuff. With the demise of 120 Neopan 400, this is my standard oldie in 35mm and 120, mainly because with semi-stand I can get a true 640-800 out of it and so take up the slack with Neopan 1600's departure too.

I use DDX or Xtol and to be honest the result is vey similar to D76 1:1. You would not tell the prints apart really. I prefer to have that extra half stop of speed from these devs.

As for master printers, I have been working closely with one for two years on a project, and doing some of my own prints. These are my observations on large prints:

Its all about sparkle and grain OR the absence of grain. TriX will give you the grain and a good printer will ensure everything is perfectly aligned so every grain is crisp into the corners and get the contrast and density right throughout the prints so the tones glow. I just had an amazing print back (portrait) from TriX in Xtol 1+2 at 800 and frankly this print needs to be 30" or 40" long. It has such incredible tones, sparkling grain and graphic look that it could go that big and look amazing. Sure, you can print 120 D100 this big and it looks wonderful, but 35mm D100 won't look as good as the TriX because the grain will be visible, but not as crisp and the sparkle wont be there. I try therefore to keep a print either in the 'sumptuous and glowing' category or the 'crisp and sparkling' camp. It works... but the middle ground seems not to nearly as well.

The film is amazingly consistent, bullet proof and flexible. While the resolution is actually quite poor, the prints just look amazing pretty well no matter what you do.

For a new project I decided to shoot D400 in 120. I had planned to shoot it all TriX, so the reason? I have come to realise how biased galleries are to very large prints and I know I can achieve this more easily with D400 (either wet or scanned) than TriX. Its a shame, because I know which I prefer... but at the end of the day I need to sell prints. I will also use up my last 10 rolls of 120 Neopan 400
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Tom eats that film for lunch. Late night snacks too. 1000 rolls, it's nothing.
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Tom eats that film for lunch. Late night snacks too. 1000 rolls, it's nothing.
A bit crunchy for lunch, but better than IXMOO and Nikon reloadable cassettes. A bit of pesto and/or horseradish helps!
Only 600 rolls are for me - the rest is being parted out to other analog shooters. Probably means that I have to re-order in December.
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I have to take something called Revlimid. It is a drug used to suppress a bone-marrow cancer (Multiple Myeloma). Every couple of years it pops back and the Doctors look for something else to try (so far it has been Stemcell transplant, several years on Thalidomide and now this latest concoction.
It is mainly the side-effects that are brutal. Nerve damage to the legs which can make walking a bit difficult, a bit of "shake" - 1/250 can cure that.
Not fun, but sure beats the alternative!
I have so far survived for almost ten years and I plan to use up all the film in the freezer and even restock!

Hi, Tom...

Sorry to hear about the MM...a retired neighbor,now walking buddy, down the street has just finished his 8 months of chemo and stem cell treatment and it was a rounding success. I have been keeping an eye on him to make sure he is okay. He went to visit the kids in California last week and hopes to get back to walking the neighborhood when it warms up.

So, it sounds like a pretty good treatment. I hope and pray things go well for you.
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Hi, Tom...

Sorry to hear about the MM...a retired neighbor,now walking buddy, down the street has just finished his 8 months of chemo and stem cell treatment and it was a rounding success. I have been keeping an eye on him to make sure he is okay. He went to visit the kids in California last week and hopes to get back to walking the neighborhood when it warms up.

So, it sounds like a pretty good treatment. I hope and pray things go well for you.
MM is certainly not for sissies! I have had a stem-cell transplant in 2001. They dont last that long (at least in my case - about 18-20 month), then it was back to heavy medication (Thalidomide for 3.5 years) and the the values were down below measurable level. Crept back up this fall and my hematologist does not believe in "soft pedalling" so she put me on Revlimid and steriods. Kind throws you for a loop for a while. Body seems to adjust now (after three month) - but it will be another long slog.
Og, well, it beats the alternative!
Give my best regards to your "walking buddy" and now being a 10 year expert on the damned thing - he should do OK.
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That shot of the tabletop film is awesome...pretty inspiring!

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MM is certainly not for sissies! I have had a stem-cell transplant in 2001. They dont last that long (at least in my case - about 18-20 month), then it was back to heavy medication (Thalidomide for 3.5 years) and the the values were down below measurable level. Crept back up this fall and my hematologist does not believe in "soft pedalling" so she put me on Revlimid and steriods. Kind throws you for a loop for a while. Body seems to adjust now (after three month) - but it will be another long slog.
Og, well, it beats the alternative!
Give my best regards to your "walking buddy" and now being a 10 year expert on the damned thing - he should do OK.
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Tom,

I hope you can beat this. I lost my dad to MM in September of 2008. It tore me and my sister up pretty bad to watch him go. To this day, when I hear of somebody having this disease, I get very emotional about it, even when I don't know the person. This is something I would not wish on anybody. In my view, it's not just a disease, it's an obscenity. Get well!!

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I hope you can beat this. I lost my dad to MM in September of 2008. It tore me and my sister up pretty bad to watch him go. To this day, when I hear of somebody having this disease, I get very emotional about it, even when I don't know the person. This is something I would not wish on anybody. In my view, it's not just a disease, it's an obscenity. Get well!!

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Mike, one advantage of living in Vancouver is that they have a very good MM facility here (and it is free - medication and all). They are trying to get it to become a "chronic condition" rather than a terminal one.
Sorry to hear about your dad - it is a serious cancer, but there are more and more medications coming on line and though the side-effects can be bad - even that is a better alternative.
I am also stubborn and a born optimist - and the fact that I have at least 2000 rolls of film in the freezer - keeps me going.
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a constant scare tactic of people against healthcare reform here in the U.S. is that we don't want to become like Canada, but having lived there from 76 to 87 I have nothing but the greatest respect for their system. I am sure you are in good hands.
my question ..... when you order 1000 rolls of film how much does customs charge you?
(I showed the picture to my wife as kind of warning that my film addiction could take a dramatic turn at any time)
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I showed that picture to my wife also. Her remark was something like ... "Wow, a film hoarder. I'm glad you are not like that.". I'm glad she hasn't looked in the fridge in my darkroom lately
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This thread has inspired me to give D76 another try. In my previous attempts with D76 my agitation method was too gentle because i was used to Rodinal.
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a constant scare tactic of people against healthcare reform here in the U.S. is that we don't want to become like Canada, but having lived there from 76 to 87 I have nothing but the greatest respect for their system. I am sure you are in good hands.
my question ..... when you order 1000 rolls of film how much does customs charge you?
(I showed the picture to my wife as kind of warning that my film addiction could take a dramatic turn at any time)
Ye, Canada has a good health care system. Medication such as revlimid can cost as much as a dozen M2's for a 3 week cycle - and I rather have the m2's!
The Arista Premium 400 is a "Made in The US" film so there is no duty on it - only "harmonized" (now, there is a misnomer if there ever was one!!!) sales tax. For a $2000+ order it came out to about $ 120 in total. Price ended up being about $2.55/roll with FedEx shipping overnight. Just about 40% of the cost of buying TriX here in town.
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I have used Tri-X in D76 1+1 for 10 min for about 90% of my photos. However, I am trying Rodinal out this year for a bit of a change. Why not? I will probably return to the D76 eventually...
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Hi Tom,

I read your comments as it was bible and I'm very interested to know how is your agitation experience ? I do first 30 seconds and 4 agitations every minute. Get well.

For people around Europe we can buy Trix as ProFilm Tri-X Pro 135-36, ISO 400 in Firstcall for £3.05 (3.6 euros). The drawers of the refrigerator have lots of them :-)

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My agitation is standardizd. 30 seconds initially (active shake and rock/roll) - three 1/4 turns and flips every 60 seconds. Only change is if the films are shot in high contrast light = I tend to agitate less (either 2 flips/60 sec. - or 3 flips/120 seconds).
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For people around Europe we can buy Trix as ProFilm Tri-X Pro 135-36, ISO 400 in Firstcall for £3.05 (3.6 euros). The drawers of the refrigerator have lots of them :-)

Thanks.
But for the UK, although they are based here, that is NOT a great deal. They want £7.50 P&P so on ten rolls the price per roll is £3.12. 7 Day shop
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are at £3.19 NO P&P for Kodak. I know they don't do Europe but still the unbranded even at Firstcall doesn't show the savings made in the USA.
Maybe Firstcall would do a deal on 500
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I recently bought D-76 1L bag and tried it with few film all looks great (T-max 100, Tri-x, Arista premium pushed to 1600 and Ilford Delta 400)
I really like the result from D-76 especially with Delta 400.
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