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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,055
Posted By Athiril
If you're concerned about sharpness, I found the...

If you're concerned about sharpness, I found the addition of 5mg per litre of working developer of Potassium Iodide increases FP4+ from 55 lp/mm with my gear in both Rodinal 1+25 an Xtol Replenished...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2016
Replies: 127
Views: 74,041
Posted By Athiril
Looking to buy film in Jakarta, Indonesia when I...

Looking to buy film in Jakarta, Indonesia when I go in a few days. Very hard for me to find info, I found Soup N Film, which has Ektar 120 5 roll pack for 495,000 RP. That best price around in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-28-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,748
Posted By Athiril
I haven't any other examples with this, as I...

I haven't any other examples with this, as I haven't tried much more. But this is Superia 800 @ 12800, long push time.

No-preflash
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5481/9271140963_83668e91c4_z.jpg...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-26-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 27,350
Posted By Athiril
Let us know how it goes. It'd be good if this...

Let us know how it goes. It'd be good if this issue was simply a case of a $1 component.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-25-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 27,350
Posted By Athiril
It's very easy to get into, from memory it comes...

It's very easy to get into, from memory it comes off the back of the scanner it opens like a door and you can take the computer section out of the scanner, it's in it's own case.

I did notice that...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-24-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 27,350
Posted By Athiril
That also happened to our 949, but we got a...

That also happened to our 949, but we got a warranty package, and some components were replaced iirc, the mainboard also doesn't have either passive or active cooling on the components, I'm also...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-24-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 27,350
Posted By Athiril
I took apart one that had a pinhole lens array. I...

I took apart one that had a pinhole lens array. I never finished that mod. I'll scan some tomorrow. I discovered it when I scanned the same bit of film twice, and tried to register the image in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-24-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 27,350
Posted By Athiril
I get to use the Flextight 949 at work, I can...

I get to use the Flextight 949 at work, I can post some samples tomorrow if you want, I know it uses a Magnagon f/8 lens (75mm I think), it is actually not the best enlarging lens actually, there are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,336
Posted By Athiril
I was recently quite happen with the tonality of...

I was recently quite happen with the tonality of Retro 80S in Rodinal 1:250 1 hour stand.

This is in 35mm, rated at EI 64 (Though just pointed and shot with in camera meter -...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-04-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 10,402
Posted By Athiril
Plustek 35mm only scanners are also very capable,...

Plustek 35mm only scanners are also very capable, a world of difference on a sharp bit of film compared to a flatbed. You may find scanning workflow annoying for high volume.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 04-03-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 5,930
Posted By Athiril
Checked EIZO at work, real contrast ratio is...

Checked EIZO at work, real contrast ratio is approx 1000:1

Reflective prints cant really do that, as the real dMax of a reflective surface is limited by physics, the glossiest surface gets about...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,857
Posted By Athiril
I processed a roll a few months ago of it for...

I processed a roll a few months ago of it for someone. It must have been stored well, because it was brilliant.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-03-2014
Replies: 757
Views: 204,523
Posted By Athiril
It's Rollei Retro 80S, I find it about as sharp...

It's Rollei Retro 80S, I find it about as sharp as T-Max on my gear, but with a different look.

http://i61.tinypic.com/2eyjm02.jpg

Yep 10k scan, I did the same crop at 5k to see if there was a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-02-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,857
Posted By Athiril
Wow. Yodobashi has it for ~$25 for a 3 pack of...

Wow. Yodobashi has it for ~$25 for a 3 pack of 36exp. Of course you have to order through a online shopping/shipping proxy that takes a commission, but it sounds like it'll be a lot cheaper.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-02-2014
Replies: 757
Views: 204,523
Posted By Athiril
The Coolscan should def beat the 35mm Plusteks,...

The Coolscan should def beat the 35mm Plusteks, probably not the 120 if one in proper condition is getting 4.5-5K

3200 dpi max for medium format holders (higher for 645 on the sideways 645 holder...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-02-2014
Replies: 757
Views: 204,523
Posted By Athiril
I guess it could be a very slight focus issue,...

I guess it could be a very slight focus issue, but its still about 70 lp/mm which is very respectable.

But yes, resolution and dMax. Flextight 949 is a lot higher.

Plustek would probably be better...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-02-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 11,507
Posted By Athiril
When observations don't fit your 'rules' it is...

When observations don't fit your 'rules' it is your rules that are wrong, not the observations.

Let me make this perfectly clear. Your 'formula' is very inaccurate. It is way off the Kodak equation...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-01-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 11,507
Posted By Athiril
Sorry to derail, but I need to reply to this...

Sorry to derail, but I need to reply to this misinformation.



No, you don't need more than 11000 dpi of resolution to get 110 lp/mm, you need approx half of that.

I've gotten about 130 lp/mm out...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-01-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 11,507
Posted By Athiril
Imacon Flextight 949.

Imacon Flextight 949.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-31-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 11,507
Posted By Athiril
I whole heartedly disagree with that Plustek...

I whole heartedly disagree with that Plustek blog.

While I do agree, that the resolving power of plustek scanners are quite good, and sufficient for most uses.

5000 dpi is not overkill. I tested a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-31-2014
Replies: 757
Views: 204,523
Posted By Athiril
Tested one at work on some Pro 160NS (6x7),...

Tested one at work on some Pro 160NS (6x7), doesn't touch the Flextight, but it is very good for 120, and still quite capable for 35mm. I think I got up to 70 lp/mm off it at the extreme...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By Athiril
I get it from China, there's very large stocks of...

I get it from China, there's very large stocks of both.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-28-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,727
Posted By Athiril
Superia 800 @ 12800 with pre-flash and 6 minutes...

Superia 800 @ 12800 with pre-flash and 6 minutes in C-41

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5324/9273922042_f527ff04e8.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/f8vgVC)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-25-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By Athiril
Currently buying up what E100G in 120 I can...

Currently buying up what E100G in 120 I can afford, will get onto E100VS later on.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,250
Posted By Athiril
I found Fomapan to be slower than the rated box...

I found Fomapan to be slower than the rated box speed.

In any case, you can increase time in part A and develop the film more (and yes it develops in part A, a low density low contrast image that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By Athiril
Portra 400, Mamiya RB67, 90mm or 180mm, I...

Portra 400, Mamiya RB67, 90mm or 180mm, I forget.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1.0-9/563914_10151195248717661_192729082_n.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-13-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4,849
Posted By Athiril
Thanks scrambler for the tests. My presoak was...

Thanks scrambler for the tests. My presoak was about a minute with agitation in the middle of that, not very long at all, no second rinse, just presoak then dev.

Perhaps take note of the emulsion...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4,849
Posted By Athiril
I also live in Australia, used to live in North...

I also live in Australia, used to live in North Coast NSW when I used this stuff a lot. I've had texture/patterned stuff on the film once. It was when I decided to see how hard I could push the film....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4,849
Posted By Athiril
I've shot a fair bit a long time ago and never...

I've shot a fair bit a long time ago and never had that issue once, I always got mine straight from HK or China over eBay. Even if I left it sitting around for a long time.

It must be really old...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4,849
Posted By Athiril
Shanghai GP3

Just wanted to post this here, a lot of people write of Shanghai GP3, but I've always enjoyed it, I just totally forgot about since I started shooting other films more.. think I might buy a lot more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-08-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,957
Posted By Athiril
I do wish it was cheaper, but I learned my lesson...

I do wish it was cheaper, but I learned my lesson about just trying to buy only the cheap stuff, and try the more expensive stuff later.. it disappeared before I got to use much, or stock up on a lot.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-06-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By Athiril
The top roll, is the one with modified process....

The top roll, is the one with modified process. It is first developer I made, process is 6 minutes, 38 celsius to keep it simple, second step, I stopped instead of washing for 2 minutes, then film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-06-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By Athiril
Dealing with fogged E-6 film

Alright guys, this is for anyone interested, something I whipped together to start experimenting on, I've made my own first developer as a test, this was the 2nd test, and the first with success (of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-11-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 47,740
Posted By Athiril
There's one technique you can use if you're...

There's one technique you can use if you're desperate for more detail out of flatbed scans

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130731
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-10-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,481
Posted By Athiril
I can see the grain in some areas at only 1200...

I can see the grain in some areas at only 1200 pixels wide, its fine but it's definitely there, and this is in Xtol replenished. Scanner is Flextight 949 (the down side to this scanner is the much...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 15,066
Posted By Athiril
Density limited due to exhaustion is your the...

Density limited due to exhaustion is your the point of your idea there.

However, insufficient development (low density) = less silver halide reduced to silver = less developer oxidised.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-06-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,481
Posted By Athiril
I'm pointing finger at the scanner, I get grain...

I'm pointing finger at the scanner, I get grain in my FP4+ scans.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 15,066
Posted By Athiril
1 hour is for box speed and overexposure mostly....

1 hour is for box speed and overexposure mostly. I don't have experience with HP5+ but have done it with Tri-X, pushing several stops.

It was Rodinal 1+100, 2 hours, semi-stand, initial agitation, 2...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-28-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 36,690
Posted By Athiril
I enjoy it, it's fun. The variety of camera...

I enjoy it, it's fun. The variety of camera equipment is vast so you get to use something that's a different experience to most digital cameras.

I like the colour of Portra for portraits. The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 16,679
Posted By Athiril
They're Flextight 949 scans crops, enlarged...

They're Flextight 949 scans crops, enlarged digitally to 200% so you see what's happening on a per pixel level easier.

To me, the 85g/L version looks slightly crisper, less soft appearing than the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 16,679
Posted By Athiril
100g/L Sodium...

100g/L Sodium Sulphite
http://i40.tinypic.com/xc4u11.jpg

85g/L Sodium Sulphite
http://i40.tinypic.com/qzp6kk.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 5,974
Posted By Athiril
Well ****. Luckily they only removed the sim,...

Well ****.

Luckily they only removed the sim, maybe they thought that was a memory card? (Though hard to believe, can they be that dumb?)

I'd be getting a wifi memory card scrubbing the label off...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-15-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 8,325
Posted By Athiril
http://vanbarphoto.com.au/...

http://vanbarphoto.com.au/ (http://vanbarphoto.com.au/)

Pretty much any format up 4x5" sheet film E-6 dip and dunk with push and pull.


Australia, Melbourne.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Posted By Athiril
The detail would be about the same I reckon. I...

The detail would be about the same I reckon.

I think you can safely just pre-flash + heavy push to expand the contrast, and should be most of it.

Though I want to try it with a split-bath too,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Posted By Athiril
5700 iirc, FP-232b behind that, and SHP-5080 in...

5700 iirc, FP-232b behind that, and SHP-5080 in front of it, and other stuff not pictured.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Posted By Athiril
Pushing Superia 800 to 12800

Alright I finally got around to bothering to try it. Was suspicious about preflashing outside of anything apart from compressing a range to be more easily printed in the dark room.

Preflashing +...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-09-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,366
Posted By Athiril
Does appear quite dense, I'd imagine you'd need...

Does appear quite dense, I'd imagine you'd need low contrast grade printing in the dark room to print it anywhere near the low contrast you're displaying the scans at.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-03-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,147
Posted By Athiril
At f/11 I can see up to 90 lp/mm (element 13) as...

At f/11 I can see up to 90 lp/mm (element 13) as the DoF extends focus to the bottom chart which includes elements up to 20.

I only have the Jupiter-8m atm, but I am keen on both the Jupiter-9 and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-02-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6,142
Posted By Athiril
Adonal and Compard R09 are the same iirc, both...

Adonal and Compard R09 are the same iirc, both should be the 2005 formula.

APH09 is the pre-war formula. The Rodinal most people are familiar with and know as Rodinal is the modern version.

I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-02-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,147
Posted By Athiril
Jupiter-8 resolving power

I've long had a funny suspicion that the values floating around were performed on 'low' resolution materials, such as the peak figure of 38 lp/mm.

Jupiter-8m with Kiev 4am and Adox CMS 20 shot at...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-02-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,123
Posted By Athiril
http://www.epson.com.au/products/scanner/perfectio...

http://www.epson.com.au/products/scanner/perfectionv700photo_specs.asp

Dual Lens System
6400 x 9600dpi (Super Resolution Lens) with Micro Step Drive
4800 x 9600dpi (High Resolution Lens) with...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-02-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,123
Posted By Athiril
Allegedly, there is a lens change when scanning...

Allegedly, there is a lens change when scanning at 6400 dpi as well, so that may make some difference to focus position too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-02-2013
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,656
Posted By Athiril
Oh Kiev, nice :D RB67 ProS with 180C, 90C and...

Oh Kiev, nice :D

RB67 ProS with 180C, 90C and 50C.

AE-1 with 28/2.8

Kiev 4am with Jupiter-8m

GH2 with 14-42
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-01-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,188
Posted By Athiril
For colour negs, you just need to colour the back...

For colour negs, you just need to colour the back light so that the red, green and blue channels appear lined up in the middle in the histogram exposure @ 5600K. Instead of one to the far left and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-01-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,123
Posted By Athiril
I'd like to add that 50 lp/mm is 4 times the...

I'd like to add that 50 lp/mm is 4 times the detail than 25 lp/mm, as a picture is in 2 dimensions and it is double in each.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-01-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 11,074
Posted By Athiril
Neopan 400CN is made by Ilford for Fuji isn't it?

Neopan 400CN is made by Ilford for Fuji isn't it?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-01-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,123
Posted By Athiril
Yes at those resolutions camera shake might be...

Yes at those resolutions camera shake might be noticeable, but the difference between tripod and hand held photography is not. Tripod vs hand held comes into play at some point past 100 lp/mm, and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-30-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,123
Posted By Athiril
The default film holders are often just slightly...

The default film holders are often just slightly outside or right on the edge of the DoF, but not in the sweet spot of the scanner focus.


rjstep3.. you've fallen for the fraudulent advertising and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-27-2013
Replies: 238
Views: 65,170
Posted By Athiril
Jupiter-8m, focus is closer than where I set it...

Jupiter-8m, focus is closer than where I set it on every picture.. looks like I'll need to adjust camera.

http://i39.tinypic.com/2u4h5qg.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-27-2013
Replies: 1,356
Views: 270,848
Posted By Athiril
I made sure to get one guaranteed in working...

I made sure to get one guaranteed in working order, apparently serviced I think it said. Anyway got here yesterday (finally) from Ukraine.

I missed out on the red and gold trim Kiev by like a day on...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-21-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By Athiril
With careful cleaning you can still get dust...

With careful cleaning you can still get dust spots sometimes and it can be annoying. IR dust removal isn't a substitute for cleaning negs, you still should clean them to get the best result with it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,492
Posted By Athiril
http://www.staedtler.com.au/Lumocolor_permanent_un...

http://www.staedtler.com.au/Lumocolor_permanent_universal_pen_au

Survived B&W, C-41 and E-6 processing when written on the leader prior to processing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,492
Posted By Athiril
LumoColor markers survive processing when written...

LumoColor markers survive processing when written on the leader.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-18-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 7,508
Posted By Athiril
Chart height is 1.5-1.6mm on the...

Chart height is 1.5-1.6mm on the negative.



Sorry I'm an idiot, I forgot to mention that is Adox CMS 20 stand developed in Perfection XR-1 (way too thin, needs less dilution for better results, but...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-03-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 7,508
Posted By Athiril
Macro copying always works as well as the...

Macro copying always works as well as the operator, so of course it can work very well with some effort applied.

Here is one I did years ago from 6x7 FP4+ developed in Rodinal and a reverse mounted...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-30-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,569
Posted By Athiril
Not used to be. IS. You want to talk about...

Not used to be. IS.

You want to talk about commonly available films.. there is not much in 3200 commonly available. It also isn't ISO 3200, but ISO 800-1000, it is EI 3200 only.


100 is medium...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-29-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,569
Posted By Athiril
It appears my AE-1 then can hold film very...

It appears my AE-1 then can hold film very flat.

I got 150 lp/mm (I dont have a microscope to verify more, this was the max I could pick up out of the scanner) the other day in a Canon AE-1 with...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-25-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,784
Posted By Athiril
They're all very similar, they all have a severe...

They're all very similar, they all have a severe lack of resolving power and look like they're totally out of focus. If you are after the detail that's on the film/similar performance to CoolScan or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By Athiril
Delta 3200 @ 1600 in Perceptol is really nice.

Delta 3200 @ 1600 in Perceptol is really nice.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 5,595
Posted By Athiril
If DIY dev'ing try a test roll push, with...

If DIY dev'ing try a test roll push, with extended first wash time (more than the usual 2 min), this'll help bring lower densities up a bit.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,749
Posted By Athiril
You're not the only one not keen on...

You're not the only one not keen on D-76.

Microdol-X/Perceptol is great, but I'm stuck on Xtol myself.

Such high solvent developers are less sharp in terms of acutance on the negative but can...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-18-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 8,648
Posted By Athiril
My cut film is already very flat, but it may help...

My cut film is already very flat, but it may help as well as optimising the focus distance since we are pushing the resolution up. Would be interesting to try, but I already have access to a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-18-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 8,648
Posted By Athiril
I should have posted the results much sooner! No...

I should have posted the results much sooner! No matter, still should be useful for some.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-18-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 8,648
Posted By Athiril
High Resolution scans from flatbeds technique

I know many fellow film shooters are not rich enough to afford high end scans and sometimes feel sad.

So I thought I would share this.

A bit of background information as to why this works.. the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-23-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,302
Posted By Athiril
I heard a little trick somewhere to scan in...

I heard a little trick somewhere to scan in 48-bit colour, and take the green channel to make the the 16-bit greyscale as it's a bit sharper. I think you can do that in vuescan without fudging around...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-23-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 6,224
Posted By Athiril
In normal usage, I would probably suggest colour...

In normal usage, I would probably suggest colour negative. It is a difficult call because many don't shown signs of even shouldering off yet on their published scales (but the non-T grain films have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2012
Replies: 3,195
Views: 766,446
Posted By Athiril
All RB67 images, all negs of some kind. All the...

All RB67 images, all negs of some kind.

All the portraits are hand held, first is natural/available light, the rest are lit or subtly lit with off camera YN-460 II(s) using Canon based...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-22-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,687
Posted By Athiril
Rodinal is not a high acutance developer, it is...

Rodinal is not a high acutance developer, it is medium acutance at it's highest.

Example (crops digitally enlarged to show differences easily without straining);

Untitled-1 provides this, while...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-21-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,027
Posted By Athiril
Speed.. that is the thing I like about making...

Speed.. that is the thing I like about making massive prints in the dark room. The speed at which they come out.

That and you can actually wash your prints to get dirt and finger prints off,...
Forum: RFF News 06-21-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,946
Posted By Athiril
This might be like the ISO 25,600 film that had...

This might be like the ISO 25,600 film that had ISO 400 grain that could be thermally developed with no chemistry :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,855
Posted By Athiril
Apart from a PL (for any film you take), I have...

Apart from a PL (for any film you take), I have one other recommendation. An 85A filter. I would use it if you took any colour neg and found yourself in such conditions such as heavy overcast under a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-20-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,215
Posted By Athiril
Not much I'd add to my main... maybe a few more...

Not much I'd add to my main... maybe a few more backs for convenience, and a new light meter. But I would like to get a much smaller, lighter camera, with a nice fast lens. I would definately get...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-20-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,027
Posted By Athiril
Once I compared well colour balanced Portra 400...

Once I compared well colour balanced Portra 400 side by side with my dSLR images of the same setup and exposure, it was just game over for me, I barely ever pull out my dSLR anymore apart from using...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-19-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,803
Posted By Athiril
Just got back, made a test print optically at...

Just got back, made a test print optically at 5x7" with 35mm Neopan 400 processed in Xtol Replenished, there is grain in the highlights easily visible, not offensive, otherwise looks good. If you're...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2012
Replies: 323
Views: 34,679
Posted By Athiril
In case people missed it - 10-11 pounds delivered...

In case people missed it - 10-11 pounds delivered for a propack (120) of velvia 50 and 100 in the UK dated May from 7dayshop
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,855
Posted By Athiril
The most important choice to make here would be...

The most important choice to make here would be to get yourself a polariser. Use it.

I've used Portra 400 with PL, for landscape, terrific results. A PL should make the biggest impact imho.

Anyway...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-19-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,803
Posted By Athiril
OP if you are referring to grain, looking at...

OP if you are referring to grain, looking at grain closeup isn't necessarily going to translate how it will blend into the print. You're looking close up at different magnification and viewing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2012
Replies: 323
Views: 34,679
Posted By Athiril
I think you're taking things the wrong way. Some...

I think you're taking things the wrong way. Some ideas were brought up earlier. HHPhoto posted a whole lot of things which I think is plain ridiculous. I replied.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2012
Replies: 323
Views: 34,679
Posted By Athiril
Do you know the inconvenience of dragging around...

Do you know the inconvenience of dragging around a massive projector around the city, finding 3-phase industrial power to run it off to make it bright enough, and shutting down city power so people...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2012
Replies: 323
Views: 34,679
Posted By Athiril
For any UK shooters; I was browsing 7dayshop.com...

For any UK shooters; I was browsing 7dayshop.com and Velvia 50 and 100 are 10-11 pounds per pro pack (5 rolls) dated to May 2012 iirc.

HHPhoto:

Sorry, but that is just bunk.

We are talking about...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-19-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,803
Posted By Athiril
Tiny squares? You mean compression...

Tiny squares? You mean compression artefacts?

Save with maximum quality when using JPEG output, that's 100% in save for web under jpeg, and 12 under save as. Otherwise use TIFF ouput etc.

The...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-18-2012
Replies: 189
Views: 29,803
Posted By Athiril
5201 50D, 5219 500T, old Ilford HP3, Vision Print...

5201 50D, 5219 500T, old Ilford HP3, Vision Print Film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-18-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 23,906
Posted By Athiril
Loving the Retro 80s! I have a bunch, but the...

Loving the Retro 80s! I have a bunch, but the current camera I have for it (got it in 35mm) has an IR led in it :(


Vision Print Film, ISO 2.5 (ISO 40 also came out), Rodinal 1+100 1 hour stand,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-18-2012
Replies: 323
Views: 34,679
Posted By Athiril
Have to disagree, the orange mask wasn't made...

Have to disagree, the orange mask wasn't made because of paper's sensitivity, paper was made to match the orange mask. It is a mask, and not a filter.

Dyes cannot be perfect. The mask is variable in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2012
Replies: 323
Views: 34,679
Posted By Athiril
How cold is your ambient temp? For home...

How cold is your ambient temp?

For home processing, plastic inversion tanks are fantastic due to the heat insulation properties and volume of developer. May not be economical one shot. But standard...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2012
Replies: 323
Views: 34,679
Posted By Athiril
Resolution isn't as simple as a test chart. I...

Resolution isn't as simple as a test chart. I would prefer to see grey on grey line chart results not black and white, real scene high spatial frequencies are typically low contrast for most of us....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2012
Replies: 323
Views: 34,679
Posted By Athiril
This is me, the price includes cut and sleeved...

This is me, the price includes cut and sleeved dev only. I'm using Kodak minilab chemistry atm. It's also the same price for 127, 220 and 620. Due to the fact it takes me the same amount of time to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-28-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 229,817
Posted By Athiril
Because they have fraudulently marketed them as...

Because they have fraudulently marketed them as delivering professional quality results. And for professional usage. And made numerous other fraudulent claims.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-24-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 229,817
Posted By Athiril
The V700 ain't that much better tbh, seen the...

The V700 ain't that much better tbh, seen the stunning lack of resolving power others' have gotten. It's fraudulent, misleading and deceptive marketing imho. They even say it's for professional...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-23-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 229,817
Posted By Athiril
I have the V500, cost me $400 at the lowest price...

I have the V500, cost me $400 at the lowest price in the country at the time.

The V500 is a joke of a scanner to be honest with you. Bad SNR, inability to multi-pass scan to compensate because the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-23-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 229,817
Posted By Athiril
I am very happy to hear this, especially about...

I am very happy to hear this, especially about the dMax.

I think 3200 dpi (of real resolving power) is already enough, even for 35mm.. that'd make me take 35mm more seriously. So how much more...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-30-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By Athiril
Questions for film users

Going to move my processing more full time.


Basically.. how much film do your shoot per month? And what kind? B&W, colour neg, slide? And your satisfaction level with current services for analog...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-31-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 21,123
Posted By Athiril
I'm not a soccer mum so I won't be going to any...

I'm not a soccer mum so I won't be going to any high school games, I don't think we even that many here, just external u-18 leagues not associated with schools.



In that case, Portra 800 takes it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-31-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 21,123
Posted By Athiril
You do not have control of the "exposure" from a...

You do not have control of the "exposure" from a minilab, you do if you scan or get a flat scan that encompasses the entire density range of the neg, then you can "print" it as you see fit.

Pushing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-30-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 21,123
Posted By Athiril
Well the problem with wet printing is we no...

Well the problem with wet printing is we no longer have different contrasts of RA-4 paper available iirc, so contrast is an issue there, and with the increased contrast, depending on your scene, you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-30-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 21,123
Posted By Athiril
I disagree. Your problems stem from other people...

I disagree. Your problems stem from other people doing/machines your colour balance. Minilabs while have fantastic CCDs in their scanners.. they are completely unrepresentative in terms of colour to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-30-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 21,123
Posted By Athiril
Portra 800 is actually a P1600 and P3200 film. It...

Portra 800 is actually a P1600 and P3200 film. It is the only one with curves published for pushing.

The curve for Portra 800 appears .4 or .5 better before hitting the toe of Portra 400 (this is @...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-30-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 21,123
Posted By Athiril
Portra 400 is the best versatile film, it is...

Portra 400 is the best versatile film, it is exceedingly sharp and fine grained, and can go in both directions in exposure.

Portra 800 is faster, it is more so than the simple difference in their...
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