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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 1,659
Posted By Argentia1
Yes, AgfaPhoto Vista 200 was repackaged Fujicolor...

Yes, AgfaPhoto Vista 200 was repackaged Fujicolor C200.
And Vista 400 repackaged Vista 400.
And AgfaPhoto APX 100 and 400 are repackaged Kentmere 100 and 400.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 1,659
Posted By Argentia1
Due to my experience a film with a very good...

Due to my experience a film with a very good price-performance ratio. Good all-round film.
Very good sharpness and resolution. Like all amateur color negative films it is a bit contrastier compared...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By Argentia1
Looks like they are very consequently extending...

Looks like they are very consequently extending the new product line with this useful new technology:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6TZV5QRJ9w

That is the first powder developer with it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By Argentia1
Says the guy with the wonderful realistic...

Says the guy with the wonderful realistic portrait of himself in his avatar.....
Yes, the rff member meetings are indeed fun. You are very welcome to join the next meeting. Then you can do make...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Argentia1
"Rodinal Spezial" was in former times Refinal and...

"Rodinal Spezial" was in former times Refinal and Studional.
It has absolutely nothing to do with real Rodinal. Both are completely different developers with completely different formulas!
And yes,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By Argentia1
No. We`ve just had another rff member meeting at...

No. We`ve just had another rff member meeting at the latest analoguenow festival. Both were there.

But I can confirm your results that GP3 and the "new" CatLabs film are identical. I have tested...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 172
Views: 5,450
Posted By Argentia1
I completely agree with you, Robert. I`ve visited...

I completely agree with you, Robert.
I`ve visited the Photokina and other photo fairs for more than 20 years.
And Fujifilm's presentation was the most positive towards silver-halide products in the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,668
Posted By Argentia1
It is exactly that. The digital products like...

It is exactly that.
The digital products like inkjet inks and papers and distribution of digital-related products have been their major problem. With the current insolvency they can probably get rid...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,668
Posted By Argentia1
Most of the article is correct, but nevertheless...

Most of the article is correct, but nevertheless there are some mistakes in it. For example concerning E6 chemistry. Most labs are running the standard original 6/7 bath process in their roller...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,683
Posted By Argentia1
Yes and no. Yes if you look at big players like...

Yes and no.
Yes if you look at big players like Eastman Kodak and Fujifilm.
But both seeing now increasing demand, year after year their situation will improve.
And Fujifilm has the additional...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,683
Posted By Argentia1
Splitting of film production and film...

Splitting of film production and film distribution at Kodak was a quite 'artificial' move. A 'third best' solution because of the problematic situation Eastman Kodak was in 2011/2012 during the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-27-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,430
Posted By Argentia1
No, fortunately not.....:). 4x5", 5x7" and 8x10"...

No, fortunately not.....:).
4x5", 5x7" and 8x10" are available. And the other sheet film formats can be ordered and then will be made for the customer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-27-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,430
Posted By Argentia1
That are indeed excellent news!! It is one of my...

That are indeed excellent news!!
It is one of my favourite BW films. It belongs to the best ISO 100 films with classic emulsion technology. Very good detail rendition, wonderful tonality, works...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-27-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 14,707
Posted By Argentia1
Thanks Bob for sharing your experience and test...

Thanks Bob for sharing your experience and test results.
As explained in detail above in my postings, my results are very very similar.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-27-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 14,707
Posted By Argentia1
No problem at all. Thanks for your reply.

No problem at all. Thanks for your reply.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-27-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,267
Posted By Argentia1
The former Adox CHS 100 (= Efke 100 made by...

The former Adox CHS 100 (= Efke 100 made by Fotokemika, but chosen from selected masterrolls by Adox) and the current Adox CHS 100 II have only two things in common:
- name
- similar spectral...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-27-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,267
Posted By Argentia1
A very very shortsighted and counterproductive...

A very very shortsighted and counterproductive view. Because in that case there will be a Kodak monopoly in color film = skyrocketing prices! Just look at the current very high prices of color...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-27-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,267
Posted By Argentia1
Thanks, nice video. In which city these shots...

Thanks, nice video.
In which city these shots were made?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-19-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,261
Posted By Argentia1
Your comment clearly shows that you have neither...

Your comment clearly shows that you have neither used Adox CMS 20 II with Adotech IV nor Adox HR-50 by yourself.
Otherwise you would not have made this completely wrong statement.
You are surpassing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-19-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,261
Posted By Argentia1
I am using Adox CMS 20 II on sunny days at ISO...

I am using Adox CMS 20 II on sunny days at ISO 12/12° without a tripod: With shutter speeds in the range of 1/125s to 1/320s and apertures in the range of f2.8 to f5.6.
The big advantage of CMS 20...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,261
Posted By Argentia1
You are on the right track with Adox HR-50 if you...

You are on the right track with Adox HR-50 if you are looking for an ATP replacement. I have tested the HR-50 and HR-50 DEV developer quite intensively during the last months. Both have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,436
Posted By Argentia1
You have been bored because the pictures have...

You have been bored because the pictures have been boring. Not because of slide projection.
The same happens today every time when "spray-and-pray" digital shooters are coming home from travels and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,436
Posted By Argentia1
I completely agree with you that only viewing a...

I completely agree with you that only viewing a scanned slide on a computer screen is just throwing away the outstanding quality of a slide.
That is also true for viewing scanned negatives and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,436
Posted By Argentia1
Having no local E6 lab is absolutely no reason...

Having no local E6 lab is absolutely no reason for not shooting transparency film. You buy your film online and get it send across the country. Easy, daily business in 2018.
The same with using a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,436
Posted By Argentia1
Correct. Transparency film has significantly...

Correct.
Transparency film has significantly higher resolution, better sharpness and finer grain as color negative film. You see that in the print, you can make bigger enlargements from transparency...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,436
Posted By Argentia1
No, they are even cheaper per shot than color...

No, they are even cheaper per shot than color negative. Because after development you already have a perfect finished picture with reversal film. But with negative film you need prints and / or scans...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 14,707
Posted By Argentia1
Where are you located? I've bought Adox HR-50 at...

Where are you located? I've bought Adox HR-50 at Fotoimpex. They do ship internationally.
There is indeed a new developer offered as well : Adox HR-50 DEV.
I've tried it, too. Very good stuff, not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 14,707
Posted By Argentia1
Each to his own. If you like that, do that. I am...

Each to his own. If you like that, do that.
I am not in that low-fi thing. And I don't think that film is generally more imperfect than digital. They are just different mediums, with own...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 14,707
Posted By Argentia1
Exactly. That is another example.

Exactly. That is another example.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 14,707
Posted By Argentia1
Normally white on shirts is not a so brillant...

Normally white on shirts is not a so brillant white that there is no detail at all anymore. You normally still do see some detail like fibre structure.
White of clothes normally are on Zone VIII or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 14,707
Posted By Argentia1
No problem at all. I am glad if my detailed...

No problem at all.
I am glad if my detailed tests are helpful for you.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 14,707
Posted By Argentia1
I have to respectfully disagree. P30 behaves not...

I have to respectfully disagree.
P30 behaves not at all like modern reversal film. With reversal films I can get 6-10 stops of dynamic range (dependant of the film).
That is impossible with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 14,707
Posted By Argentia1
Your picture demonstrates one of the main...

Your picture demonstrates one of the main problems of this film quite well:
Even in this flat low contrast light the highlights are loosing detail: Her white shirt has no detail on the left side...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 14,707
Posted By Argentia1
No problem, here we go: I started the tests with...

No problem, here we go:
I started the tests with Kodak T-Max developer. A developer with a very good capability of reaching high speed / high film sensivity. It also gives a more ideal, linear...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,673
Posted By Argentia1
Never heard of it. A film manufacturer with that...

Never heard of it. A film manufacturer with that name has never existed. Therefore it has to be some repackaged stuff. Maybe even weird long expired film.
Selling outdated, long expired film to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,673
Posted By Argentia1
Was made several times on other forums in the...

Was made several times on other forums in the past. Here is a current list of film and/or paper coating factories. In alphabetical order:

Belgium:
- Agfa

China:
- Lucky (film and RA-4 paper)
-...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2018
Replies: 256
Views: 5,490
Posted By Argentia1
Congrats, Raid. The D700 is a very good choice,...

Congrats, Raid.
The D700 is a very good choice, even in 2018. Perfect start in using a FF DSLR. You certainly will not regret it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 814
Posted By Argentia1
I have seen Nikon D70 offered for 40-50$. Quite a...

I have seen Nikon D70 offered for 40-50$.
Quite a good deal I think.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 14,707
Posted By Argentia1
Possible. At least from their published...

Possible.
At least from their published information, their factory building (the LRF, the former R&D center with the small pilot coating machine) is now completely finished and in operation. The team...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 14,707
Posted By Argentia1
I've looked at almost all P30 pictures published...

I've looked at almost all P30 pictures published so far (e.g. on the Film Ferrania facebook and instagram pages).
The better or acceptable pictures (from a technical point of view) were those where...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,673
Posted By Argentia1
No, Inoviscoat is quite different to Carestream....

No, Inoviscoat is quite different to Carestream. Different business models.
Inoviscoat is designing products by themself. Than offering it to customers. They have designed the Pancro 400.
Bergger...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,673
Posted By Argentia1
Yes, I am. And it is not a secret at all, but...

Yes, I am. And it is not a secret at all, but public available knowledge. Many many times confirmed at photrio for example.
If you are looking for a Bergger factory in France you won't find any,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,673
Posted By Argentia1
I can understand you. Those small companies and...

I can understand you. Those small companies and one-man-shows selling film under a (fantasy) name are often very brutal against the photographers who tell the truth.
The truth that film manufacturing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,673
Posted By Argentia1
?? My name is not Jan. Update? I've not written...

??
My name is not Jan.
Update?
I've not written about that topic here so far. But it is easy to get a clear picture about all that just by using and comparing the films. Measure with a densitometer...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2018
Replies: 183
Views: 10,489
Posted By Argentia1
I've shot portraits, but I am not allowed to show...

I've shot portraits, but I am not allowed to show the portrayed people in public.
Skin tones are very good (same is valid for Provia). I liked the results, the portrayed people, too.
As with Provia,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 14,707
Posted By Argentia1
I've been one of the few lucky guys who had the...

I've been one of the few lucky guys who had the chance to buy quite a lot of Film Ferrania P30. I did a lot of detailed testing including sensitometric tests with a densitometer and evaluating the...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-03-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,291
Posted By Argentia1
No, the first hard test is going on with the...

No, the first hard test is going on with the current film line for the next years. If demand for these films is increasing (that is our part as photographers!) then a re-introduction of products make...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,673
Posted By Argentia1
This list is misleading. Because lots of the...

This list is misleading. Because lots of the mentioned films in the list are just still sold. But not produced anymore!
Especially those films offered by the small 'snake oil peddlers' who are just...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2018
Replies: 183
Views: 10,489
Posted By Argentia1
I've finished my roll no. 5 last week. My...

I've finished my roll no. 5 last week. My experiences after these five rolls of new Ektachrome E100 so far:
- speed is about ISO 80, not 100
- very nice, neutral colors; a little bit on the cooler...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-03-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,989
Posted By Argentia1
You are absolutely right. His hate and boycott...

You are absolutely right. His hate and boycott campaign against Fuji is totally counterproductive. It has led to significantly decreasing demand, so that further niche films had to be discontinued....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-03-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,989
Posted By Argentia1
Exactly that. Exactly that. I've tested this...

Exactly that.



Exactly that. I've tested this film, too. Very intensively.
This film is indeed long expired, has too high base fog and too low sensivity. And is completely overpriced.
If you really...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-03-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,291
Posted By Argentia1
+1. Another indicator that Fujifilm is slowly...

+1.

Another indicator that Fujifilm is slowly and step-by-step changing direction to a stronger support of normal films (besides instax films) is that they just recently invested in an additional...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 36,540
Posted By Argentia1
I can confirm that: During my time in the US I...

I can confirm that:
During my time in the US I have used them lots of times, and I have been very satiesfied:
- excellent quality
- excellent service
- very fast
- very cheap (cheaper than lots of...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-30-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 9,740
Posted By Argentia1
Thanks for the info. I was at Photokina, went to...

Thanks for the info.
I was at Photokina, went to the Voigtländer booth: But at the time I was there it was totally crowded, so I decided to come back later.
But then I have lost so much time on other...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-30-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,151
Posted By Argentia1
Some weeks ago this topic was featured in a very...

Some weeks ago this topic was featured in a very high quality (excellent reputation) science TV magazine here in my country.
They reported the same problems. There is also increasing hints that the...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-30-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,151
Posted By Argentia1
I have had the chance to "test" it a little bit...

I have had the chance to "test" it a little bit at the Photokina fair.
Result:
- ergonomics is better than other mirrorless cameras, especially better as the Sonys and Fujis
- EVF is quite good, but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,648
Posted By Argentia1
What do we do with our digital images in 99.5% of...

What do we do with our digital images in 99.5% of the cases?
We only look at them on computer monitors.
Our computer monitors have only 2k or 4k resolution. So our 12, 24 or 35 MP images are only 2...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-30-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 4,188
Posted By Argentia1
Is it a proven fact that Zeiss has re-acquired...

Is it a proven fact that Zeiss has re-acquired the Contax name back from Kyocera? I've heard some rumors about that, too. But I have so far nowhere seen an official statement.

It's a bit strange...
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