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by richard p. t.
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: how much 16mm can I process with a bag of d-76 and fixer?
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Re: how much 16mm can I process with a bag of d-76 and fixer

You didn't say what size bag of D76 you have. Lets say it was one gallon. I would divide that into two halves. Each half I would do 2 x 100' rolls. So 4 rolls for the gallon bag. I would add 30 seconds to the second roll. It is certainly possible to develop images on a third roll, but they will be t...
by richard p. t.
Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak awakens, new S8 camera announced at CES '16
Replies: 94
Views: 56346

Re: Kodak awakens, new S8 camera announced at CES '16

There were two announcements - the camera and the processing telecine service. There is a big question in my mind what this will mean for the labs not in the partnership with Kodak (which presumably is all but one of the super 8 labs). Will it put us out of business? Is that good for film? I know I'...
by richard p. t.
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak awakens, new S8 camera announced at CES '16
Replies: 94
Views: 56346

Re: Kodak awakens, new S8 camera announced at CES '16

I wonder whether they will be selling the camera with a lens at all? I don't know whether the big logmar comes with a lens. Does it? People will be expecting a zoom (as that is what super 8 cameras always have). I wonder whether they (logmar or kodak) have found a supplier of zoom lenses or whether ...
by richard p. t.
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak awakens, new S8 camera announced at CES '16
Replies: 94
Views: 56346

Re: Kodak awakens, new S8 camera announced at CES '16

Hey mr8mm, you say this is a deal between kodak and pro8. But do you know that or do you think that just makes sense as a guess? Given the camera would appear to be a deal between kodak and logmar its quite likely that kodak won't be processing themselves but will be partnering with some existing pl...
by richard p. t.
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:13 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Seems there is a pattern when technology replaces something.
Replies: 7
Views: 3360

Re: Seems there is a pattern when technology replaces someth

If this post is a joke its in very poor taste. I suggest for the sake of your own reputation as well as that of this forum, you ask for it to be deleted.
by richard p. t.
Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:59 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: what's supposed to happen when you overfix film?
Replies: 14
Views: 2866

Re: what's supposed to happen when you overfix film?

I looked at your images there. I think you are using bw negative film and processing in a normal neg developer like D76 or similar. To get a 'normal' amount of contrast, you will need to use a much higher contrast film/developer combination. If you want to stick with 'direct' processing (just dev an...
by richard p. t.
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: what's supposed to happen when you overfix film?
Replies: 14
Views: 2866

Re: what's supposed to happen when you overfix film?

As for washing, no, you won't see any difference with a short wash or a very long wash. Even with a wash that is very inadequate the film will still be 'clear' (ie the densest areas will be base plus fog).
by richard p. t.
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: what's supposed to happen when you overfix film?
Replies: 14
Views: 2866

Re: what's supposed to happen when you overfix film?

stopping and starting fixing isn't a problem. your films are fully fixed. the base colour you can see is just the colour of the film base plus fog. That is normal. Very few black and white films have an actually clear base. Black and white print stock does. Adox super 8 does. Fomapan R100 I think do...
by richard p. t.
Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: what's supposed to happen when you overfix film?
Replies: 14
Views: 2866

Re: what's supposed to happen when you overfix film?

Hi Slashmaster et al, is it possible to over fix? In workshops, I usually tell people a resounding 'no'. However that isn't quite true. But what I want them to grasp is that all the processes in photography other than the first time a film hits a developer, are processes 'to completion' - ie., they ...
by richard p. t.
Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Can I get some advice for digital to film transfers?
Replies: 8
Views: 1445

Re: Can I get some advice for digital to film transfers?

To avoid flicker, don't use a crt monitor, use anything else. You won't get acceptable contrast if you are shooting on bw neg and having it developed at a lab in d96. If you are after projection contrast then you will at least have to use a projection contrast developer like d97 (or d95 reversal sec...
by richard p. t.
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8 Vision 3 50D and 250D
Replies: 106
Views: 33392

Re: Regular 8 Vision 3 50D and 250D

I hope Kodak are willing to play along! If they do, it will be the first time I have heard of Kodak supplying unperforated film and also the first one of these kinds of novel proposals involving Kodak to work. Earlier this year I spent a lot of time trying to get an order of 16 mm hi con made. Kodak...
by richard p. t.
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Dust in the gate?
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

Re: Dust in the gate?

No. You have to look at the film gate itself.
by richard p. t.
Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:34 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Preserving E6 chemicals
Replies: 7
Views: 1944

Re: Preserving E6 chemicals

Buy the 5 litre kit. By a number of small bottles of the size of 'dose' of chemical concentrate you usually use. For instance, if you usually mix up 1 litre at a time, then that would be 200ml of first dev, etc. So buy some 200ml bottles. Then dispense the chemistry concentrates into these bottles, ...
by richard p. t.
Sun May 24, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Lomo tank processing
Replies: 20
Views: 6226

Re: Lomo tank processing

My struggles with Tri-x + permanganate + Kodak times might be of use. Am wondering how it would work with Foma r100. <a class="vglnk" href="http://youtu.be/JAPDs_-HF58" rel="nofollow"><span>http</span><span>://</span><span>youtu</span><span>.</span><span>be</span><span>/</span><span>JAPDs</span><sp...
by richard p. t.
Wed May 20, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Lomo tank processing
Replies: 20
Views: 6226

Re: Lomo tank processing

With the foma developer, yes, use those times.
Note, I have never used the foma developer (!) but the fact is, different developers require different development times, and Fomapan processes for the normal (ie Tri-x) time in kodak developer.