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by Angus
Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Safety when using Foma R100 kit
Replies: 24
Views: 3631

Re: Safety when using Foma R100 kit

B&W reversal only uses one more chemical compared to B&W negative and that's the bleach. Now that dichromate bleach is more or less banned whatever they put in the developing kits is probably no worse than what some people dye their hair with. There are a couple of extra steps compared to negative d...
by Angus
Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Safety when using Foma R100 kit
Replies: 24
Views: 3631

Re: Safety when using Foma R100 kit

There's no reason why the dichromate solution shouldn't last years. It's best kept in the dark, and replaced when/if it starts looking seriously discoloured. It should be a rather pleasing deep orange colour. A sediment on the bottom of the bottle is OK but if this starts becoming a problem (ie gett...
by Angus
Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Safety when using Foma R100 kit
Replies: 24
Views: 3631

Re: Safety when using Foma R100 kit

Bear in mind that I've worked in laboratories for the last 15 years with chemicals that are far more hazardous than anything you can buy from a photographic equipment dealer. While that has perhaps meant that I am more familiar with the processes and less fearful, it also means that I am well versed...
by Angus
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Safety when using Foma R100 kit
Replies: 24
Views: 3631

Re: Safety when using Foma R100 kit

A quick google search shows that the actual kit box and chemical bottles do have the requisite warnings and instructions. I don't think *anything* available to the general public requires a respirator! the bleach might be carcinogenic, although bear in mind that by the same definition so are certain...
by Angus
Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Happy new year everyone!
Replies: 8
Views: 1340

Re: Happy new year everyone!

Happy New Year!

I have a couple of rolls of 100D in the freezer awaiting some sort of filming project.....maybe a car race in the spring.

I fully intend to buy some Ferrania, how much depends on cost of course.
by Angus
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Have you been to the pictures lately?
Replies: 13
Views: 2117

Re: Have you been to the pictures lately?

I missed 2001 which is a little annoying as I just learned that I went to school with the offspring of two people who worked on the special effects in that film... 2K cinema projection as offered by my local Cineworld is barely better than HD TV. To be honest I'd don't rate the experience at all. Ho...
by Angus
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What do you say when someone laughs at you for using film?
Replies: 26
Views: 9441

Re: What do you say when someone laughs at you for using fil

In my experience, which is considerable but not vast, practically no film becomes unreadable. A good friend who's also a colorist tells me all the time that almost no film is unusable... he's recovered decent images off of EXR 50 that's been left out in a garage in Texas for 20 years, shot and proc...
by Angus
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What do you say when someone laughs at you for using film?
Replies: 26
Views: 9441

Re: What do you say when someone laughs at you for using fil

There's a tiny amount of crazing in a handful of the 200+ reels my grandfather left, and which were stored either in an attic or a garage from 1972-1993. That's twenty years of poor storage, fluctuating temperatures, dust, etc. For the most part those films look like they could have been shot last w...
by Angus
Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What do you say when someone laughs at you for using film?
Replies: 26
Views: 9441

Re: What do you say when someone laughs at you for using fil

Kodachrome turning to mud? What the heck did you do to it in order to achieve that? In my experience, which is considerable but not vast, practically no film becomes unreadable. I was given custody of my late grandfather's reg 8mm Kodachrome films in 1993. From his death in 1972 to that date they'd ...
by Angus
Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What do you say when someone laughs at you for using film?
Replies: 26
Views: 9441

Re: What do you say when someone laughs at you for using fil

One of the things about family memories such as weddings, photos of kids, photos of people now gone.....is that film negs and slides will last a long time. As an example, I was house-sitting for my mother while she was away in September. In a dusty drawer I found a 4x4cm slide which had not been loo...
by Angus
Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What do you say when someone laughs at you for using film?
Replies: 26
Views: 9441

Re: What do you say when someone laughs at you for using fil

Nobody has ever laughed, but I do get some strange ill-informed questions. For example I was at my cousin's wedding just this Saturday. I took a DSLR and a Nikon F601M film SLR complete with computerised flash and some rolls of B&W film. The pro photographer, using one (albeit nice) Canon DSLR was N...
by Angus
Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Share the Love
Replies: 3
Views: 1463

Re: Kodak Share the Love

I loved his reaction to watching his film.

THAT is why film is special. Maybe not everyone gets it, but that young man does and his enthusiasm is infectious.
by Angus
Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ferrania and Regular 8mm
Replies: 12
Views: 4850

Re: Ferrania and Regular 8mm

The marketplace for film is smaller than it was in the past but by no means insignificant. It should level out rather than drop to zero. I can't see how or why it would drop to zero. In other words it will be the lovers and the excited that will do it for Ferrania. And they know it. Their entire ma...
by Angus
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: How many carts of 8mm do we all have in the freezer?
Replies: 20
Views: 5736

Re: How many carts of 8mm do we all have in the freezer?

I forgot I have four reg 8mm rolls of Fomapan R 100.
by Angus
Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: How many carts of 8mm do we all have in the freezer?
Replies: 20
Views: 5736

Re: How many carts of 8mm do we all have in the freezer?

All I have is one cart of 64T and one of 100D.

For still film I have a stash of Kodak Portra 160 in 120 format.