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by Angus
Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: ferrania store is now open
Replies: 11
Views: 2631

Re: ferrania store is now open

Don't underestimate how long the road is to film production for Ferrania. This isn't a turnkey operation they need to move several huge machines into their building, get them going again, finalise the formulae and so on.....it is quite something that they can do this at all. But it's great that seve...
by Angus
Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: ferrania store is now open
Replies: 11
Views: 2631

Re: ferrania store is now open

They update the news at about once a month, "Dispatches From The LRF" I got my postcard for contributing to the Kickstarter fund, not in time for Christmas but in early January. I am sure they're working hard to get the machinery in working order and then to run off the first batch of films for the ...
by Angus
Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Safety when using Foma R100 kit
Replies: 24
Views: 5544

Re: Safety when using Foma R100 kit

I believe Kodak D19 was discontinued a few years ago. I was pretty pee'd off about it.

D76 is still available or you could try Ilford ID11. Either will work for B&W reversal but won't look the same as D19.
by Angus
Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Safety when using Foma R100 kit
Replies: 24
Views: 5544

Re: Safety when using Foma R100 kit

I've been dealing with potassium dichromate powder and solution professionally for 15 years and I just use gloves. It's quite nasty but if handled carefully poses less of a threat than mixing two household cleaners in your toilet. But it's a moot point as you can't get it unless you're a laboratory ...
by Angus
Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Safety when using Foma R100 kit
Replies: 24
Views: 5544

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: 5544

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: 5544

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: 5544

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: 2101

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: 3061

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: 10215

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: 10215

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: 10215

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: 10215

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: 10215

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...