Lomo tank processing

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Re: Lomo tank processing

Post by richard p. t. » Sun May 24, 2015 1:02 pm

pdelrosario wrote:My struggles with Tri-x + permanganate + Kodak times might be of use. Am wondering how it would work with Foma r100.

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That is classic inadequate bleaching. The permangenate bleach is more awkward to use. Unlike P. dichromate bleach, it only has a short life. Foma R100 is more likely to have bleaching problems than tri-x because it has a silver anti halation backing that also needs to be bleached off. So, if you got those results with Tri-x from a particular bleach, then you would have gotten the same or worse results with Fomapan.
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Re: Lomo tank processing

Post by nikonr10 » Sun May 24, 2015 5:01 pm

richard p. t. wrote:
pdelrosario wrote:My struggles with Tri-x + permanganate + Kodak times might be of use. Am wondering how it would work with Foma r100.

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That is classic inadequate bleaching. The permangenate bleach is more awkward to use. Unlike P. dichromate bleach, it only has a short life. Foma R100 is more likely to have bleaching problems than tri-x because it has a silver anti halation backing that also needs to be bleached off. So, if you got those results with Tri-x from a particular bleach, then you would have gotten the same or worse results with Fomapan.
What I been trying to say all along the foma Bleach is not that good for tri X > way better to make your own, With the hard to find dichromate bleach ,

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Re: Lomo tank processing

Post by pdelrosario » Sun May 24, 2015 6:05 pm

Yeah, I've been trying to get dichromate, but unfortunately, I'm stuck with ONE CASE of Kodak permanganate bleach (two jars each of Part A and B) as dichromate is banned at my workplace, and controlled by Big Brother.

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Re: Lomo tank processing

Post by mr_x » Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:29 pm

Any heads-up on this? Fomapan b/w cine film is now suddenly off the shelves - I had no idea there was a problem - this came swifter than the demise of reversal colour film. So I am looking with desperation at some Tri-X but my only choice for home processing is the Foma kit - unless that has gone west as well? Am sure I used Foma with Tri-X in the remote past but that was aeons ago. Any tips please?

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Re: Lomo tank processing

Post by pip » Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:33 am

I developed a cartridge of Tri X with the Foma kit. It came out fine. I followed the Foma instructions regarding the timing of each process. Are you sure that Foma have stopped production of film or is it just a hiatus?

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Re: Lomo tank processing

Post by mr_x » Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:49 am

pip wrote:I developed a cartridge of Tri X with the Foma kit. It came out fine. I followed the Foma instructions regarding the timing of each process. Are you sure that Foma have stopped production of film or is it just a hiatus?
Thanks, it was indeed a hiatus - within 12 hours I had an order on the way from Silverprint but it was such a panic here that i'll believe the film when I see (load) it ;)

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