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Forum: Cameras - small format 28th July 2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By marty
Hi, there. What about the former U.S.S.R. 8mm...

Hi, there. What about the former U.S.S.R. 8mm Peleng? They used to go cheap (compared to the big brands) on the second hand market. It comes in M42 mount which will fit most brands with an adapter...
Forum: Monochrome Film 5th January 2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,756
Posted By marty
Hello, Alan. Thank you for sharing in such...

Hello, Alan. Thank you for sharing in such detailed way your recipe. Which type of enlarger do you print with?

Cheers, M.
Forum: Colour printing techniques 5th January 2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,908
Posted By marty
Hi, there. If I'm understanding correctly the...

Hi, there. If I'm understanding correctly the question print and film developers are definetely different and not interchangeable. That is unless you deliberately want the colors to go "weird"...In...
Forum: Colour printing techniques 4th January 2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By marty
Hi, there. As far as I know the production...

Hi, there. As far as I know the production restarted steadily after some company took over the previous management. At my supplier's, here in Italy, the entire line of products went out of stock and...
Forum: Monochrome Film 4th January 2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,756
Posted By marty
That's right,as the old saying states, expose for...

That's right,as the old saying states, expose for the shadows and develop for the highlights. If you shorten the development time to keep the highlights in a printable range you'll notice that the...
Forum: Monochrome Film 3rd January 2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,756
Posted By marty
Hello and welcome to the forum. 16.5' sounds a...

Hello and welcome to the forum. 16.5' sounds a reasonable starting point to me. Keep in mind that there in no linear relationship between development time and developer concentration. A clip test is...
Forum: Photography in general 3rd January 2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By marty
All the best to everyone :) M.

All the best to everyone :)

M.
Forum: Photography in general 24th December 2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By marty
Happy Christmas and best wishes to everybody! M.

Happy Christmas and best wishes to everybody!
M.
Forum: Monochrome Film 26th September 2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,582
Posted By marty
An update...

Hello, everybody. I developed the other roll of the same age and, as to be expected, is affected too by this annoying problem. The prints I've made show what was already evident examining the...
Forum: Photography in general 21st August 2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,571
Posted By marty
I'm afraid the mythical long lasting properties...

I'm afraid the mythical long lasting properties of Rodinal are an heritage from the era of the old orginal Agfa stuff. Looks like the formula has been changed substantially since then. I'm not even...
Forum: Monochrome Film 5th August 2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,582
Posted By marty
Hello. I made further investigation. So looks...

Hello. I made further investigation. So looks like I've been sitting on these films for two years and a half, according to my records I purchased three of them February 2017. The first one I exposed...
Forum: Monochrome Film 4th August 2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,582
Posted By marty
Hello, Paul. the more I think about it the more...

Hello, Paul. the more I think about it the more I'm convincing this might be the right answer. I never had a problem with any 135 and definetely I' ve shot more of this than 120. Then I haven't shot...
Forum: Monochrome Film 4th August 2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,582
Posted By marty
Hi, Bruce. Thank you for replaying. I mxed the...

Hi, Bruce. Thank you for replaying. I mxed the fixer from concentrate just before developing the film.

M.
Forum: Monochrome Film 3rd August 2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,582
Posted By marty
Thank you for the tips, Mike. I'll try doing the...

Thank you for the tips, Mike. I'll try doing the WA bath out of the tank and see. I also use my fingers to remove di excess of liquid after having removed the film from the reel. Then as you do I...
Forum: Monochrome Film 3rd August 2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,582
Posted By marty
Hi, Mitch. Thank you for pointing me to your...

Hi, Mitch. Thank you for pointing me to your interesting article. In the distant past I had a problem with the wetting agent, I was using a way too concentrate solution which left a nasty sticky...
Forum: Monochrome Film 3rd August 2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,582
Posted By marty
Hi and thank you for stopping by, Mike. I never...

Hi and thank you for stopping by, Mike. I never had a problem with this seller. I get almost all the films and materials from them since ever. Serious and competent staff. I'll expose the roll I have...
Forum: Monochrome Film 2nd August 2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,582
Posted By marty
Alex, that didn't crossed my mind, As the room...

Alex, that didn't crossed my mind, As the room temperature at the time of processing was 24C I cooled down the chemicals at my usual 20C along with the loaded tank in a water bath with ice packs. A...
Forum: Monochrome Film 2nd August 2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,582
Posted By marty
Hello, Paul, Thank you for replying. The storage...

Hello, Paul, Thank you for replying. The storage hypothesys makes definitely sense.

M,
Forum: Monochrome Film 2nd August 2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,582
Posted By marty
Thanks for your reply, Alex. You can see the...

Thanks for your reply, Alex. You can see the issue in the attachment, the white spots all around the sky area. This is a straight (except for the inversion and light sharpen) scan of the negative,...
Forum: Monochrome Film 2nd August 2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,582
Posted By marty
Mottling on 120 Delta 400

Hi, everybody. I've encountered the annoying problem on a roll I shoot in the last weeks. It was a while since I shot and processed 120, anyway the "best before" date of the film is oct '19. I tend...
Forum: Darkroom 25th July 2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By marty
Hello, Paul. Here I am, waiting for the chemicals...

Hello, Paul. Here I am, waiting for the chemicals to cool down and a film ready for development. The thermometer outside hit 36C and it's very humid. Fortunately my darkroom is in the the basement,...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 19th July 2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,560
Posted By marty
And if you think to do macro then I believe it'll...

And if you think to do macro then I believe it'll be paramount...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 19th July 2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,560
Posted By marty
I think MLU might save the situation in low...

I think MLU might save the situation in low light and you go low rapidly. Slower than 1/125 or 1/60 tops you likely get shake. Then if you think that medium format lenses tend to have shallow depth...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 19th July 2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,560
Posted By marty
Hi. The ETR is the oldest version which is...

Hi. The ETR is the oldest version which is missing some features that appeared in the later models. I have an ETRSi, so the the latest. If I remember well in the ETR there were no locks on dark...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 18th July 2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,560
Posted By marty
I have the "plain" prism, the non-metered one,...

I have the "plain" prism, the non-metered one, and it's more compact that it might seem, in my opinion. Only 5 cm above the top of the body and just the rubber eyecup protruding behind the film back....
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