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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 5,677
Posted By titrisol
Any thoughts on using a White LED bulb for...

Any thoughts on using a White LED bulb for enlarging?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-26-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 5,677
Posted By titrisol
The one on the right looks good The one on the...

The one on the right looks good
The one on the left sems to be overexposed. Stop the lens down and try to get your times in the 10s range as it is easily manageable.
I do not know if you can get...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-26-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By titrisol
BW head, means the one with the bulb Then the...

BW head, means the one with the bulb
Then the black box between the lens and the negative is your condensor
There maybe some dust in there, be careful when cleaning and use just a blower/brush

I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-19-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By titrisol
That is dirt in the lens or the condensor

That is dirt in the lens or the condensor
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-29-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By titrisol
Are you sure those are not marks from a dirty...

Are you sure those are not marks from a dirty lens?
Not sure if those are from processing
Processing marks are usually a lot darker/lighter and more defined
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,825
Posted By titrisol
Pat Gainer's PC-TEA is a great home brew, HC110...

Pat Gainer's PC-TEA is a great home brew, HC110 is close second
I do not know if DDX will last longer if it is "broken" in small vials
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,467
Posted By titrisol
I havent used PanF in a long time, but you may...

I havent used PanF in a long time, but you may have better luck getting long tonal ranges using Rodinal 1+100 for ~25 minutes [agitation every 2 minutes]
or with HC110 dilution H for 8 minutes...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By titrisol
For D3200, the rule of thumb was to shoot at...

For D3200, the rule of thumb was to shoot at 1600, and develop as 3200
shoot as 3200,m develop as 6400, etc
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By titrisol
Delta400 and Tmax400 are realy good Never tried...

Delta400 and Tmax400 are realy good
Never tried TriX, but you might as well give it a spin ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-03-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By titrisol
Stand development works fine for compensating...

Stand development works fine for compensating exposures, and get nice loooong tonality negatives.
I used to love APX100 in Rodinal 1+200 for 120 minutes (or whatever a basketball game turned out to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-03-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By titrisol
They are all pretty good The Home Darkroom was...

They are all pretty good
The Home Darkroom was very good when settign up and starting
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-15-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,616
Posted By titrisol
Xtol or Ilford DDX are the best of the new...

Xtol or Ilford DDX are the best of the new bunch
Both will give you full speed and good contrast
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-15-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,680
Posted By titrisol
Use your fixer one shot for film.... not enough...

Use your fixer one shot for film.... not enough silver to harm anything
Developer is quite innocuous, speically if you use a concentrated one like Rodinal or HC110 or DDX
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,383
Posted By titrisol
Any enlarger lens of copying lens will do the...

Any enlarger lens of copying lens will do the work just fine

I don;t know about the Planar you mention, but the Pentax (Takumar) 50/1.4 does an OK work when stopped down but is not stellar... the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-14-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,807
Posted By titrisol
Yes rewash rewash Remaining fixer will make those...

Yes rewash rewash
Remaining fixer will make those spots and damage the prints
wash them again, you need several changes of water to wash properly
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-03-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,858
Posted By titrisol
Absoluteley!

Absoluteley!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-03-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 10,841
Posted By titrisol
I bought a pentax bellowsII (for screwmount)...

I bought a pentax bellowsII (for screwmount) with the copier attachment for 35mm (Copying negatives or slides as it was called in the old days)
works great after some...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-03-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,807
Posted By titrisol
Anything that appears red on the table will be...

Anything that appears red on the table will be white!
The "informations" of the film you refer to is the name and numbers?
IIRC, the M301 was only for 35mm film ana I think only covers the 24x36mm of...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-03-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,807
Posted By titrisol
Feel sorry for the questions you don;t ask.......

Feel sorry for the questions you don;t ask.... asking is good
READ from old books, such as Hedecoe's to understand the basics

I think you need to start from the beginning, get a manual for your...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,143
Posted By titrisol
APS was a great idea, but it came too...

APS was a great idea, but it came too late
Digital overtook it in less than 5 years
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-21-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5,790
Posted By titrisol
Congrats the STE with the 40mm Tessar are...

Congrats the STE with the 40mm Tessar are awesome!

I think I'm not understanding your question correctly... your main subject is tack sharp, but the objects in front or behind are not?
That is very...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-21-2014
Replies: 258
Views: 35,837
Posted By titrisol
Aye aye cap'tain! A few of us here like the good...

Aye aye cap'tain!
A few of us here like the good old pentaxes... they used to be the bopttom feeder prefeered cameras, as lenses and cameras used to be bought for next to nothing
The beauty of these...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-15-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,889
Posted By titrisol
If you are not cashed strapped why not keep...

If you are not cashed strapped why not keep both?
Just take the battery out of the Spottie, and make a choice of switching cameras once or twice a year.....

from personal experience I know that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-14-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 9,069
Posted By titrisol
I have also Nikons and a Pentax DLSR, but it is...

I have also Nikons and a Pentax DLSR, but it is always the Spotmatic I return to when I need calm.
The Spotmatic is like a comfort blanket for me.
I learned to take pictures with one of this in the...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-25-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,040
Posted By titrisol
Let me know if you ever find out.... East coastr...

Let me know if you ever find out....
East coastr preferrable ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,519
Posted By titrisol
The Pentax 40 is a great lens IMHO It is a 5...

The Pentax 40 is a great lens IMHO
It is a 5 lenses, 4 group design....
http://kmp.bdimitrov.de/lenses/primes/_optics/40f2.8-i.gif

I guess 40mm is a natural length that can be a pancake, but it is...
Forum: Other RF 10-09-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By titrisol
Fixed Lens RF would do....

Fixed Lens RF would do....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,362
Posted By titrisol
From Netherlands http://shop.fotohuisrovo.nl/

From Netherlands
http://shop.fotohuisrovo.nl/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-01-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,374
Posted By titrisol
It is quite common that light seal gunk will fall...

It is quite common that light seal gunk will fall in this area; also if you refeshed the light seals you may have overlooked these spot (it happens to all of us once)

I have marked the location with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,374
Posted By titrisol
It maybe a bit of dirt in the reset lever. Open...

It maybe a bit of dirt in the reset lever.
Open your camera and press on the reset button several times with a jeweler's screw driver
while holding the camera with the film chamber looking " down" ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-20-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 13,789
Posted By titrisol
IMHO the Spotmatic SP or the SP II are the best...

IMHO the Spotmatic SP or the SP II are the best of the lot.

However, there is a family of chinons with very nice metal shutters and also there is the recent (~2000) Cosina made Voigtlander Bessaflex...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-23-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,399
Posted By titrisol
you saved a lot of money! the 28/2.8 is a fine...

you saved a lot of money! the 28/2.8 is a fine lens and the k1000 is an OK body.
Not as nice as the KX or the K2 but gazillions were made and has a cult status
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,524
Posted By titrisol
Rodinal will do a good job with 4-5ml/35mm...

Rodinal will do a good job with 4-5ml/35mm roll.
Just have to use very long development times
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-21-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 7,773
Posted By titrisol
Darktable is fine, need to generate profiles for...

Darktable is fine, need to generate profiles for Pentax Raw which look grrenish but otherwise is good.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-30-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,448
Posted By titrisol
Start by exercising the diaphragm a few hundred...

Start by exercising the diaphragm a few hundred times.
Just push the pin at f/22 and allow it to come back.
Check if there is any grease in the blades.

This may help of you decide to go all the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-27-2010
Replies: 84
Views: 8,837
Posted By titrisol
I skipped the 35 and got a 28/2.8 AiS is a...

I skipped the 35 and got a 28/2.8 AiS is a wonderful lens and gives you a few more degrees
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 4,513
Posted By titrisol
Words that must be written in bronze!

Words that must be written in bronze!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-23-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 5,786
Posted By titrisol
None that I can think of, the camera is quite...

None that I can think of, the camera is quite nice. Try getting the auto-frame counter it makes life a lot easier.

I have one and after I bought another for my father in law I noticed that there...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-21-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 4,513
Posted By titrisol
The Spottie is hard to not love! even though a...

The Spottie is hard to not love!
even though a split screen would be lovely as years go by on my eyes,
A few years ago got a MESuper from a collega, and the viewfinder is second to none!
All the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,025
Posted By titrisol
Besides some cropping, those images look...

Besides some cropping, those images look right!
The skateboarder image has a lot of potential
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 09-21-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 4,000
Posted By titrisol
Foveon is a good technology, do not know if it...

Foveon is a good technology, do not know if it will be widely adopted.
If Sigma changed the mount of their cameras to pentax K it would be a great improvement for me
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-21-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By titrisol
Marktplaats has a few K-mount lenses. Try getting...

Marktplaats has a few K-mount lenses.
Try getting the A type since those allow you to work in the DSlrs from Pentax without much hassle.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-16-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 6,425
Posted By titrisol
ATP is good, but quite finicky with the...

ATP is good, but quite finicky with the highlights just like TP.

However, you are able to do enlargements of 120x80 cm and see no grain yet
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-16-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,718
Posted By titrisol
I saw Nikon N90 for less than 100! Or if you...

I saw Nikon N90 for less than 100!
Or if you prefer full manual get a Pentax ProgramPlus or a P30
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-10-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By titrisol
Beeldgebouw in Rotterdam does a decent...

Beeldgebouw in Rotterdam does a decent job
http://www.beeldgebouw.nl/

I can't complain about the quality from FotoKlein pro services either
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-09-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 4,214
Posted By titrisol
The old pentax M 28/2.8 is sweet; and the 35/2 is...

The old pentax M 28/2.8 is sweet; and the 35/2 is well regarded. This new lens is either going to be great or a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-09-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 848
Posted By titrisol
Fujichrome Sensia

Fujichrome Sensia
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By titrisol
you got it..... refix refix! was your fixer...

you got it..... refix refix!
was your fixer fresh?
Overfixing is hard to achieve, so giving it 5 minutes could be your SOP
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,542
Posted By titrisol
Ye olde Delta400 was a finicky film Give it a...

Ye olde Delta400 was a finicky film
Give it a shot, my guess us that TMAX will give you very good results at box speed or higher.
Rodinal was very interesting shooting at 200 and developing in 1+50...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-03-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 4,214
Posted By titrisol
I bought a KX to use with my older Pentax lenses,...

I bought a KX to use with my older Pentax lenses, and it works great
The 55/1.8 (M42) and the 50/1.4 work great in Av mode
All the older M and K series lenses need to be workd in M mode and metering...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-02-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,483
Posted By titrisol
Bromofort was a very slow paper snip a piece and...

Bromofort was a very slow paper
snip a piece and run a exposure test, times should be 2 - 4x those of Ilford
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-02-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,450
Posted By titrisol
I think he means black like a darkroom ;)

I think he means black like a darkroom ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-02-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 3,000
Posted By titrisol
IS it really dead? or has it just become a...

IS it really dead?
or has it just become a boutique product?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-02-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,450
Posted By titrisol
Wrong film, Efke 25 in Rodinal1+100 is perfect...

Wrong film, Efke 25 in Rodinal1+100 is perfect for 10~11 minutes
so doing stand is going to be an over-overkill
By developing (even with no agitation) for long time you are overdeveloping the heck...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By titrisol
Sure is, below 28mm every mm makes a couple of...

Sure is, below 28mm every mm makes a couple of degree difference
20 mm should give you 83.5 deg (horizaontal) and 17mm 93 deg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By titrisol
You really have a priceless posession! The life...

You really have a priceless posession!
The life of your grandpa is one of those windows to the past that should be a beacon for our future.

Now the R5 was a wonderful camera, enjoy it.. and if you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,781
Posted By titrisol
APX used to be my standard film for years (Rollei...

APX used to be my standard film for years (Rollei Retro 100 is the latest name)

I used to expose it as 100 and developed it in D76, FG7, Rodinal, DDX, etc

Juan starting point is a very good one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,423
Posted By titrisol
It is 100 film, and I think it is Fuji Acros...

It is 100 film, and I think it is Fuji Acros repacked

If you put it in a fridge it should last at least 5 years after the expiration date
If you keep it out 1-2 years
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-26-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,924
Posted By titrisol
Light can be unstable during that month so a...

Light can be unstable during that month so a light meter will help you an awful lot.
I would plan to use what you know + a 400 or 800 film in case cloud cover is quite heavy
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-25-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,080
Posted By titrisol
If you have a spare 50mm lens you may think of...

If you have a spare 50mm lens you may think of building one yourself
HOWEVER the offer of Ducky is great!
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-23-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,513
Posted By titrisol
I can not see what you are saying Mine looks like...

I can not see what you are saying
Mine looks like this:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-23-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,957
Posted By titrisol
Too dull? expose a bit more since Diafine is a...

Too dull? expose a bit more since Diafine is a low contrast developer anyways

Most old-school films did OK in diafine (PlusX; TriX; Agfapans; Orwos, etc)
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 06-06-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 4,052
Posted By titrisol
I tried one yesterday in a demo-day at...

I tried one yesterday in a demo-day at camera.nl
Quite impressive interface and camera; the 30mm pancake feels like the old pentax 40mm which were great.
The screen is amazing, you can see it even at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-13-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,246
Posted By titrisol
So... what were the mistry free Nikons?

So... what were the mistry free Nikons?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-24-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By titrisol
Why not use a normal silver oxide...

Why not use a normal silver oxide battery?
Spotmatics have a Wheatstone bridge type meter so the voltage difference makes no difference
I got the information a few years back from here:...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,226
Posted By titrisol
Seems more like a shutter problem; maybe the new...

Seems more like a shutter problem; maybe the new battery may solve it or maybe you need to send the body for a CLA

Check the lens against the light, and if it is clear (maybe some dust specks...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-25-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,677
Posted By titrisol
Lots of noise, like the FOVEON need to see it to...

Lots of noise, like the FOVEON need to see it to believe it

It gathers more light so you can either make a smaller image sensor for a less expensive cell phone camera, or you make a higher...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 3,349
Posted By titrisol
Pentax P30t can be had for a song and has all...

Pentax P30t
can be had for a song and has all what you ask for in conjuction with pentax A lenses.
Or a Pentax ME Super

From the Nikons the N2000 is similar but a lot bigger

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-20-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 2,700
Posted By titrisol
Interesting question; in the late 60s the...

Interesting question; in the late 60s the Spotmatics and teh rest of the SLRs were responsible for almost killing the german photo industry.
I think they are a lot more flexible than RF; but lack the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-18-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,513
Posted By titrisol
The N90 was quite expensive in 95 when I used one...

The N90 was quite expensive in 95 when I used one in the newspaper
It was IMHO better than the F4s that were the workhorse at the time
Getting one for 70 bucks is a real steal; if all the electronics...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5,178
Posted By titrisol
Sleepers? most of the Sekkors and Fujinons are...

Sleepers? most of the Sekkors and Fujinons are underrated/undervalued
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-24-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By titrisol
ilford paper does not age very well, quite...

ilford paper does not age very well, quite shortly (1-2 years) after expiration it starts to fog...
use it for low key photos or for proofs
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-18-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,867
Posted By titrisol
I like Ilford3200 either at 1600-3200 or 6400 and...

I like Ilford3200 either at 1600-3200 or 6400 and have learned that it does not produce fine art... but usable images!

Neopan 1600 as 3200 was also great
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-10-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 13,551
Posted By titrisol
Yes, some people reported success with UV lamps...

Yes, some people reported success with UV lamps after a few hours; the hardware-store type though
But since you are in CA, it should not take long to get the lens cleared out... it took me 2 weeks in...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-02-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,145
Posted By titrisol
No, it does not need film to cock-shutter and...

No, it does not need film to cock-shutter and fire
It should do it

It may get stuck after a few years of no use, but some ronsonol cleans the mechanism easily.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-02-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,700
Posted By titrisol
Those effervescent tablets are wonderful, if the...

Those effervescent tablets are wonderful, if the scum is hard.
Since the stain is not usually too sticky, hot sudsy water and a soft sponge do the trick for me.
Also a paste of bicarbonate/water and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-26-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,091
Posted By titrisol
The Nikkor EL 80 used to be wonderful. I used it...

The Nikkor EL 80 used to be wonderful.
I used it in the 90s in the college darkroom and produced some of the most beautiful enlargements I have ever made.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-23-2010
Replies: 142
Views: 21,498
Posted By titrisol
Most of the Pentax lenses are greatm the 50s are...

Most of the Pentax lenses are greatm the 50s are second to none, and the 135 and 200 are wonderful.

Now I just got a 28/2.8 SMC-M.
While quite a few people say it is not an excellent lens I find it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2010
Replies: 73
Views: 4,249
Posted By titrisol
Since you have quite lot of cash get a 2 camera...

Since you have quite lot of cash get a 2 camera system, one DSLR, one FILM SLR
and some glass!
Either Nikon Canon, or Pentax will do fine, is more a matter of your taste.
I personally have only 1 AF...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,586
Posted By titrisol
I have used it for both, but I do not have a...

I have used it for both, but I do not have a scanner. Enlargements with both coindensor and diffusion enlarger were nice... I have to find the data about grade I used though.

As a side note,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-15-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By titrisol
In general all fixer recipes work, however the...

In general all fixer recipes work, however the "faster" fixers, which contain ammonium thiosulfate do the job in 2-5 minutes while the plain thio fixers need 10+ minutes.

IMHO the only way to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-15-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By titrisol
Go for the Arista EDU whch is probably foma paper...

Go for the Arista EDU whch is probably foma paper and is very good. Do not worry too much about tone, get the neutral semimatt one. Also check in the college darkroom if they have a machine to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,586
Posted By titrisol
I thought this film was brilliant as 25 in...

I thought this film was brilliant as 25 in Rodinal 1+100 for 10 minutes

I could make big enlargements with barely no grain
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-15-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,095
Posted By titrisol
Well if you plan to sell the stuff I'd be...

Well if you plan to sell the stuff I'd be interested in the 35mm lens
I have a KX and a 55/1.8 already, brilliant combo

a.u.b stuur mij een email waneer jij de camera verkop
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,095
Posted By titrisol
The KX is a great camera, I got mine in...

The KX is a great camera, I got mine in Marktplaats....
As per your boss if you do not think a print or a nice photo you made yourself is enough get him either a good bottle of wine or a boekenbon as...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2010
Replies: 142
Views: 21,498
Posted By titrisol
midlife in january?

midlife in january?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2010
Replies: 142
Views: 21,498
Posted By titrisol
you can always download the manuals from Kim...

you can always download the manuals from Kim Coxon's site (pentax-manuals.com)
The MX is not on all the time, nor the KX, a little touch on the shutter or on the winding lever and light meter comes...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-02-2010
Replies: 142
Views: 21,498
Posted By titrisol
Well, pentax was in the DSLR market long ago with...

Well, pentax was in the DSLR market long ago with the *ist which came at the same time as film and digital.
I used my father in-law's K100D 2 years ago and it is a great camera, the K7 I could handle...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-31-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 9,989
Posted By titrisol
It is wonderful, isn't it? Now get a 28/2.8 AiS...

It is wonderful, isn't it?
Now get a 28/2.8 AiS and it will be close to heaven!

Check the mir nikon page (http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/nikonfeseries/index.htm) for lots of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-30-2009
Replies: 142
Views: 21,498
Posted By titrisol
While all of them share the same body; both the...

While all of them share the same body; both the ME and MG (http://camerapedia.org/wiki/Pentax_MG) are Auto-exposure cameras, no manual...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-30-2009
Replies: 142
Views: 21,498
Posted By titrisol
Not sure about that, in the KX it activates by...

Not sure about that, in the KX it activates by moving the winder or half pressing the shutter which is much better than the K10000000
AFAIK the KM was the top of the line in Pentaxes of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-30-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,487
Posted By titrisol
me guesses it was a problem with the flash.... so...

me guesses it was a problem with the flash....
so how do the negatives look?
- Super dark (overexposed)
- Super thin (underexposed)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-30-2009
Replies: 142
Views: 21,498
Posted By titrisol
ssshhhhhh.... don't say it too loud, proces will...

ssshhhhhh.... don't say it too loud, proces will go through the roof!!!

Pentaxians always show up their stripes.....
I love pentaxes, my dad's Spottie was my first SLR, used it for years before...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,806
Posted By titrisol
NEXT ONE IN MARCH!!! INTERNATIONAL...

NEXT ONE IN MARCH!!!
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHICA-FAIR IN THE NETHERLANDS March 28th 2010 IN HOUTEN NL near UTRECHT.

One of the biggest, if not THE largest (about 300 tables!) European...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-20-2009
Replies: 80
Views: 11,422
Posted By titrisol
Most of the Nikkor glass is wonderful, I know a...

Most of the Nikkor glass is wonderful, I know a few lenses are not so good but it's hard to rememebr which ones

The ones I believe are brilliant are:
28/2.8 AiS
50/1.4 AiS
55/2.8 Micro AiS
85/1.8...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-17-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,522
Posted By titrisol
If you are happy with patterson like reels why...

If you are happy with patterson like reels why change?
SS reels are different animals and you either hate or love them, I'd recommend you give them a try first.

Otherwise buy new reels, I prefer the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 4,370
Posted By titrisol
What Roger said, increase your dev time by 10% at...

What Roger said, increase your dev time by 10% at a time until you get what you want.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,044
Posted By titrisol
I've said this before but you need to adjust your...

I've said this before but you need to adjust your development and fil EI
Sacrifice a roll by shooting a knwon scene and expose -2,-1,0,+1,+2 - BLANK - repeat
Then develop in your normal procedure a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,396
Posted By titrisol
it may even be the canon 1.4 there was a 1.0 but...

it may even be the canon 1.4
there was a 1.0 but the front element was HHUUGGEEE
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,760
Posted By titrisol
Ilford DDX or Xtol should be your best bet there...

Ilford DDX or Xtol should be your best bet
there will be fogging anyway so do not take any special pictures with it before you test at least one roll
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,306
Posted By titrisol
The FE2 is good for action and dpeending on the...

The FE2 is good for action and dpeending on the lens for macro (micro nikkor 55/2.8 or the 100/xx) and also for all purpose with a good 50/1.4 or withthe best 28 there is... 28/2.8 AiS

I had one,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-17-2009
Replies: 58
Views: 8,390
Posted By titrisol
Because SLRs are good to take pictures with, and...

Because SLRs are good to take pictures with, and not so good to take pictures of?

IMHO Pimping a camera, just like a car is futile... some useful accessories, such as soft touch releases and gripper...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 4,069
Posted By titrisol
Loce the red one... but I would buy a champagne...

Loce the red one... but I would buy a champagne and black one
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By titrisol
To be honest I have more trust in electronic...

To be honest I have more trust in electronic shutters than I do in mechanical ones.
I have a Nikon FE that has ticks perfectly after 20+ years, and th ME Super I got 2 years ago has been...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By titrisol
yes your shutter is lazy, so you'll need to have...

yes your shutter is lazy, so you'll need to have it adjusted Also the band is at the bottom of your images, thus at the top of your film chamber so maybe it is something not so complicated.
However,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 3,672
Posted By titrisol
Cool Since you are planning to make this your...

Since you are planning to make this your bread-n-butter combo I would recommend you sacrifice a roll
Plan on a development time (i.e. 12 min 1+50) then expose a normal escene, -2,-1,0,+1,+2, blank,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,511
Posted By titrisol
Taking out the screen of the ME (or any other M...

Taking out the screen of the ME (or any other M series) is not easy, have to take the top out
I believe the SuperProgram and the P-series are a lot easier
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,511
Posted By titrisol
Have to take back what I said.... The source of...

Have to take back what I said....
The source of my information said:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-24-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,511
Posted By titrisol
A french guy had it in his website, let me find...

A french guy had it in his website, let me find it again
I orderd 2, at 4 Euro each from Pentax Europe for my MZ-7
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-24-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,511
Posted By titrisol
Try ordeing the screens from the MZ-M they fit in...

Try ordeing the screens from the MZ-M
they fit in most K-xxD cameras
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,155
Posted By titrisol
Try a red filter with Acros or Tmax (esposed as...

Try a red filter with Acros or Tmax (esposed as 50) and use a tripod.
Then while developing use a long development time coupled with low agitation using HC110-dilH or Rodinal 1+100 for super long...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By titrisol
Cool Well a normal time in dil B is about 6 minutes so...

Well a normal time in dil B is about 6 minutes
so your friend would have to be looking at ~5 minutes BUT I would go closer to the 6 minutes anyway.

If he has a few rolls I think it is better to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-06-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,663
Posted By titrisol
Lowering contrast while keeping shadow detail is...

Lowering contrast while keeping shadow detail is sort of a compensation development
Diluted Developers are quite good for this
Rodinal 1+50, HC110 dil H, D76 1+3, etc.
Also a change in the agitation...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-01-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 3,095
Posted By titrisol
Overdevelopment Most probably the lab runs of...

Overdevelopment
Most probably the lab runs of standard cycles so you have to adjust your exposure to that.

next time (if you plan to use this guys again) sacrifice a roll, bracket and over under...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,359
Posted By titrisol
Plus X is a terrific film. I preferred APX100...

Plus X is a terrific film.
I preferred APX100 buecasue it was cheaper, but it gives a nice tonal range and very fine grain.

It does well in D76, Rodinal, Ilfosol, FG-7, etc.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-15-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,379
Posted By titrisol
The thread of FLICKR here...

The thread of FLICKR here (http://www.flickr.com/groups/crossprocessing/discuss/72157600031900536/)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-15-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,379
Posted By titrisol
In the flixkr x-pro group someone suggested...

In the flixkr x-pro group someone suggested printing labels with barcdoe and everything and stick them on the film.... they will normally work
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-15-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,561
Posted By titrisol
the kits are universal... get one you can do...

the kits are universal... get one you can do easily 4 or 5 cameras ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-10-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,379
Posted By titrisol
No it does not, C41 and E6 chemicstry are...

No it does not, C41 and E6 chemicstry are basically the same with(out) the inverting step.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,196
Posted By titrisol
Freestyle is no help for me in the...

Freestyle is no help for me in the Netherlands.... fotoimpex carries EFKE films rebadged as ADOX, very very fine films
Samobor is quite far from Split me thinks (I'll fly in) and maybe I can order...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-05-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,963
Posted By titrisol
All those improvements seem way overkill. ...

All those improvements seem way overkill. Alignment is a cure-all most of the times so make sure that is in place.

So the question is, do your prints lack something?
Can you have any improvements...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-05-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By titrisol
Have you looked in the covington innovations...

Have you looked in the covington innovations HC110 page?
there is far more detailed information tha in the digitaltruth page.
Forum: Yashica RF 08-04-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 9,620
Posted By titrisol
I do not know, I put 4x alkaline batteries in a...

I do not know, I put 4x alkaline batteries in a Electro 35 (taped together with an extra spring to make them fit)
Pictures turned out fine, even within 1/2 stop..... so maybe they have a bridge...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-04-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,922
Posted By titrisol
Lenses work fine, metering is a bitch but in M...

Lenses work fine, metering is a bitch but in M mode they work OK
I think there is a way to have a preview and thus estimating your light
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-04-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,329
Posted By titrisol
A Canon alright, great cameras.... lenses can be...

A Canon alright, great cameras.... lenses can be found for next-to-nothing since they introduced the EOS mount
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-04-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,196
Posted By titrisol
Moretto, you just prepare what you need. A...

Moretto, you just prepare what you need.
A syringe is generally the easiest way to measure Rodinal.
In Croatia EFKE used to have a develope called APH09r, which is essentially the original Rodinal...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-04-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,561
Posted By titrisol
Ray, get a "Lens Pen" and try cleaning the rear...

Ray, get a "Lens Pen" and try cleaning the rear element yourself, maybe the dirt is in the outside only.
Otherwise Eric is your man!
IIRC he also has a few cameras for sale from time to time, already...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-04-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,561
Posted By titrisol
This has been discused ad-nauseaum in many...

This has been discused ad-nauseaum in many forums
Spotmatics can take silver oxide batteries, and even alkalines with no problems.
The only downside is that those batteries last ofr 1 year or so...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-04-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,561
Posted By titrisol
Well, Pentax/Takumar lenses are very good. The...

Well, Pentax/Takumar lenses are very good.
The A-M switch refers to auto/manual diaphragm, which means that the diapraghm is kept closed all the time or only for light-metering/shooting

Now for a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-04-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By titrisol
Keep your hopes very low The building was rzed...

Keep your hopes very low
The building was rzed and now an apartment complex is being built there
Alll the machinery is MIA, but I believe the formulas/methods were acquired by someone else.
Meanwhile...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-27-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By titrisol
No, but it was a nice 100 film

No, but it was a nice 100 film
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 07-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 6,054
Posted By titrisol
Delta 400 works very well in DDX, box speed or...

Delta 400 works very well in DDX, box speed or higher possible.
Not as creamy as Neopan 400 but very good looking.
I also liked D400 in Rodinal (shot as 200), grainy but nice looking

@RonaldM, home...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,345
Posted By titrisol
Use the Xtol 1+1 and agitate every other minute...

Use the Xtol 1+1 and agitate every other minute or so.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By titrisol
FG7 may work, however DDX, Microphen or Xtol will...

FG7 may work, however DDX, Microphen or Xtol will give you smaller grain and better shadow detail.
FG7 was a great developer, if you do not mind grain.... use it
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-23-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By titrisol
Set your development time and agitation Then...

Set your development time and agitation
Then sacrifice a roll and shoot a "normal" or "Controlled" image that covers the whole range of tones.
Shoot -2, -1, 0, +1, +2 or do it in half stops then...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-22-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,440
Posted By titrisol
Normally yes... my kids love slide-shows

Normally yes... my kids love slide-shows
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,212
Posted By titrisol
Rollei ATP works great with the intended...

Rollei ATP works great with the intended developer (ATP-DC) I was able to make 80x100 cm from 35mm film.
As per Fotohuis advice, use distilled water to prepare the developer, then you can use regular...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-10-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 3,732
Posted By titrisol
I like the FE/FE2 since it is light and fits all...

I like the FE/FE2 since it is light and fits all my needs.
if you want a more modern body the F3 works fine, and I believe the F5/6 can deal with AIs lenses properly
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 4,466
Posted By titrisol
Ilford DDX is my poison of choice. But Xtol is...

Ilford DDX is my poison of choice.
But Xtol is also great
D76 is the workhorse of the industry, delivers good results
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-27-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,826
Posted By titrisol
Couple of test rolls? why? you only neeed a few...

Couple of test rolls?
why?
you only neeed a few frames!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-26-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,826
Posted By titrisol
SOOO? what did it turn out?????

SOOO?
what did it turn out?????
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,826
Posted By titrisol
I would think this may work Hc110 B is 7 min for...

I would think this may work Hc110 B is 7 min for 100 and 20 for 800 so 14-15 should be fine.

However, go easy on the agitation so that you do not bloom the highlights.
And if you get printable stuff...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 5,178
Posted By titrisol
Maybe so, or maybe I got lucky with my 28/2.8 I...

Maybe so, or maybe I got lucky with my 28/2.8 I just think the resulting images are more "lively" with the vivitar.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,843
Posted By titrisol
vivitar series 1 are very good zooms, same with...

vivitar series 1 are very good zooms, same with the Tokina zooms.

I bought a new(er) Sigma zoom 28-80 and a 100-300 which allow AF and I found them to be very good. I bought those for my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 5,178
Posted By titrisol
It is an OK lens, I have a vivitar 28/2.8 which...

It is an OK lens,
I have a vivitar 28/2.8 which I like better
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-10-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By titrisol
I love that little thing, well worth the...

I love that little thing, well worth the US$20

YOu measire always the shadow and the highlight, then you expose for the full black and choose the filter based on the difference of both
Saves a lot...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-10-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,476
Posted By titrisol
Get an Ilford EM10, excellent enlarging light...

Get an Ilford EM10, excellent enlarging light meter.
You can assert differences of 1/4 stop
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-10-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,275
Posted By titrisol
Just make sure those are the light blocking...

Just make sure those are the light blocking type.
Since you have so much sun in Greece they must be for sale.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 4,719
Posted By titrisol
Seems like your distilled water is not very...

Seems like your distilled water is not very good.
Do a quick test, put some on top of a glass/mirror and let it evaporate. Do the same with tap water (side by side if possible)

Check if the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-07-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,275
Posted By titrisol
IKEA light blocking roll curtains are very good...

IKEA light blocking roll curtains are very good and quite cheap for 10-20 Euros
If you want to make 100* sure use some velcro dots to make it fit tight to the window
or spry-paint it black (matte)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2009
Replies: 108
Views: 14,127
Posted By titrisol
thr r5 with the 35mm was fantastic

thr r5 with the 35mm was fantastic
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 3,514
Posted By titrisol
TriX with Rodinal 1+100 is very possible Be aware...

TriX with Rodinal 1+100 is very possible
Be aware that quite high base-fog maybe present though.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-13-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,857
Posted By titrisol
If this is any like the EM10 enlarging meter you...

If this is any like the EM10 enlarging meter you have to set your exposure time for the highlights, and from there your contrast form the shadows.
One thing to be aware with MG paper is that some...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-13-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,542
Posted By titrisol
Yep, Robert was sick, but his website is back so...

Yep, Robert was sick, but his website is back
so he is in bussiness ;)
http://www.fotohuisrovo.nl/

fotoimpex in Berlin is really cool, so is macoDirect.de
both in germany but they ship to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-11-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,632
Posted By titrisol
PS. Fotohuis website is up and running again!

PS. Fotohuis website is up and running again!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-10-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By titrisol
If you plan to scan all your negatives then check...

If you plan to scan all your negatives then check each of them individually for detail in the shadows from L to R
e.g. If 0 has already detail then that is your speed/development combo

to me the +1...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-09-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,011
Posted By titrisol
No problem, you will have a very rich image, but...

No problem, you will have a very rich image, but you need to control those highlights.
I would try HC110 in dilution E (1+47) or F (1+79) - preferrably F -
E for about 5 minutes
F for about 8 min

Go...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,058
Posted By titrisol
Also there is the portable GIMP, that fits in a...

Also there is the portable GIMP, that fits in a 512 usb stick ;)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-31-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,632
Posted By titrisol
Robert is ill, he will be in the hospital for a...

Robert is ill, he will be in the hospital for a few weeks so he took the website off-air until he is recovered.
I wish I lived closer to pay him a visit, nice chap to sit down and talk photo
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-28-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By titrisol
that is a VERY COMMON line from labs all over the...

that is a VERY COMMON line from labs all over the place
there is no such thing as a Too flat or Too contrasty film, just exposure and development are not mathced.
I have developed my own since I was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-28-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By titrisol
Did they come up with the "that silm is too...

Did they come up with the "that silm is too contrasty" excuse?
If they did next time shoot as ASA 500 or 640 or better yet run a test like I described above to find the right ASA
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-27-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,123
Posted By titrisol
freestylephoto has such kits Get the ARISTA...

freestylephoto has such kits
Get the ARISTA deluxe one, those reels are a hell of a lot easier to load
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-27-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By titrisol
I would go for diluted HC110, proabbly dilution H...

I would go for diluted HC110, proabbly dilution H or 1+100

check in the covington innovation HC110 site for times/temperatures
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-26-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By titrisol
It looks over developed to me. Commercial labs...

It looks over developed to me. Commercial labs run fixed development time, so you have to find the best EI for your film.

Sacrifice a roll of film to fine tune to the processing of the lab.
Take a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-24-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,542
Posted By titrisol
Robert is having health problems? that is a...

Robert is having health problems?
that is a pity!
I need to order more Fomapan and papers and chemicals...

FotoImpex it will be then

PS when you order from fotohuis test the Superpan, the base is...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-21-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,542
Posted By titrisol
I live in the Rotterdam area. In Roterdam tehe...

I live in the Rotterdam area.

In Roterdam tehe BEELD-GEBOUW across the street from the zoo has a nice stock
www.hetbeeldgebouw.nl do not know if they are the cheapest but 1E more per bottle is...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-19-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By titrisol
10% sounds about right, I'd say 1 stop in the...

10% sounds about right, I'd say 1 stop in the shadows and 1/2 in the highlights
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By titrisol
HC110 1+100 for 20 minutes and little/no...

HC110 1+100 for 20 minutes and little/no agitation?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-19-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 6,210
Posted By titrisol
That is no problem, use a bucket to get water...

That is no problem, use a bucket to get water upstairs to fill the trays (white bucket) and another for spent solutions/water (Black bucket)

Then I generally have a 3 tray system after fixer (RC) or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 5,738
Posted By titrisol
check Donald Qualls website, DT copied the...

check Donald Qualls website, DT copied the formula from there
Don has played a lot with parodinal and tweaks of it.
http://silent1.home.netcom.com/Photography/Dilutions%20and%20Times.html
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-12-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 11,547
Posted By titrisol
For cool tone try Ehtol LPD 1+2 plus 1 tablespoon...

For cool tone try Ehtol LPD 1+2 plus 1 tablespoon of sodium carbonate per liter



For warm tone and great selenium toning LPD 1+5 or 1+7, I loked 1+20 but had to add more concentrate every 2 or 3...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-09-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,380
Posted By titrisol
If you leave close to Hardewijk there is a free...

If you leave close to Hardewijk there is a free for pickup darkroom setup
email me and I'll give you the email of the donor

Also check in Marktplaats, I got 2 enlargers for free (I gave 1 away)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2009
Replies: 66
Views: 5,134
Posted By titrisol
GOOD CHOICE! The FM are excellent cameras, but an...

GOOD CHOICE!
The FM are excellent cameras, but an F3HP was the dream metal camera.

I would look a bit further into the AF SLRs, the F4 or so.
You'll need a few lenses and the Nikkors are superb.
I...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-08-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 6,643
Posted By titrisol
The 1.8 Petri 7s is a good camera Nice lens, the...

The 1.8 Petri 7s is a good camera
Nice lens, the only think I'm curious is how you transplante the light metering unit????
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-08-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,440
Posted By titrisol
depending on what you want you maybe able to find...

depending on what you want you maybe able to find it

google books has a few photography and historic processes books

Henry Horenstein offers his BW photo (http://www.bw-photography.net/) course for...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-08-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 11,547
Posted By titrisol
It depends on the subject I use both

It depends on the subject
I use both
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,175
Posted By titrisol
Rodinal keeps for years, but as a...

Rodinal keeps for years, but as a concentrate.
Then use a syringe to dilute the solution fresh and dump it.
1+50 for 2 35mm ~12 ml + 600 ml water.

I'm surprised you have any image in there at all.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-05-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By titrisol
Liquid developers are made to last for a...

Liquid developers are made to last for a while.
HC110 and Rodinal last ages.
I think the secret of HC110 is that the liquid is not water, thus it can not ionize/destabilize the developing...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-04-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By titrisol
Take a leader of 35mm and drop it in the fixer...

Take a leader of 35mm and drop it in the fixer and see how long it takes to become clear.
If it is within 1 minute your fixer is still alive.

Stop bath for film, yes white distille dvinegar can be...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-03-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By titrisol
HC110 is a good developer to start with Check the...

HC110 is a good developer to start with
Check the covington innovations page on HC110 for almost all you wanted to know but were afraid to ask
http://www.covingtoninnovations.com/hc110/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-26-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,007
Posted By titrisol
Since you use 35mm film and are not developing...

Since you use 35mm film and are not developing all the time, make a test before hand:
- Drop the leader of the 35mm film into the develper solution with the lights on and see if it turns black......
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-19-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By titrisol
Sodium Thio (Hyposulphite) is an old-school...

Sodium Thio (Hyposulphite) is an old-school fixer.

It is NOT rapid, and after a while it smells a little bit like Sulphur when is in acid enviroenmtn.

The best recipe is probably TF-2 (alkaline...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-18-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By titrisol
Pool supply stores (used to) sell sodium...

Pool supply stores (used to) sell sodium thiosulphate in 50 lb bags as "Chlorine reducer" it ended up costing less that $0.25/lb
Can't go any cheaper than that
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 2,954
Posted By titrisol
Well, if my optic mathematic is correct a 70mm...

Well, if my optic mathematic is correct a 70mm should cover an area almost equivalent to a 6x45 negative so there should not be a problem.

Now, when the focal gets below 45mm the area covered is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,242
Posted By titrisol
The game is cool, but I wish it was more a...

The game is cool, but I wish it was more a StarWars type game....
storm trooper goes photo hunting in Endor or so
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 2,954
Posted By titrisol
Just for the sake of it I uploaded some pics...

Just for the sake of it I uploaded some pics taken with the MZ7 and the DA 18-55 (Kit) lens from the K100D
at 18 http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3250/3115962909_6ef5759503_t.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,242
Posted By titrisol
I actually think is not bad at all, unfortunately...

I actually think is not bad at all, unfortunately is the low-end K-M/2000 and not the K200 or K20 which I would buy If I had the cash

White is just cool.....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 2,954
Posted By titrisol
All me ZX/MZ series are very compact camera, a...

All me ZX/MZ series are very compact camera, a trait that was transferred to the KxxD cameras.
The Mz7 is only .5 cm longer than the K100D and it is thinner.

Just got back the pictures I took with...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-15-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By titrisol
Rodinal 1+100 ~10 min helps getting pictorial...

Rodinal 1+100 ~10 min helps getting pictorial results
controlling contrast is the key in TechPan and the highlights can bloom quite easily.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-15-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,464
Posted By titrisol
It is not just you.... agitate more for more...

It is not just you.... agitate more for more grain
D76 @1+3 or 1+7 with more than normal agitation increases grain dramatically.
Also the choice of film and finish helps
TriX and HP5 are more grainy...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-13-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,464
Posted By titrisol
D76 1+3 or 1+7 with agitation will produce also...

D76 1+3 or 1+7 with agitation will produce also lots of grain.
Dektol is also quite awesome (Salgado style)

But use them at ~room temp
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By titrisol
That is why I like to have a bulk loader...

That is why I like to have a bulk loader ;)
always kept 2 or 3 rolls marked for testing which were ~10 exposures
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 2,954
Posted By titrisol
The ZX-L is the same as the MZ-6 me thinks

The ZX-L is the same as the MZ-6 me thinks
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By titrisol
Yeah, that was a neat trick for developing in...

Yeah, that was a neat trick for developing in hotel bathrooms when you needed images fast!

A pencil with the rubber eraser was the best stick to agitate the cassttes and 24 exps did much better than...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 2,954
Posted By titrisol
It does yes I tried the 17-55 that comes with...

It does yes
I tried the 17-55 that comes with the DA kit and works great.
Vignetting stops at about 25-28 but cropping can give you great fotos
Also using the 17mm and Panorama Mode there is barely...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 2,954
Posted By titrisol
FWIW I have just got a MZ50 and a MZ7 (european...

FWIW I have just got a MZ50 and a MZ7 (european versions) since I was interested in the lenses that were attached to them for Xmas presents.
The MZ50 was DOA but the MZ7 is quite an interesting...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-30-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By titrisol
That is why I love the Kodak Exposure Aid pie It...

That is why I love the Kodak Exposure Aid pie
It comes in 1/2 stops as follows:
2-3-4-6-8-12-16-24-32-48-60 s
http://static.photo.net/attachments/bboard/00P/00Prmc-50035584.jpg
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-27-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 7,403
Posted By titrisol
2 bath development is fine, it works for some...

2 bath development is fine, it works for some occasions, the learning curve is quite easy and you can get consistent results
It is not a silver bullet, and like Roger Hicks said it maybe...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-25-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,034
Posted By titrisol
Whether the print is digital or analogic makes no...

Whether the print is digital or analogic makes no difference. It is all a matter of convenience and price. Which lab you choose has to depend on how good the prints are and how they adjust to your...
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