Old 06-12-2019   #841
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Hi Guys, shooting with rangefinders on BW for more than 10 years, finally I was brave enough to collect all the supplies and try out printing (after an unsuccessful attempt in 2009). Let me summarize what equipment I have. I found a Meopta Axomat 4 with Belar 50mm lens. I bought Ilford Ilfospeed RC Deluxe grade 3 and PQ developer at 1+9 dilution. I found my prints a bit too contrasty. Now I see last prints posted on this thread also contrasty. So is this a common thing?

p.s. for some reason rff site doesnt show the photos. So I put the links.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-BJ...w?usp=drivesdk

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-6S...ew?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-EV...ew?usp=sharing

two bad examples:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-6Y...ew?usp=sharing

this is my setup:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Sn3...ew?usp=sharing
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Old 06-13-2019   #842
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Old 06-15-2019   #843
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First prints in decades. Damn, that was fun!

Evil Nikon F2AS and 28 f/2.8 AiS. FP4+ in Ilfosol 3. Ilford Multigrade developer, Arista EDU Ultra VC RC Paper (Pearl).

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Old 06-16-2019   #844
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Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steelrim, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

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Old 06-17-2019   #845
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Travelwide 90 - TMax 400 on Ilford Warmtone FB 8x10

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Old 06-17-2019   #846
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Spaghetti Warehouse old XX ADOX Aristo #2 RC Multigrade by Nokton48, on Flickr


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Old 06-18-2019   #847
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Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, Tmax400, printed on Adox MCC 110.


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Old 06-19-2019   #848
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Leica M2, Summicron 50mm f/2 v4, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

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Old 06-20-2019   #849
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Leica M2, Summicron 50mm f/2 v4, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

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Old 06-25-2019   #850
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Leica IA (1928), Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-TMY2, printed on Adox MCC 110.

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Old 06-26-2019   #851
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Leica M5, Summaron 35mm f/3.5 (M), 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

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Old 06-27-2019   #852
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Leica MP, Voigtländer Heliar 50mm f/2 collapsible, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

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Old 06-28-2019   #853
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Leica III black, Elmar 30mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY, printed on Adox MCC 110.

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Old 06-28-2019   #854
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Developers and technique?

Erik, please remind us what developers you use for your film and prints. Many thanks for your wonderful postings!
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Old 06-29-2019   #855
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Thank you, misterb, I use for film Perceptol and for prints Eukobrom Cool Tone. Enlarger: Focomat IIc. Adox MCC 110 for prints. I make split grade prints with Ilford filters 5 and 00.


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Old 06-29-2019   #856
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Excellent prints Erik
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Old 07-03-2019   #857
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Here is one in color:



Made in Thessaloniki with the Voigtländer Vitessa (50mm Ultron) with Kodak Vision 3 250D (ECN-2 development) and printed with the RA-4 process
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Old 07-03-2019   #858
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Excellent prints Erik

Thank you, Pan. I started printing in 1967 when I was 12 years old with an Opemus IIa enlarger. So I have some experience.

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Old 07-05-2019   #859
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Old 07-05-2019   #860
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Tierra Amarilla NM 2019, Leica M4 21mm, Ilford FP4+ Foma Variant iii
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Old 07-05-2019   #861
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Great prints, Deardorff, how do you like Foma paper?


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Old 07-05-2019   #862
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Thank you Erik. I've used quite a lot of Foma Variant. I like the dynamic range it is able to print. It reminds me of a more neutral version of Ilford WT.... and the skies and highlights print more like old Forte Polygrade (less need to burn/dodge)
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Old 07-05-2019   #863
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[quote=Deardorff38;2897930]

IMG_9121 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

Tierra Amarilla NM 2019, Leica M4 21mm, Ilford FP4+ Foma Variant iii[/QUOTE]

Great prints! Well done
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Old 07-05-2019   #864
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Old 07-05-2019   #865
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Old 07-05-2019   #868
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Tierra Amarilla NM 2019, Leica M4 21mm, Ilford FP4+ Foma Variant iii[/QUOTE]

I have a photograph of that exact same building Greg done probablly close to 20 years ago. Surprised it is still there! I'll have to find the pic.
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Old 07-06-2019   #869
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There are lots of interesting old buildings in the area. I also have a 6x6 neg from about 10 yrs ago....with lovely light & less graffiti on the building. There is so much photographic in New Mexico.
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Old 07-07-2019   #870
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Got a chance to hit the darkroom last night and I found that neg. From 2003. I'm surprised the building is still there and standing. At least I know where it was taken thanks to Greg. I've wondered about that for a long time. Lol. I love NM!

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Nice print..... that window is very overgrown now.
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Old 07-07-2019   #872
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Got a chance to hit the darkroom last night and I found that neg. From 2003. I'm surprised the building is still there and standing. At least I know where it was taken thanks to Greg. I've wondered about that for a long time. Lol. I love NM!
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I love seeing the recent work in this thread.

Two shot in Venice / San Giorgio island last November, both with Mamiya 7ii and the 80mm / 43 mm. 11x14 prints on Ilford FB. With apologies for the raw iPhone capture of unflattened prints.

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Old 07-28-2019   #879
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Excellent prints Erik
Thank you, Pan, I hope you like this one too.

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Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor H Auto 50mm f/2, TriX/Adox MCC 110.

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