The OCAU "film is not dead" club

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  1. Deftone2k

    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

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    Yep rock solid, I have lugged mine around for a lot of landscapes and love it. Although a bit big for my purposes now (I have a lighter kit for travel) but still good for places where im pretty much driving to the location and not venturing that far from the car.

    Great for portraits and for landscapes. The detail out of 6x7 is just incredible

    [​IMG]Redwoods by Jack Chauvel, on Flickr

    This is with the 50mm 4.5
     
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  2. lench

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    Mine took a tumble and spent a few months getting repaired, but pretty decent cameras
    the image quality just floors me each time I scan a negative.. just wish my scanner and technique could do the system justice

    Just go to the gym and start lifting :Pirate:
     
  3. Bion1c

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    hey guys im making some progress with bringing my drum scanner back to life.

    Still got a long way to go, but the PC's i need seem to be starting up and loading the OS which is a great start :thumbup:

    I need to get my hands on a couple of things before i can move forwards anymore though.. so if you happen to have any of those bits lying around please drop me a line :)
     
  4. HorrorLand

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    You are already past the reason he sold them for parts :p
     
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    damn... i was looking to make one of these in my garage :upset:
     
  7. HorrorLand

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    You still can, but that guys is how not to do it. I got my ideas from Novas product as well as this collodian tent.

    http://unblinkingeye.com/Articles/WPC/wpc.html

    As for ventilation - use brain.
    http://www.newdark.com.au/productinfo.aspx?productID=16420

    Probably should do some more work on new design, currently stripped out and using it to test uv exposure.


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  8. Bion1c

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    Ikr, ideal ventilation would be up to 10x full air changes per hour through a HEPA filter. Since I would only contact print and use slot processors in the tent that is less of a concern but for open trays and wet plate stuff for long amounts of time....
     
  10. Bion1c

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    what do you reckon would be suitable to just do developing (b&w) in a laundry?

    I'm moving in to a new place soon, just thinking about how to set it up. I was thinking a strong exhaust fan + intake from somewhere, but these links have me thinking now - esp the diagram of the exhaust fan drawing air into the face of the user
     
  11. HorrorLand

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    Film or paper? Your laundry should already have some kind of exhaust that should do.

    These documents are more so for labs and school darkrooms and the like. The picture is just common sense, the guy with an extraction fan down the bottom isn't going to do much good.

    I wouldn't worry too much - your not locking yourself in a tiny tent.
     
  12. Bion1c

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    Just occasional film developing.. I'm not going to do any printing at home, if i get the urge to do that i can use the one at MCC
     
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    You don't need a dark room or anything for developing film. You just need a film loading bag and a tank... takes a little of practice to load film in the bag onto the reel, but that is the only part where you need darkness. Any developing tank is light tight - and if you're doing B&W it is so easy. I used to develop E6 (slide film) at home, that one is a bit of a pain due to the strict temperature controlling needed and the many, many steps.
     
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    yep.. already do my own processing. was just wondering about ventilation :)

    hahah i saw that a while back but never noticed the toilet roll handle! that's gold..

    that film toaster thing actually might be decent.. if they chopped the price by about 90%
     
  16. HorrorLand

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    Nahh... its a lovely Champagne titanium ;)
     
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    so i tried HC110 for the first time last night and i like what i see! So much less hassle than mixing up D76 or Xtol then worrying about if it's gone off or not

    I just need to remember to mix the solution better as i had a bunch of the 'gel' still in the bottom of the mixing jug (it was cold last night!)

    anyone else here use the stuff? which ratio do you use?
    I used HC110(B) @ 20C - 5min dev time, but i feel like i could use a lot less than 31ml for 1L of mixture (some people indicating that 6ml per roll works well, but nobody mentions the dev time)
     
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  18. Bion1c

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    I have a bottle of it in my cupboard but never got around to trying it out. normally use d76 or xtol but agree its a pain to mix up.

    interested to hear how you do it. do you just measure out X ml and make up enough for the roll(s) youre developing at the time?
     
  19. lench

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    pretty much yeah. there are instructions on making up stock solutions, but i'd rather keep it in the syrup state as it apparently has better keeping properties.
    I'll put some of the shots through the scanner tonight and see how much grain shows up under the B dilution. I'm still yet to find hard examples on the effect of the different dilutions
     
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