Developing 4X5 Sheet Film: An Alternative Method by Eugene Singer for largeformatphotography.info My first experience developing 4X5 sheet films (Speed Graphic negatives) was in 1948, while attending Wayne University, in Detroit, Michigan.Ê The Visual-Auditory Dept. at the school had a darkroom that was equipped with three large stainless steel deep tanks immersed in a temperature-controlled water jacket. The film developer was never completely changed out, only occasionally replenished with fresh developer. It had the appearance of muddy, dark brown coffee. After graduation, I used small and medium format roll film, exclusively. Tray development seemed to be the only method that produced the smooth, even development, without streaking, that I was trying to obtain with sheet film. For a while, I was seriously considering investing in a Jobo rotary development system, until I read the newly revised Ilford Tech. sheets. I wanted to obtain edge effects similar to those that Gordon Hutchings describes when using his PMK developer.
Tips and Techniques No. 002 – Push Processing Film – Casual Photophile [Editor’s Note – James here with a quick message to introduce the next contributor to our new Tips and Techniques segment. Cameron Kline is someone you may be familiar with; he’s an editorial photographer and the founder of Film Shooters Collective. Today he tells us all about push processing – what it is, how to do it, and why we should care. Have you ever found yourself in an ideal situation with a less than ideal film in your bag? Before we get any further I think it’s important to cover the basics and talk about what it actually means to push film, which is a two step process. When I shoot street photography, I shoot Ilford HP5+ pushed one stop almost without exception. Now, this process is not for everyone or every shoot, and there are some things you need to be aware of before you load your camera up and head out. Second, once you’ve snapped that first photo you’re committed to finishing the roll at the speed or push you’ve chosen. Good luck! Need a camera to try these tips?
Favorite Classics / Who Are We? Introduction Every camera featured on this site is personally owned by one (or both) of the contributors. And further each of these cameras was purchased in need of various degrees of repair. Neither of us are in the camera repair business; nor do we wish to represent ourselves as experts. We both shoot Canon EOS but enjoy the feel of fine old metal cameras in our hands. This site is totally non-profit. newspapers/magazines/poster ads photos instruction manuals repair manuals personal experiences [Founders of Favorite Classics] Margaret Mak Contributor & Site Administratormak@kyphoto.com Henry Taber Editor & firstname.lastname@example.org
Ilfochrome (Cibachrome) Photographic Prints - Landscape Photography | Douglas Vincent What is Ilfochrome? Ilfochrome, (formerly known as Cibachrome) occupied a unique position in analog photography as the only available method to create handmade photographic prints directly from color slide film. It is a direct-positive, chromolytic process. Yellow, magenta and cyan azo dyes are incorporated into a white-opaque polyester based paper and bleached during processing to reveal their latent color. Ilfochrome's Unique Characteristics Ilfochrome Print Under Halogen Two key characteristics distinguish Ilfochrome from other traditional and digital photographic printing papers. Second, unlike conventional chromogenic processes where image dyes (colors) are created through chemical interaction, Ilfochrome's color is already present in the azo dye layers embedded in the paper's emulsion. Ilfochrome Glowing in Final Wash Cycle Beauty Hand Crafted My love and ongoing commitment to Ilfochrome is rooted in values of hand craftsmanship and creative expression. Ilford Bankruptcy (2014.01.10)
Film is Back! spot metering with the Canon T90 - Photo.net Canon FD Forum Kerry Kennedy , Oct 04, 2008; 03:53 p.m. We seem to be discussing the T90 today. That's fine with me; it is a great camera. I would like to hear from you on your individual techniques on actually using the spot meter. Don Boyd , Oct 04, 2008; 04:20 p.m. Kerry, I don't have a T-90 but I've used a Pentax 1 degree analog spotmeter exclusively for many years. Luck to You Friend Don B in Hampton Roads Stephen Lewis , Oct 04, 2008; 05:21 p.m. I rarely use the spot meter on my T90 or my Leica R8, prefering the center weighted meter for general usage, or a separate hand held incident light meter. Mark Wahlster , Oct 04, 2008; 06:50 p.m. Well I use the Spot meter quite a bit both in the T-90 and when using other bodies the Spot feature in my Sekonic L-508 other times like with bird photography if I have the time I will meter a single spot and go for the most important zone hopefully the eye or head. David Williams , Oct 06, 2008; 06:35 p.m. David Mark Pierlot , Oct 07, 2008; 01:15 a.m. Lex Jenkins William
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Black and White Film Photography Reconditioning an Automatic 350 (2xlithium mod) Most people aren't that interested in complete manual control over their Polaroids. Which is totally understandable, instant prints should be taken instantly without hesitation. The problem with cameras 30yrs old, or more, is that they typically arrive in poor shape. Usually the battery compartment is corroded and dust has found its way into all the tiny places within the camera body. The most frustrating part about pack film bellows cameras of the 60s and 70s, except for a few models, is that they take either 3v or 4.5v batteries. Because the battery mod involves opening and cleaning part of the camera, it is a great opportunity to clean everything and also check the shutter circuits, among other things. With the introduction of the 300 series of camera, Polaroid added development timers to a few models. continue >>