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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 September 2023 at 14:46
Oh Brian, I feel very sorry for you, reminds me of developing in too old stock of Ilfoltol (it states clearly on the bottle it should be used within 3 month of opening) but I thought no better than using from a bottle that had been open multiple years. The film came out completely blank, even no number/film print on the sides outside the perforation . I felt sooooo stupid and since it was partly used at a Dyxum minimeet there were some valuable shots on there that could not be repeated.

Ah well, live and learn, aren't we all allowed to make every mistake once

I still use the old-fashioned Patterson development tanks and spool in the film in a completely dark bathroom. I've thought about the Lab Box to avoid having to spool in by touch and feel only in complete darkness but so far haven't bought one. After this story I might just stay with the method I'm most familiar with.
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I feel for you Brian!

Caffenol: no never. I have some Rodinal (R9) in the cupboard, I don't think that goes bad like Pieters Ilfotol but I find Harm's solution easier.

Medium format cameras: Zenza Bronica cameras can be had surprisingly cheap as can early Mamiya 645 cameras - if the Pentacon Six repair does not work.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 September 2023 at 15:59
Thank you so much my Dyxum friends. The film wasn't "crucial" and I am fairly sure I won't make that same mistake again, but I would have preferred to have been posting nice grainy images rather than grumbling about what an idiot I am. It won't stop me home developing though. TBH when I last had a film processed at my local town photo print shop I was underwhelmed by the service and quality, not to mention the cost and the several days it took them to obviously send it away themselves. No, the answer is to shoot, develop and post lots more films and this challenge offers over a year to indulge myself.

You mention medium format Addy, my only 120 film camera is a Microcord that Bob J introduced me to. And to cheer myself up I have my eye on a dealer's near mint CLA'd Rollieflex T (aka the Vivian Meier camera). Watch this space   


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All the best, Brian, for the next try!

And I wish you good luck to pick up a decent medium format camera!
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Commiserations, Brian and good luck with the Rolleiflex!

When I start the challenge I'll be using commercial services for processing, and I shall try to resist adding another camera to the pile here!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 September 2023 at 11:25
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

I still use the old-fashioned Patterson development tanks and spool in the film in a completely dark bathroom. I've thought about the Lab Box to avoid having to spool in by touch and feel only in complete darkness but so far haven't bought one. After this story I might just stay with the method I'm most familiar with.

Pieter, there is nothing wrong with the Lab-Box, indeed it is a brilliant solution to the fumble in the dark process (ah! those were the days ). It really was a case of bravado on my part in thinking I didnít need to refresh my memory on the procedure. The last film I developed with it, way back, was a 120 roll which uses a different module and has a different procedure.

So please donít let me put you off, try it and Iím sure you will agree.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote mariuszlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2023 at 02:06
I'll be the first with photos
The photos were taken between June and August 2023.

Camera: Minolta X-700
Lenses: MD 50/1.4, MD 28/2.8
Film: FujiFilm Superia 400 36 exp
Developed by Lab (Luster Photo in the East Vilalge)
Scanned by me with Plustek 7600i with VueScan
And RawTherapee, Luminar, Topaz


#1 Jersey City waterfront


#2 Paulus Hook Terminal


#3 Owen Grundy Pier


#4 Hudson Point Marina


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Sony a7R4, a6400. E, A and MD lenses.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mariuszlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2023 at 02:09
#5 Newport


#6 Free books. Take some, bring some.


#7 The winding road to the cliff.


#8 From the Summit One Vanderbilt
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#9 Balloon Room, Summit One Vanderbilt.


#10 Inside the Summit One Vanderbilt


#11 The View


#12
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2023 at 11:15
Bravo Mariusz . Excellent start and excellent images out of your X-700, I am going to have to brush the dust off mine and give it an outing too.

All great images but if I had to choose it would be #5 or #8 as my favourite.

Brian
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2023 at 11:42
Great start, Mariusz! Always good to see the NYC skyline.
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Wow! A gorgeous start! Congratulations, Mariusz!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote mariuszlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2023 at 13:24
Thank you thank you
I'm waiting for more participants
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2023 at 16:09
I donít think Iíve officially signed up, but hopefully this posting can count as my sign-up and first set of shots.

Set 1 of 3 - The Queens House, Greenwich

This is the first colour roll Iíve processed myself (using a Cine Stills two bath kit). The camera was the AutoReflex T3 that Iíve owned since I was 17. Shots were scanned using a Plustek 135i scanner.

RBJ-01-01 The Tulip stair..


RBJ-01-02 Looking down...


RBJ-01-03 Soft light from the window


RBJ-01-04 The main hall


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