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Developing TMax 100 in 1+3 Fomapan Excel


THE only film developers I have managed to get so far are Fomadon P and Fomadon Excel. These are both powders intended for use in a stock solution. However, I prefer to dilute stock down to get a solution I … Continue reading

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Time for a change


ENOUGH about arcane experiments with old cameras! Well, enough for now, anyway. It’s time to get up-to-date and throw in some shameless self-promotion. So, today: Greece. I’ve just come back after 10 days wandering through the delightful Argo-Saronic Gulf, the … Continue reading

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Discovering caffenol


FOLLOW-UP: Since writing what follows, I have tested this recipe on four more films, none of which turned out as well as the first despite my efforts to replicate the conditions exactly. I’m forced to conclude that this method does … Continue reading

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4×5 scans on an Epson V500


THE cheap Epson V500 scanner (and now its replacement, the V600) have one major drawback: the maximum size of the film carriage is about 6x12cm, or just over half the size of a 4×5 negative. To get a scanner designed … Continue reading

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Scanning B&W film with an Epson V500


THE Epson V500 scanner (now being superseded by the V600) is a very nifty bit of kit. I’ve had mine for a couple of years and have done something like 2,000 scans with it. However, getting the best results takes … Continue reading

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The Joy of Anticipation


THERE IS a nasty little Internet advertisement that shows a miserable woman who can afford only one designer bag of shopping, but misery turns to joy when she gets a credit card and can gather up an armful of posh bags. … Continue reading

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