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RE: Shooting long range negs?

Hi Ross,

Glad that things are getting better.

See this for a DIY tray-processing-without-scratching solution:
Just adapt the nice idea to your film size.
(AFAIK, the original idea is attributed to John Sexton...)


-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Chambers [mailto:maelduin@ozemail.com.au] 
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2007 10:13 AM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: Shooting long range negs?

on 12/8/07 16:51, Ross Chambers at maelduin@ozemail.com.au wrote:

> I'm off tomorrow to shoot a new bunch of negs (well 4 anyway, I only 
> have 2 5x7 film holders at the moment), I'll apply some of the advice 
> from you all. I'm using Fomapan 200 rating it at 100 ISO.

Well that WORKED! Developed 15 minutes (i.e. 50% over) in D76 1+1.
Unfortunately I tempted fate (or overestimated my skills) and developed
all 4 sheets in the sheet over sheet tray method and -- yep -- scratched

From Wikipedia:

<< Ars longa, vita brevis, occasio praeceps, experimentum periculosum,
iudicium difficile.²
This is often rendered in English as
³ Life is short, [the] art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment
treacherous, judgment difficult.

  I used to be able to do this OK with 4x5 -- and bare hands, it's not
so easy with gloves, but I would like to keep my fingers a little
longer. Back tomorrow to try again, and then develop one at a time.

Regards - Ross