[alt-photo] Re: instant films (specifically Fuji fp-3000b)
frangst at gmail.com
Sun Apr 22 17:07:52 GMT 2012
It is very easy to create a Sabatier effect with this material if you cut
the development time in half.
What was the news this week to which you referred?
On Sunday, April 22, 2012, Ryuji Suzuki wrote:
> The news of the week made me wonder how many years did Edwin Land took to
> earn $1bn. But then I noticed Fujifilm FP-3000B is still available and so
> I'm buying a couple of instant film backs for my GX-680 to play with.
> I didn't really follow the technology of FP-3000B (yet!) but I understand
> that this film makes positive image with very fine grain with very high
> covering power, i.e., a very small amount of silver, and also very large
> surface-to-volume ratio. So, without testing anything myself, I'm
> anticipating that, unless properly treated, the image might discolor or
> fade quite easily, but at the same time, the image can probably be toned
> very easily and quickly.
> What happens if the print is dipped in Kodak Rapid Selenium Toner and
> rinsed? I am predicting that "liver of sulfur" type toners (e.g., Kodak
> Brown Toner) might alter the grain structure too much, risking reduction of
> Dmax and contrast. Image stabilizer based on organic thiol compounds
> (Fujifilm Ag Guard or my published formula using mercaptobenzimidazole)
> would probably work but I'm not sure if the film's chemistry already uses a
> similar mechanism to stabilize the image.
> Did anyone try or research along this line of ideas?
> Any other fun idea to try with FP-3000B instant film?
> Ryuji Suzuki
> "Don't play what's there, play what's not there." (Miles Davis)
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