[alt-photo] Re: scanning negatives (negative carrier)

Jacques Augustowski py1hy at terra.com.br
Mon Jan 9 15:31:26 GMT 2012

 Should I shoot for scanning? Why not go digital all the way? So I
have to shoot two films for the same scene , one for scanning and one
for printing.  The video mentions a miracle developer, don't worry
about temperature, don't worry about developing time! IE in the 1600s
for TRIX and get a good negative. Probably he is using PS with its
maximum capacity, not to say hours in front of his monitor trying to
correct the curves and trying to get something in the Zone III. The
maximum, expose for the low lights and develop for the high lights is
dead. All those who use the zone system will be questioning his method
of testing the developers and film.
 Jacques Augustowski 
 On Seg 09/01/12 03:54 , Don Bryant donsbryant at gmail.com sent:
 Oh, and one other thing, Diafine can be used for an easy no brainer
 developer for roll films. There is a blog to ref.
 Diafine works well with more than just Tri-X. Most pictorial films
play well
 with Diafine. Also D-23. Sandy King wrote an article for View Camera
mag. A
 awhile back discussing the merits of Diafine and D-23, if I recall
 Personally, I prefer TMAX developer though for me a 1:9 or 1:7 works
 than the 1:4 recommended dilution. Diafine has the added benefit of a
 working life since it is a 2 part developer.
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 Subject: [alt-photo] scanning negatives (negative carrier)
 I just developed a 35mm roll for the sole purpose of scanning with
 The film dried with longitudinal curl, and it is difficult to go into
 negative carrier straight. The scans are soft near the edges of the
 this negative was exposed in a panoramic camera with rather tight
 spacing (almost no space to hold down without blocking the image
 I imagine scanning freshly dried negatives rather routinely in the
 Is there a decent solution for this?
 Also, is there any study/report on film developers optimized for
 Ryuji Suzuki
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