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problem with Fomapan 200 (120) negatives -

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by pdeeh, Feb 15, 2013.

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    It's not at all strange, and there's a large user community using caffenol perfectly successfully.
    I started this thread forever ago and I haven't seen a repetition since.
    I develop all my acros 120 in caffenol and every roll is developed exactly as I want or would wish.
    You might as well dismiss all the users of pyro developers.
     
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    i can rule out a development issue.
    the lines i get on my negs are razor sharp and super thin, and long. like a scratch from a needle.
    development is top ( pyrocat and foma.. its a great combination!)
     
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    You have not only the underdeveloped line, you have a wider overdeveloped part more inside. Most likely, this ist an effect of too less agitation.

    I recommend try next continuous agitation. The developing time has to be shortened by around 20%.
     
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    well.. i shouldnt have joined this thread. my issue with fomapan doesnt look the same as in case of pdeeh,. i canot scan my negs at the moment.. tx anyay
     
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    Freud used to call it death drive... :smile:
     
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    If your camera employs rollers to guide the film at the emulsion side, check whether these have an immaculate surface and, more important, whether they are rolling freely.
     
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    Rest assured; It is a matter of taste, coffee or tea with pastries ... , but there is no serious business to consider behind. So, your understanding is on the right track.
     
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    your post seems to make no sense to me.. what do you mean?
     
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    I was answering Alessandro, that's why I quoted him, maybe you missed that, don't worry!
     
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    i am well aware that you were quoting and replying.
    all i tried to do was to question your ignorance.
    dont worry!
     
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    But it wasn't me the one who asked and didn't understand!
     
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    This is a question I also asked myself and the best I came up with was that people thought that film develops where about to become extinct and so some bright sparks decided to look at a methods to make your own developers from every day household items, I know photographers that have great results with the coffee method but for me there is so many variables and film developer never did disappear and works out just as cheap....But the coffee can and does produce some great results.
     
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