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Re: [Rollei] (OT): Tri-X Pro 400 processing



Daniel,

#26 is a keeper.  Your daughter's eyes look like glass
wth a perfect catchlight. Bravo!

Peter K

- --- Daniel Ridings <daniel.ridings  
wrote:
> > I just processed a roll of Kodak Tri X 400 (120)
> according to Kodak's
> > recommendation 9 1/2 minutes in Microdol X.  The
> negatives look fairly
> > "washed out" , not very crisp or contrasty.  (I do
> have difficulty
> > judging negs).
> 
> I think TX400 is really hard to get a grip on. I've
> tried ... and am
> trying again in my PAW (since I mistakenly bought a
> few packages (20 rolls
> each) just when Kodak switched over.
> 
> My experience has been that it is flat. Washed out
> might be a good
> description too.
> 
> It is simply beautiful in contrasty lighting (window
> lighting) developed
> in Rodinal or Xtol. Window lighting is the only
> situation I've gotten it
> to work for me.
> 
> http://www.dlridings.com/paw2003/26.html
> 
> > For my upcoming London trip  need a 120 (or 35mm)
> high speed b&w film
> > (400-1600 ASA) that's really sharp and has good
> contrast (and foolproof
> > processing) for handheld street and portrait
> photography.
> 
> Neopan 400. I use Agfapan a lot, but you have to
> learn to like it. I do.
> 
> Neopan 400
> http://www.dlridings.com/paw2003/23alt2.html
> 
> Agfapan APX 400
> http://www.dlridings.com/paw2003/23alt1.html (the
> description says APX
> 100, but it's a typo)
> http://www.dlridings.com/paw2003/35.html
> 
> Both of these have worked for me for a long time.
> Neopan in Xtol is
> beautiful and easy to work with. My local supplier
> quit stocking it
> (grrr).
> 
> The new Tri-X (400TX) has sent me all over the
> spectrum of 400 films.
> 
> > This brings me to my second question:  I am close
> to buying a low-cost
> > (<US $500) flatbed scanner for scanning MF and
> 35mm slides & negs.
> > What's everyones current favorite?
> 
> Epson 3200 (I think that's the model). I have Epson
> 2450, the model before
> that. I'm pretty happy with it. From all the reports
> I've seen, 3200 is
> every bit as good and noticeably better.
> 
> Have a nice trip Jan!
> 
> Daniel
> 


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