Arista B+W and Diafine?

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  1. yellowjeep

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    Has anybody tried this combo? How were the result?

    As usual I got post happy and forgot about flickr. The results look pretty good, I am still interested in any first hand experience from posters here.
     
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    I like Diafine. I use it with Efke and Forte. It's good stuff.
     
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    Do you know how many rolls can be done in one batch of it? I am thinking about getting a 100' roll of Arista and a some Diafine. Is 20 rolls reasonable?
     
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    It never wears out. Or so I've been told. I've got a gallon of Part A and a gallon of Part B. I fill the tank with A, let it do it's magic for a while, and pour the A back into the bottle. Same with B. Then I fix as normal.

    I bet I've run 50 rolls through mine.
     
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    When I started the thread about not buying more film I was kidding.

    I won a bulk loader and and some cartridges. Some of the cartridges have Arista 200 in them, and the loader is said to have around 50ft left in it.

    I started looking around for a tank and ended up winning a lot of developing supplies. A stainless tank, 3 bags of D-76, a bottle of indicator stop-bath. A thermometer, a box of 8x10 rc-4, and some tongs and trays.


    A couple of questions.

    I was planning on just using water as a stop. What are the advantages of an indicator stop bath.

    Fixer, I figured I would just go pick some up and the shop I frequent. Anything specific to look for?

    I didn't start a new thread because I do still plan on using Diafine. I figured I would use the D-76 at 1:1 until I got rid of it all.

    Any other advice is more than welcome as well.
     
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    I've never used a stop bath; just water. Just a personal thing, I guess.

    And I just use Kodak fixer. Nothing special.
     
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    Thanks for all your input Neal
     
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    YAY, so the film/loader is here, rolled my own 36 exp roll (its actually probably less, I need practice). The developing stuff comes Wednesday. I can't wait to try my hand at this
     

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