Favourite Fine Grain Combination

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  1. gardenshed

    gardenshed TPF Noob!

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    Kodak Technical Pan & Acutol. (it was Acutol..? )
    Almost grainless.

    Unlikely combination I know, but gives you medium format resolution at 35mm.

    At medium format..... buckle on your infinity belt.

    Downside - using a focus-finder makes almost no difference at usual enlargement sizes.
     
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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The other downside is that Tech Pan doesn't have good enough gradation for general photography.
     
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    Tech Pan had great gradation. What were you developing it in?
     
  4. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Any 4x5 film in generic phenidone developer. I have Pan F, FP4, HP5, and Tri-X stocked right now. The grain is invisible even with the ISO 400 at 16"x20", which is as large as I'm printing in my darkroom these days.
     
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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Accufine. Too contrasty for Tech Pan?
     
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    pan f and ilfosol-s
     
  7. ladyphotog

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    I have never used Accufine with Tech Pan but I would figure that it is too contrasty.

    This is Tech Pan developed in Technidol.


    [​IMG]

    Oh, how I miss that film.
     
  8. gardenshed

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    You'd think it would be contrasty, but you use a greater dilution, and a much longer time - and expose at 50ASA. The result is surprising.

    1/20, if i remember. One inversion every minute after the first 30 seconds.

    For....

    13 minutes for condenser
    15 minutes for diffuser??

    And it was Acutol.
     
  9. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    All I can say, Ladyphoto, is WOW!
     

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