Tri X at ISO 1250 / developed in Diafine

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  1. ksmattfish

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

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    Here's a few taken with the Widelux on an overcast day.

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    This one was taken with a Leica III (F) w/ 35mm Leitz Elmar (camera circa 1937) inside a restaurant.

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    I love the extra speed I get. I have yet to compare it to Tri-X pushed in D-76, but most internet discussions seem to suggest that the Diafine produces a finer grain image at ISO 1250 or 1600. It does seem to be grainier to me than Tri-X shot at ISO 400, developed in D-76 1:1, but not too bad.

    These are scans from the negs. I like the look of the indoor shot. I'm not such a fan of the tonal range of the outdoor/low contrast shots. I thought C41 BW was low contrast; these negs were even lower contrast. Maybe the outdoor shots will look better in the darkroom. Anyway, indoors is probably where I'd be using this combo anyway.

    Edit: there is more info on the developer I used in the 'Darkroom' forum.
     
  2. JonMikal

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    nice! the second one makes me dizzy :lmao:
     
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    So these were all Tri-X, right? hmmm....I kind of like the tonal range of the outdoor shots, even though they are low in contrast, they're not exactly flat. I would agree the indoor shot is the best of the group.

    Now who are these good-looking people? :D
     
  4. ksmattfish

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

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    The Widelux photos are of friends. The Leica photo is of my daughter one evening at a BBQ joint with the grandparents.
     
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    Amazing portraits!!! To me the developer blah, blah is secondary to the excellent work with Leica glass. Meaning that only ksmattfish could have shot these gems.
     
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    You got a leica? :shock: I am envious :lol:
    But I thought the shots would be a lot grainier, pushing the poor film that way, but they are very nice.
    #2 and #4 are the ones I like most.
    I think I might try those one day.
    But I cant even find HC-10 developer in my neighboorhood store. :?
     
  7. ksmattfish

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

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    It's an old, old screwmount Leica; they probably go for around $200 on Ebay. I got this one with a recent haul of mostly photo junk, but there were a few gems hidden in the boxes. It was a lot of fun to shoot a couple of rolls with it, but it's going on the collection shelf. I'll stick with my Ansco Titan as a carry around camera any day.

    Edit: And of course, the Widelux lens is Japanese glass, or as it says on the camera body and lens "Made in Nippon".
     
  8. MDowdey

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    matt,

    your daughter is incapable of being in a bad shot. she is precious!


    great shots by the way, i waited to commetn when i could see them on my CRT at home....they are great!!

    md
     
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    They're all beautiful Matt. The second and third one make my eyes go funny.
    And the last one is adorable.
     
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    yummy!

    I love #1 and 4.
     

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