DrBormental

DrBormental

Lives in United States Austin, TX, United States
Joined on Apr 29, 2020

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  • Short answer: no. I am replenishing my developer (Xtol) and this green mess frequently used to go back into the developer bottle without issues. However... Fomapan 120 films benefit greatly from ...
  • Replied in Plustek is noisy
    Depends on a scanner. Plustek OpticFilm 120 Pro, for example, adds quite a bit of noise, especially in the shadows.
  • Actually it's much nicer than Kodak/Ilford "lick it" routine. It has a portion that peels off, about an inch, with adhesive underneath. Look closer, you'll see a line you can wedge a nail into. ...
  • Why would I spend my time teaching you to control temperature? I'll just cut to the chase and state that using meat thermometers for C41 film development is retardеd . Because it's written for ...
  • I use the only controls available to small tank users. Use a constant-temperature bath, sous-vide is one option. JOBO is another. (1) I measure the ambient temperature to 0.1C
  • Avoid cheap cooking thermometers. They are not accurate, not for $12. Using one is a lottery, they can be surprisingly accurate at certain temp. ranges but off by a mile at others. You want one ...
  • Maybe his quest for precision is a bit excessive at $200+, but at least it's valid for people with money. Your recommendation of a meat (!) thermometer above was simply awful as it doesn't fit anyone.
  • Where did you find the accuracy spec for it? I would never use a meat thermometer for C41, as their accuracy is awful. This one can't even be calibrated. Before using it for color, I would suggest ...
  • Replied in Another idea
    Epsons, no doubt. The Plusteks are good too (more annoying but better quality). I have the Epson V600 and Plustek 120 Pro, and despite my recent advances with camera scanning, I still lean on the ...
  • Replied in Another idea
    Yes. I saw it but did not comment in that thread, it's fairly obvious that you've got some learning to do on how to do camera scanning. No offense here, it really is NOT easy, as with most tools. ...
  • Replied in Another idea
    Having played with several options, including scanners, I am slowly developing an opinion that the best conversion is the manual one. The basic steps have been documented numerous times: (1) Remove the ...
  • In my case, the mouse pad delivers three benefits: (1) It protects the surface of the Kaiser pad (2) It raises the negative extra half-inch over the light pad ...
  • Tony, a word of advice: careful with this Kaiser. The surface material is extremely soft,  you'll soon start seeing scratches left by Lomography DigitaLIZA. I bought a large mouse pad at Best Buy ...
  • This thread has a lot of information and suggestions in it: https://forums.negativelabpro.com/t/suggested-backlight-sources-for-scanning-film-with-dslr/130/5 I have the Kaiser. Cannot compare it ...
  • This is exactly what I am dealing with right now. Thank you for sharing. I think you said it, but to confirm: these are the starting points that different conversion methods offer for a user to ...
  • Agreed. One thing I forgot to mention is that with camera scanning one will have to stitch multiple shots together for medium/large format, which is yet another source of pain. And while for ...
  • I have all of the above. FilmLab is promising, I've been playing with them since beta, but their target market appears to be Instagram users. Pass. Darktable and RawTherapee do not do negative ...
  • Right. Unfortunately, I cannot use either as I do not rent software and Adobe stopped selling any. But even if I could, judging by what people post online, I think I prefer colors from scanners, ...
  • I have been documenting my first 2 weeks with this scanner with full-size scan samples here on photrio . I've been continuously updating that post. TLDR: (1) Horizontal banding (2) Nos ...
  • You can't get good scans from anything at the moment. There are basically three options and they all have problems. (1) Epson flatbed scanners . V8xx, V7xx and V600. There are minor difference between ...
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