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Just loaded two rolls into my Jobo tank.

 

What a nightmare. The film is maybe 2/3 the thickness of Tri-X or PanF, and almost impossible to get onto the reels. I have had to sacrifice a foot off the second roll, as it just refused to load any more.

 

The reels are very clean, btw.

 

Now to see how it processes.

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Andy - That rings a bell :rolleyes: I found loading it on Jobo & Paterson reels interesting! I dug out the SS reels in the end - glad I kept them.

 

I found power washing for 15 mins and my leaded film clips on the end whilst drying helped diminish the curl tendencies.

 

Hope you get something rewarding for the effort.

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Just hung up to dry now

 

I processed both the Retro 100 and the 80S in the same tank. HC110 @ 20C for 6 3/4 minutes. 30 sec agitation to start, then 10 inversions per minute. Negs look fine.

 

The 80S has a completely clear base, which is interesting and is drying with almost no curl at all. The 100 iscurling as it dries.

 

Will scan tomorrow, probably.

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I bought 30 rolls of Adox CHS 25 ART last week. Processed a couple of rolls Thursday. Dumped the fix, quick drench in water and thought I would have a look, totally clear base. Panic!

 

Then noticed a sticker added to the box "New Clear Polyester Base". Scans nicely though.

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This is the 80s, with no PP in PS. Straight off the scanner.

 

Full sun, very contrasty light. Should have been under an umbrella drinking something long and cool really, not out taking photographs...

 

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Andy , what? it is much funnier to watch MC there (im mc enthusiast)

 

regarding jobo reels, I have a tip for you. There is a place you can feel the sides of film, then move the beginning of film forwards, then feeding works :) I used Paterson reels before and imagine how annoyed I became when I wanted to finish of feeding jobo reels at beginning..

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Andy,

don't know if this helps, but these work for me on Paterson reels:

 

- cut the leading film edge into a curve and avoid cutting a serration. Stops the leader cutting into the film groove.

 

- use a toothbrush and toothpaste, preferably the one with the red stripe :D, to clean the grooves now and again.

 

Rolo

:)

 

ps - second appointment turned up - :D

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Just attach a stainless steel clip to the inside of each reel, and load from the inside out. I have two reels like that, and no trouble ever loading. Move the top and bottom of the reel slightly apart so the film edges can be bent under the groove, close them again, and off (or on) you go.

 

John.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hey Andy,

 

I've been playing a little with the Retro 400 and I think it's way less contrasty than the Tri-X (I'm using T-Max as developer). Do you agree? I'd say it's kind of flat, or maybe it's just that I'm not using the right times with the developer and fixation (still trying to learn all that, but it's still a black box to me)

By the way, I also had a lot of trouble loading the film in the reel!

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AFAIK the Rollei Retro 400 is Agfapan 400. I don't know about anything else.

The Agfapan looks like spoilt ood film against Fomapan 400, dunno about Tri X or HP5.

The Agfapan 400 was in-date stock too. One of the better 400 films IMHO was Tri X, which was the about 20 yrs ago. Even ORWO NP27 from the GDR had more contrast. The Agfa would be good in a situation with high contrast, like night shots. I wonder how much raw stock Rollei had off Agfa before they stopped production?

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