Photo technology


John C. La Rue, Jr. <MOFWCABOOSE@...>
 

Whoever would have thought that Kodak would abandon the technology that made it great in favor of something called "digital" ?
 
Ilford is still committed to the silver halide technology and I use them exclusively, and so do other photo dealers. If Ilford gives up there will always be Chinese-made paper, though how good their product is, remains to be seen.
 
John C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: riverman_vt@... [STMFC]
To: STMFC
Sent: Tue, Jan 13, 2015 11:17 pm
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Bobs photos

 
Hello Doug and all,

    I believe you are correct about Bob Lilljestrand's business (Bob's Photos) in all but one respect. 
Bob used to do quite a bit of his own printing but if I am not mistaken he has not done ANY printing 
since taking a header on an ice patch at the Springfield show several years ago. This left him with
an inability to tolerate the fumes from photographic processing chemicals which left him having to
use the services of others for all printing. As I have found myself of late it is also becoming more and
more difficult to purchase decent black & white photographic printing paper and chemicals. Once 
they have been found the price is often prohibitive as well. Whatever happened to American 
opportunity and competition? It is even effecting the STMFC hobby field.

Cordially, Don Valentine


arved_grass
 

Please don't forget the Germans. Adox has taken over much of the Agfa line of B&W films and papers. Well, maybe "much" is a bit of a reach, but it's better than nothing. I always preferred Ilford and Agfa papers over Kodak's B&W paper offerings, but I always ended up preferring Kodak films for some reason.

I see nothing wrong with scanning negatives, working on them on a "digital darkroom," and then having them printed "chemically" (as opposed to "giclee" - the artsy-fartsy term for inkjet). The Fuji Frontier printers at Walmart, Costco, and elsewhere scan negatives, then print and develop using conventional photographic paper and chemicals. It's always a hassle to get a true, untoned B&W print on color paper, but it IS possible. For the purist, Ilford Lab Direct offers traditional silver gelatin prints from digital files:

http://www.ilfordlab-us.com/

Arved Grass
Arved_Grass@yahoo.com or Arved@I-Do-Photography.com
Fleming Island, Florida

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On Tue, 1/13/15, 'John C. La Rue, Jr.' MOFWCABOOSE@AOL.COM [STMFC] <STMFC@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [STMFC] Photo technology
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 11:33 PM


 










Whoever would have thought that Kodak would
abandon the technology that made it great in favor of
something called "digital" ?

 

Ilford is still committed to the silver halide
technology and I use them exclusively, and so do other photo
dealers. If Ilford gives up there will always be
Chinese-made paper, though how good their product is,
remains to be seen.

 

John C. La Rue, Jr.

Bonita Springs, FL

 

 

-----Original Message-----

From: riverman_vt@yahoo.com [STMFC]
<STMFC@yahoogroups.com>

To: STMFC <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>

Sent: Tue, Jan 13, 2015 11:17 pm

Subject: RE: [STMFC] Bobs photos
























 













Hello Doug and all,




    I believe you are correct about Bob
Lilljestrand's business (Bob's Photos) in all but
one respect. 

Bob used to do quite a bit of his own printing but if I
am not mistaken he has not done ANY printing 

since taking a
header on an ice patch at the Springfield show several years
ago. This left him with

an inability to
tolerate the fumes from photographic processing chemicals
which left him having to

use the services
of others for all
printing. As I have found myself of late it is also becoming
more and

more difficult to
purchase decent black & white photographic printing
paper and chemicals. Once 

they have been found the price is often
prohibitive as well. Whatever happened to
American 

opportunity and
competition? It is even effecting the STMFC hobby
field.





Cordially, Don
Valentine











































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Andy Harman
 

At 11:33 PM 1/13/2015 -0500, you wrote:

Ilford is still committed to the silver halide technology and I use them exclusively, and so do other photo dealers. If Ilford gives up there will always be Chinese-made paper, though how good their product is, remains to be seen.
Nice to know Ilford is still around. Can you still get Dektol? Or Kodafix?

I have a couple bottles of Rodinal - which was my preferred developer for Kodak TMX film, which was my preferred film for daylight B&W photography. I wonder if it's still good? Ultra concentrated. Not sure if it's still available or not.

Andy