Kodak Tech Pan

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Lyn, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    Does anyone know of a development time for Kodak Technical Pan film using
    Ilford D&D developer at 75 degrees F?
    Thanks in Advance,

    Lyn Bolt
    Processing Dept.

    AZ Photo Lab
    4710 Lillian St.
    Houston, TX 77007

    Ph. 713-862-8640
    Fax 713-862-3771
    Lyn, Nov 24, 2004
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  2. [Ilfotec DD is 'Dip & Dunk' is designed for the automated, replenished
    processing of commercial quantities of film on hangers; I had to look
    it up ...]

    What results are you looking for:

    o normal continuous tone pictorial
    o very high contrast pictorial
    o microfilm/line art 'kodalith' results

    D&D (excepting the 'magic dragon' type) isn't a process much used
    by the members of this newsgroup (IWT).

    That, however, will not stop a flood of opinions ...
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Nov 24, 2004
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  3. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    I think we're just going to let this customer find someone else to develop
    his film. From my research it looks like it needs Rodinal, or something
    like it, and we don't do hand processing.
    Thanks anyway,

    Lyn, Nov 24, 2004
  4. Lyn

    Tom Phillips Guest

    Like Nicholas said, it depends on what results
    the guy is looking for and how he shot it (ISO
    exposure.) Rodinal will not produce normal
    contrast with Tech Pan (I don't care what anyone

    Tech Pan must be shot for a specific application/
    purpose and developed accordingly. Normal contrast
    requires a POTA type developer (such as TD-3 or
    technidol.) I'm not sure if there are any labs that
    do this or can do it well.

    One that claims to is

    Tom Phillips, Nov 24, 2004
  5. A good idea. It is often used with high-contrast processing for stark
    effects in architectural photography ... but, nah.
    But bad research.

    For pictorial it needs Technidol, or in a pinch POTA/Delagia #8.

    There is a Rodinal cult (hiding in basements everywhere, waiting
    for the digital holocaust to pass) that does _everything_ in
    Rodinal and claims even Tech Pan can be processed in the stuff.

    It is possible to do it on a C-44 line, but use the developer only.
    Results are contrasty, but OK if you have a lot of #1 paper...
    Hmphhh ... an opening line if I ever heard one ...
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Nov 24, 2004
  6. Lyn

    Tom Phillips Guest

    Ah, likely because they know rodinal stockpiled in a
    basement (or bomb shelter) will still be good when
    opened 100 years from now and thus will be the basis
    for a new photographic society...
    Well, it can be processed. I've done it myself.
    But just because you can doesn't mean you should ;)
    Tom Phillips, Nov 24, 2004
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