Lucky SHD 100 and 400

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Neil Purling, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. Neil Purling

    Neil Purling Guest

    In the UK these two Vhinese emulsions are available from Retro Photographic.
    They exhibit a unusual effect of halation around the highlights because
    there is no anti-halation layer on the back of the film.
    This much I have observed. I have also seen some marks on the emulsion ,on
    individual frames only.
    Is this maker prone to wayward quality?
    A search with Google on newsgroup posts for Lucky film suggests emulsion
    defects could be expected.
    I had the first roll (Lucky SHD 400) processed commercially. I am going to
    have another processed by Ilford.
    Neil Purling, Apr 25, 2005
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    Luka Gojceta Guest

    A friend of mine experienced the same problem (dev. in D76 1:1 @ 20 deg.C)
    Luka Gojceta, Apr 25, 2005
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    UC Guest

    Are you retarded or what?

    Use Ilford or Kodak film!
    UC, Apr 26, 2005
  4. Neil Purling

    Neil Purling Guest

    No reason to get abusive.

    I just get curious about oddball emulsions from different parts of the
    I have bulk loaders with Agfapan 400 and Ilford Pan F.
    This doesnt stop me getting curious about other films, especially if they
    have something different to offer.
    The Chinese film has unusual behaviour which would lead me to use it in a
    old Soviet Smena 6 compact.
    Neil Purling, Apr 29, 2005
  5. It also breaks in the middle of the roll?

    I have a Smena #?, the $15.95 one, and the lens is bloody good, shutter
    works, aperture and focus are fine and it has sunny-16 engraved on the
    lens barrel. If the body didn't spontaneously shatter and fly apart it
    would be a good choice for teaching photography in schools.
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Apr 30, 2005
  6. Neil Purling

    Neil Purling Guest

    I think that the problems with the shutter are because the Soviets regarded
    quality control as a depraved Capitalist idea they'd have nothing to do
    with. I haven't used the Smena that much because i've got a whole bunch of
    You need a reloadable casette to serve as take-up spool.
    You keep the whole casette so the film does not need rewinding. I do believe
    that the later Smenas had a rewind but mine certainly doesn't.
    I also purchased the BLIK ranngefinder to go with it.
    The lens is a triplet, a mild wide angle as most compacts are.
    The lens is soft in the outer field at wider apertures, which you can use to
    The Chinese film is very prone to halation around bright areas, like the sky
    because it isn't back coated
    Neil Purling, May 1, 2005
  7. It's his raison d'etre.
    Me too. Curiosity good. My last experiment was with some very outdated Tura
    120 film, which gave me pretty good results, considering, but also some very
    strange artifacts: weird bubble-like spots here and there.
    Yes, that halation sounds interesting: something you can't get with most other
    films, with their anti-halation coatings. Could result in some cool-looking

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    David Nebenzahl, May 2, 2005
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