What have I done wrong?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Donald Gray, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. Donald Gray

    Donald Gray Guest

    Recently bought a shiny new digicam, so I'm new to digital... Also
    bought 125Mb and 512Mb CF cards. Took hundreds of photos - both cards
    full.

    Took 'em into darkroom:
    Developed 10 mins at 68.5f (Fresh Kodak super fine grain, iso
    pushing soup) - constant agitation
    Dipped in stop bath (acetic acid) for 10 seconds
    Hypo for 15 mins (until the printing on the CF card dissolved)
    Washed for 30 mins (metal bits are now nice & shiny)
    added water wetter then 60 mins in very hot drying cabinet. (Metal
    bits went a bit rusty, but WTH, you can't have it all!)

    Put 'em in enlarger (Cold Cathode). Switched on (I never bother to let
    it warm up.) All I got was a Big Nothing! Not one came out.

    What did I do wrong...?

    I did put light out before I took CFs from camera.
    I used separate tweezers in each bath to avoid contamination.
    I tried not to fart (unsuccessfully) whilst they were in the dev.

    What did I do wrong...?

    Now the camera is bust - it will not recognise the cards - I have sent
    camera back telling 'em its bust and asked for a new one - told em
    that I still have the CF cards & not to send new ones....

    What did I do wrong...?
    --
    Donald Gray
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    www.odcombe.demon.co.uk
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    Donald Gray, Dec 2, 2003
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  2. Not being strangled at birth?
     
    Mike O'sullivan, Dec 2, 2003
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  3. Donald Gray

    Mark Herring Guest

    I had a similar experience. Took a bunch of pics with my Pentax,
    developed at the corner store, and then put the film into the floppy
    drive. The pictures were all inverted and distorted, and now Windows
    3.1 wont boot.----and one of my hard drives is singing Christmas
    carols
    Clearly this proves that film technology is not here yet---I'm
    sticking with digital

    **************************
    Mark Herring, Pasadena, Calif.
    Private e-mail: Just say no to "No".
     
    Mark Herring, Dec 2, 2003
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  4. Donald Gray

    Marcus Fox Guest

    <Snip>

    Very good, but hypo will not dissolve or corrode anything, it's sodium
    thiosulphate and I use it as dechlorinator in fish tanks :)

    Marcus
     
    Marcus Fox, Dec 2, 2003
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  5. Donald Gray

    Canopus Guest

    <snip>

    That's where you went wrong. It's new technology mate, you forgot to add
    the WD40.

    Rob
     
    Canopus, Dec 2, 2003
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  6. Donald Gray

    Donald Gray Guest

    Response 1 "Yer callin' me a liar, Pilgrim?"
    Response 2 "Musta been the Acetic Acid"
    Response 3 "I lied"



    --
    Donald Gray
    Putting ODCOMBE on the Global Village Map!
    www.odcombe.demon.co.uk
    You do not have to email me, but if you wish to...
    Please remove the SafetyPin from my email address first
    Thanks
     
    Donald Gray, Dec 2, 2003
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  7. Donald Gray

    ßowser Guest

    I'm assuming that you used Microdol, and that's a mistake. CF cards need a
    higher energy developer, like D-76 straight, or HC110 for best results.
    Also, in order to get the enlarger light to shine through the properly
    developed CF card, you'll need one of the new short-arc xenon lamps, like
    the one in my Omega B22XL. Be careful though, if you use it with film, it
    may fry the negs.

    And don't forget that the enlarger will need a dedicated 30A circuit for
    that new lamp!
     
    ßowser, Dec 2, 2003
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  8. Donald Gray

    Bill Guest

    The problem is that with digital you have to use binary-based developer!
    Basic Digital Darkroom 101!

    Bill
     
    Bill, Dec 2, 2003
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  9. Donald Gray

    EarGuy Guest

    The only thing you did wrong was not posting this to a humore newsgroup!
    Well done.


    snip
     
    EarGuy, Dec 3, 2003
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  10. I'm sorry guys but you are all way off in your answers. I do believe that
    his solution was too strong and the gigglin' pin on the acid bath has
    probably worked loose.
    And if he used a red light it's a no no, it should have been a burnt out
    light. Just my 2 cents.
     
    Rick Longhurst, Dec 3, 2003
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  11. Donald Gray

    SD Guest

    And his camera wasn't 'totally digital', like the D60, which might have
    worked too..
     
    SD, Dec 4, 2003
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