Re: Lith film for enlarged negatives
Richard Knoppow (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 06 Aug 1997 12:50:16 -0700
At 01:12 PM 8/6/97 -0600, Wayde Allen wrote:
>Lith film has often been mentioned on this list for making enlarged
>negatives, and I just got a small box from Freestyle to try. I have a few
>questions though. First, since Freestyle sells repackaged bulk film,
>there were no datasheets that came with the box, and I'm wondering what
>safelight can be used? The catalog says simply to use a red safelight.
>Does this mean that the usual OC safelight filter should not be used?
>Additionally, I'm curious about the developer concentration. Dektol seems
>to be the most commonly suggested developer, but should it be used diluted
>as for paper 1:2 or as I have occasionally seen 1:10? I tend to use D-72
>mixed according to Maxim Muir's extended life, split stock formula, but
>assume that this should be essentially equivalent to Dektol.
The lith film I got from Freestyle is ortho stuff and needs a red
safelight, an OC will fog it. I tried several variations of developer
since I was trying to reduce the contrast for a special application. What
I found is that the contrast is pretty much a characteristic of the film.
Dektol worked as well as anything else.
I just checked the Freestyle web page, there doesn't seem to be anything
about this film, perhaps an e-mail to them will get some recommendations.