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Re: Farmer's Reducer Information.
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From: "Herbert C Maxey" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: Farmer's Reducer Information.
> My personal favorite is the R-1. It is super proportional and does a
> great job of reducing contrast.
> There are 3 basic reducer types: a subtractive or cutting reducer; a
> proportional type and a super-proportional type. Lots of reducers out
> there, but the best approach is to accurately expose your negatives from
> the start and do not rely upon the availability of these chemicals to
> solve problems should you get careless.
> Incidentally, all 3 formulas of Kodak's Farmer's Reducer use the same two
> chemicals; Potassium Ferricyanide and Sodium Thiosulphate. the difference
> is in the dilution and mixing.
When I reduce a print I always got a more contrasty print. When I reduce a
I always got a more softy film. Why? Is it possible to invert the terms?