From: Clay (email@example.com)
Date: 02/02/03-02:34:14 PM Z
Anchell and Troop write that Atget may have used Hubl paste for stand
development, which I gather is a very thick glycin-based developer
containing only glycin, sodium sulfite and potassium carbonate. They
give the formula as:
hot water 150 degrees: 500ml
sodium sulfite 165g
glycin 135g (!!!! have you ever tried to dissolve glycin?)
potassium carbonate 625g
water to make 1 liter
Dilute 1:35 and leave for a while
I'm regurgitating the book here. I've never tried it. From my
experience, it would take about 12 hours of stirring to dissolve that
much glycin in so little water.
On Sunday, February 2, 2003, at 10:03 AM, Tillman Crane wrote:
>> Steve Shapiro wrote:
>>> For stand development it is important to find developerd designed
>>> for that.
>>> I use the D 23 simply metol and SOD sulfite (100g SOD sulfite 7.5g
>>> and let stand for from 4 to 28 hours. Any speed any exposure, it all
>>> develops in a no fail, full range consistency.
>>> P.Cat, I count on for expanded negatives, only. Developing by
>>> inspection is
>>> now my process without hesitation except for the stand development
>>> with roll
>>> film, for me.
>>> to each his own.
>> Glycin based developers are often mentioned in the literature as
>> being very good with stand development. I tried several different
>> formulas based on Glycin but did not get any better results than with
>> a very diluted solution of Pyrocat. Others have told me that a very
>> dilute solution of Rodinal will also work well.
>> But if you have never experimented with stand development it is worth
>> a try if only for the educational benefit of seeing what kind of look
>> you can get with extreme adjacency effects. It is kind of like using
>> the unsharp mask with Photoshop.
>> Unfortunately I have never managed to get good results with sheet
>> film. Wonder how Atget managed to make such good negatives with stand
>> development? He did use sheet film or plates did he not?
>> Sandy King
> I think that Atget used glass plates. Not sure but that's what I
> remember reading somewhere. Don't know how that would change
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