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Monday, December 19, 2005

By: Hans Verbrugge

"Hexar," © 2005 by Hans Verbrugge

No particular reason for this, I just liked this shot and thought you might like to see it. It was taken by Hans Verbrugge with a Leica M6 and 35mm ƒ/1.4 Summilux-ASPH on Tri-X at E.I. 1600 and developed in HC-110. (Click on the image to see it larger.)

Posted by MIKE JOHNSTON (my thanks to Hans)

3 Comments:

Blogger Richard Sintchak said...

Thanks for sharing this very nice shot Mike. Looks like I've got to work more on my results and stop blaming the HC-110! Just discovered your blog a few days ago and really enjoying it. Now I do not have to wait for my B&W Mag from the UK to arrive to see your latest writing...

9:07 AM  
Blogger Mike Johnston said...

Hi Richard. Don't use HC-110...it's terrible for 135. It's basically a high-energy developer for sheet film. You can get the same effects more reliably by experimenting with dilutions of T-Max Developer...which itself is a good good push-process developer for just about anything BUT the two slower T-Max films. (g)

1:23 PM  
Blogger Hans said...

MJ, I have never used T-Max films or developer, but I have seen Tri-x (which is my primary film) developed in T-Max. Things don't look as smooth as pushes in HC110, or Rodinal. Grain and highlights especially. I understand that results depend on agitation, delution, times and such, but I have yet to see a T-Max developed Tri-x fame that I like. Personal matter, ofcourse.
You can get the same effects more reliably ...
I'm getting consistant results with HC-110, you need to learn how to use it.

6:25 PM  

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