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Friday, April 07, 2017

more semi-stand

I shot a roll of Arista Edu 100 in my Contessa 35 and decided to try processing it with the same semi-stand recipe I had used with the Arista Edu Ultra 400.  The search results I got on my prospects for success in this were sparse and often contradictory.  One fellow insisted that it was impossible to get good results with hc-110 and Arista films.  That was clearly not the case given my experience, so I forged ahead. 






8 comments:

jon campo said...

Very nice Mike. The gate shot is a favorite. Have you tried the 200? I just ordered some.

Jim Grey said...

The first few shots are perhaps a little dark, but the look works. The Arista 100.EDU is certainly an inexpensive enough b/w to try this on, in case it doesn't work out!!

Mike said...

The inside of the film box has a chart of suggested development times for a variety of developers. It does say that hc-110 at the 1:31 dilution is not recommended. It is understandable that they don't attempt to deal with non-standard processing. My own feeling is that any deviations from expectations in the results I have gotten so far have been due primarily to other factors such as the choices in exposure and photoshop processing.

Mike said...

Jon,I haven't tried the 200, but have seen some nice results from it. That would be a convenient choice for me as the color I most often use is the Fuji 200. I'll look forward to your opinion on the Arista.

JR Smith said...

I'm digging the shadow detail in the dog shot!

astrobeck said...

I like these! I am a fan of Arista film and their developers. They are kind to the pocketbook and give good results...using non standard developers kind of puts you in another place, but these are very nice. I like the contrast!

Andy Umbo said...

I like some of the Arista films, but have zero knowledge of them in HC-110. I will say that Kodak used to NOT recommend some of their films in HC-110 for a few reasons. One, the development times would be too short to get unmottled film, and two, was just an overall lousy look. I tried a couple of "non-recommended" film/developer combos over the years, and mostly came out with flat, lifeless, almost fogged looking stuff. I figured they must know their stuff!

Mike said...

I never saw much difference between TMAX developer and hc-110 with TMAX films. However, I think I was mostly using the high-dilution and unofficial "H" version of of hc-110. These days, I'm only using Tri-X and it seems happy enough with hc-110, either in the normal 1:31 dilution or as semi-stand.