[Coco] Change of e-mail address and impending loss of web page for Robert Gault
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Fri Feb 5 10:07:42 EST 2010
On Friday 05 February 2010, Robert Gault wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Friday 05 February 2010, Robert Gault wrote:
>>> Gene Heskett wrote:
>>>> I hope you have a local copy.
>>> I just found a copy exits at
>>>ult / So, until I make other arraignments, the site can be viewed at the
>>> above archive.
>> Nice page, I had no idea you were also into chemistry. I have been too
>> at times, with my most successful concoction being the color paper
>> developer I used in my color darkroom for a decade or more. Many times
>> longer life sitting in the controlled temp water bath than anything I
>> could buy. But that seems like a long ago and far away time now. The
>> only evidence I have left is a shot of mother& dad in '76 in my
>> billfold, only very slightly color shifted in 34 years.
>Most of the site is in this archive but not everything. I thought I had my
> own complete copy but some images are missing which unfortunately are also
> missing from the archive. I'll just have to recreate the missing material.
>I did not get into the developing aspect of photography to any extent but
> did fool around for a short time with "monobaths." I found a book,
> "Mononbath Manual" by Grant Haist, Morgan & Morgan Inc., 1966, which
> describes how you can develope black and white film with a single
> solution. I tried that while in college where I had access to the schools
> very large reflector scope. Got an adapter made to attach my 35mm camera
> to the scope and spent some interesting nights in the observatory.
I had heard of that, but it seemed to me that it would have cost a bit both
in the dmax of the negative, but in the overall speed in ASA/ISO units, so I
never tried that. I did play with High Contrast Copy 35mm and home made D-23
for a while, and got some great results if the exposure was spot on, but that
was picky, very picky, and that is not a panchromatic film, no red. It sure
could test your lenses resolution though, counting every hair on the subjects
head from 20 feet away if you were well focused. There was a huge diff
between F8 and F1.4 for the prime lens, not so much diff for the other,
slower lenses. I have a suitcase of pentax threaded lenses yet. Genuine
antiques now, like I am getting to be.
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