Kodak Tech-Pan for portraiture?

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Has any one used Kodaks Tech-Pan B&W for people shots? Faces? The paper says to rate it at 25 for pictorial use. I bought some to try for its enlargment possibilities (v. small grain) Any tips on using this film? Thanks

-- Thomas Horan (Fishman57@aol.com), October 18, 1998


Thomas, I experimented years ago with Tech-Pan with good results. I shot it at ISO 32 and processed it in HC110 dilution "F" for 8 minutes at 77 degrees. ( That's the coldest I could get the water.) The results were good. Grainless 16X20 from 35mm. Negatives were slightly contrasty, but that can be fixed by adjusting dev. time. I can't remember what my agitation was, but I have always agitated fairly gently so I would guess probably 15 sec every minute.


-- Randy (jsweatt@webtv.net), October 19, 1998.


Go to http://www.exeter.ac.uk/mfd and then click on photo.net

There is a thread about APX25 vs. Tech Pan(last answer Oct 18, 1998) that has some info on this.

I've used tech pan as my exlusive 35mm B&W film for almost 10 years and I provided soom info there. Also some 120.

Although I'm no expert on tech pan, it appears that I have had as much experience as anyone answering on these forms.

You can e-mail me for details.

-- Gene Crumpler (nikonguy@emji.net), October 20, 1998.

kodak tech pan for portraits

i shall be doing some testing shortly and have collected the following data to try out.

1. shoot at 25 asa, develop in xtol 1+3 for 12 mins, but make sure you use at least 100 ml stock xtol when mixing 2. shoot at asa 100 and develop in neofin doku for 19 mins

temperature in both cases 20 celsius

please let me know what results you got

-- christer almqvist (christer@almqvist.net), October 25, 1998.

How I process Tech Pan: Microphen diluted 1+5, 14 min. @ 75 deg. F, EI 32. Agitated 5 sec every 30 sec.

-- Tim Brown (brownt@ase.com), October 26, 1998.

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