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    Nikon EM and Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AI

    Arista Premium 400 developed in Diafine @ 1600

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    1. kingqueenknave 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Shadow of a Doubt, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. Linc ~ 63 months ago | reply

      The focus is spotted on.... so mysterious.

    3. htor 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called A p h e x T w i n D a y, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    4. GloryRays 63 months ago | reply

      Beautifully abstracted!

    5. andre dos santos 63 months ago | reply

      nice one! well done!

    6. Let There Be More Light 63 months ago | reply

      This is very interesting Patrick. The grain seems to be very fine, much finer than what I would expect. I need to try this out myself.

      I get those small white dots too when I use Diafine. I am using water as my stop bath, and am wondering if it is from over or under agitating.

    7. patrickjoust 63 months ago | reply

      Thanks everyone!!

      @ Let There Be More Light - Yes, unfortunately I get those a lot too, but I got a great deal more than usual this time. I haven't used it in a while, so I think that is the reason. I've been very lazy when it comes to doing everything the proper way with Diafine. I've read a couple of places that you should use a coffee filter and filter each solution every month. I'm definitely going to do that the next time. For some reason it is only really a problem with 35mm film. My 120 comes out just fine. This frame actually looks fairly good compared to a lot that came out. Sometimes I don't mind my negatives looking a little "dirty" but in a lot of cases it just looks bad and the frame is ruined.

      But yes, when done right, Arista Premium 400 shot at 1600, can look amazingly good. I think I need a little more practice though :)

    8. kingqueenknave 63 months ago | reply

      If it helps, after the bath I use a funnel to filter my Diafine back into the container. I've never had a major problem with white dots. I've used Diafine as cool as 50 degrees, and still had nice strong negatives. I don't do any rinsing until I'm done fixing. No stop bath. No rinsing after B bath. I recommend trying Heico Perma-Wash if you're not already using it.

    9. patrickjoust 63 months ago | reply

      @ kingqueenknave - Thanks! That is very helpful. I use the funnel for pouring stuff back into the container too. I think my water has a fairly high mineral content, so that could be part of the problem. That's interesting that you don't do a bath at all. I like how all of your stuff looks, so I'll have to try that. I do use Perma-Wash. I'm not sure of the brand though, probably Heico. Thanks for the advice! It's much appreciated.

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    11. stephgallant 63 months ago | reply

      everything about this is amazing!

    12. Claire Brighten 63 months ago | reply

      Awesome photo. The bokeh is stunning and the DoF is perfect.

    13. ricky nyhoff 63 months ago | reply

      shooooo weeeee. this is a great one.

    14. anete bauere 63 months ago | reply

      amazing! love

    15. Josecadaveira 63 months ago | reply

      Nice atmosphere, very nice!

    16. John Fraissinet 62 months ago | reply

      Very cool abstract.

    17. bannenana 62 months ago | reply

      Wow the focus is AMAZING. excellent.

    18. Khristopher Lee 62 months ago | reply

      Cool Patrick! Take a look at my Garage Gargoyle. Similar daytime perspective. You might like it.
      Taken with a Mamiya TLR.

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