Ilford LC 29 or Foma chemistry

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Ilford LC 29 or Foma chemistry

Postby Walter Glover » 25 May 2018, 03:33

Does anybody have any comments to shed light on these developers? Preferred dilutions?
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Re: Ilford LC 29 or Foma chemistry

Postby Bazz8 » 25 May 2018, 14:16

Hello Walter
I was using Rodial 1:100 for Fuji HRT Xray film i changed this to
LC29 1:70 and the results are excellent,I have a 4 litres and it is really simple to use.

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Re: Ilford LC 29 or Foma chemistry

Postby Walter Glover » 27 May 2018, 02:20

Thanks so much BazzB,

I'll grab some and give it a whirl.
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Re: Ilford LC 29 or Foma chemistry

Postby Walter Glover » 27 May 2018, 09:15

When it came down to the wire, I ended up swallowing the freight charge and buying some RO9 (Rodinal) from Vanbar. But, having used HC-110 when it first came out in Aus in the 1970s I will get some LC 29 and enjoy a mild flirtation with it.

In recent years I primarily used Diafine which I love. I still have one unopened package that I can mix and use but, with reduced space, I am thinking something that does not require two 3.8 litre bottle might present a welcome level of convenience. I've already been out to Punchbowl and purchased 10 litres of lovely distilled water.

Regards,
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Re: Ilford LC 29 or Foma chemistry

Postby Bazz8 » 27 May 2018, 09:41

I would be good to see how you find it,more punch for x-ray
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Re: Ilford LC 29 or Foma chemistry

Postby andrewch59 » 21 Jul 2018, 10:28

Hi Barry, I used the lc29 while I took photos to dial in the ground glass registry on my 4x5 and 8x10 cameras, it certainly shows a lot more density than RO9. After more testing I think the in-camera negs may be used for making my Kallitypes. Unfortunately I have not tested the acutance, as my gg screens where slightly out of registry. I wonder what the shelf life (opened) is? With Ro9 unless the container is vaccum sealed, It oxidizes fairly quickly and produces the white specs on the final print.

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Re: Ilford LC 29 or Foma chemistry

Postby Bazz8 » 21 Jul 2018, 19:23

I use lighter gas which creates a barrier from the Oxygen, Butane is good also use plastic as a seal and tighten the cap securely.
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