Fuji Acros 100 in Diafine Developer

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This is a test in progress post but I feel really good (and excited) about my results so far and wanted to share…

Here is a difficult test image (huge dynamic range) shot with 35mm Acros 100 (Diafine EI 200) with my Leica M7 and a 50mm F1.4 Sumilux at F8.

The processing is very different than suggested on the box or in previous posts- I will be posting the developing “how to” after this weekend as I want to run just one more test. The full size image which was scanned at Indian Hill Imageworks on our Imacon at 6300 dpi, fluid mount, 16 Bit is 24.5″ x 16.2″ (optical resolution). The crop image is a 2.5″ x 2.5″ section of this larger file…do you see the bent nail?! The large file link at the bottom will download a scaled down version (Approx 10″ x 6″ @ 360, 8 Bit) so say around 8MB uncompressed (best for high speed users only) will give you an idea of what is possible with the incredible combo…the full file (98MB) is amazing.

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More in a few days.

Viva la Revolution.

Stephen Schaub

Large File LINK

3 Responses

  1. After seeing your results I’m going to try Diafine too. I’m absolutely in love with Acros, which I stand develop in Rodinal 1:100. I always thought that stand dev in Rodinal was a good solution for film to be scanned. I’m quite curious to compare it to Diafine.

  2. mark young

    i am also developing acros in diafine. Seem to be getting an extreme iso bump, beyond 200. Setting iso to 400 and even then putting on quite a bit neutral density. My main question is…or observation….BW film sure ain’t like digital!. Scans on my v500 are fairly soft, worse in soft light. I can bring them to a nice sharpness with careful sharpening, but pulling up quite a bit of grain, as I’m attempting to pull up as much sharpness as possible. Must realize BW scanned is not going to look like digital. I see your image here, makes me feel better, not that razor sharp imagery of digital, and probably not intended to look like that either. Of course your scanner is better, but i am scanning at 3200 or 6400 48 bit, etc, doing the most i can, thanks for your help.

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