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    Please, tell me film is dead.....

    Well, I've done again. I got another film body Leica, M4. I wanted two Classic no battery M-bodies. I've now got to get a changing bag, Rodinal and some fixer and I'm back in the film business.

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    Re: Please, tell me film is dead.....

    Rodinol! I haven't even thought of that wonderful stuff for a very long time. My memory is so hazy I've forgotten the formulas used for Tri-x. I seem to remember one process that involved a two part development with a water bath in between. And isn't there something that gets added to the Rodinol prior to mixing? I could swear I remember using a syringe to inject something into the rubber stopper of the bottle. Too long ago I'm afraid.

    Anyway, I say go for it. Film can make wonderful things happen. If you've got the energy and the gear, have at it!

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    Re: Please, tell me film is dead.....

    John, film is dead.

    Now, send me the M4.

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    Re: Please, tell me film is dead.....

    Maggie you are a greedy Lady.... I've not even gotten it yet from the seller and I should send it to you?

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    Nah, just shoot a roll of Tri-X and soup it in Rodinal for me!

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    Re: Please, tell me film is dead.....

    Is this the same Jonathan that spent months agonizing... before deciding to buy the M8????

    Congratulations. I'm happy that you finally found that M4 that you have been lusting after.

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    Re: Please, tell me film is dead.....

    Did you see Bob F's latest post in the M8 thread??? It's an MP film shot from Moab --- check it out and you'll be convinced film is definitely not dead
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    Re: Please, tell me film is dead.....

    It's left Granbury, Texas for delivery today. Pictures at One....

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    Re: Please, tell me film is dead.....

    Pictures a 1pm... Oh, this is too sweet. A couple of port covers from DAG and it will be perfect. Already loaded with film.

    Right front.

    Attachment 2156

    Top plate

    Attachment 2157

    Left front

    Attachment 2158

    I won't bore you with the bottom plate but not a major scratch or ding on it.

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