kervinyip asked: Hi, I'm not sure if this question has been asked yet but where do you buy your chemistry? And for someone who is looking to get into developing C41 by themselves, what do you recommend purchasing in terms of chemistry?
Fingers smell of fixer, I swear nothing shifts it. Did 6 rolls of E6 and a single B+W tonight, all look good. Scanning the last two rolls of 35mm from Cornwall (almost a month ago now), once that’s done I can get on with editing 300-odd photos down to a sensible number (lose all the ‘wow, actual sunshine!’ shots for starters) and scan the more recent stuff. Some (hopefully) nice...
When Matt and I got involved with the darkroom, we didn’t think we’d ever do anything beyond black and white development and printing. Colour is too difficult, the chemicals are nasty, nothing’s clean enough - and for a while we were happy to persist in these delusions. I’m not sure exactly what prompted it, but almost 7 months ago (on my birthday), using some old chemicals...
So, did no-one like this photo of Alice and Matt which I posted yesterday, or did it just fall between the tumblr-cracks? I’m genuinely interested to know.
Dev, stop, fix, wash, dry. Seems so simple after a week of pre-rinse, dev 1, wash, colour dev, wash, blix, wash, stab, dry :-) FP4+, RB67 and guesswork metering continues to look like a good combination. Just scanning some photos I took of Matt’s graduation yesterday…
codebeta asked: I'm interested in developing some C41 film at home and saw that you use the digibase c41 chemicals but I can't seem to find them on B&H or Calumet so I was wondering if you had any recommendations for chemicals that can be purchased in either store or where would I be able to order the digibase c41 chemicals
I’ve decided. Cornwall photos will wait until they’re all developed, scanned and edited. I’ve got a couple of C41 to scan, a couple of B+W and all 13 of the E6 to develop. Could be a while - but if I get E6 nailed 13 rolls in one session is entirely possible, I’ve done more than that number of C41 rolls in an evening before. I shot a test roll of E100GX for E6 developing...
Developed 8 rolls of 120 C41 film tonight - Matt did another three rolls, so 11 in 500ml of chemistry, not bad. We’re going to need some more pretty soon! Didn’t start well - usually the hot water in the student’s union building is scalding, today it started off about 32 degrees C and only got colder. There’s a lot of renovation work going on this summer, that’s the...
10 rolls of 120 slide film, 5 rolls 120 c41, a couple of rolls of 35mm Velvia and a token roll of 120 FP4+ - holiday going well so far :-) (Well, it turns out the 90mm lens o bought for the RB67 has some issues and I didn’t bother bringing the 127mm, but that camera is just a little bit too huge when I can fit my 645 with 3 lenses plus a.35mm camera and lens in the same space).