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The chemical process by which the latent image on exposed film is turned into a visible image.

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How do I develop a 400 ASA B&W film that was exposed at 200 ASA?

I've accidentally exposed two 400 ASA B&W films at 200 ASA. One I developed like a 400 and the negative has come out very under exposed. Any advice on how I can salvage the other one? Thanks
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Why does it look like nothing is on my developed film?

i've recently bought Canon AL-1 with macro lens 35-70. I used some cheap kodak film, with ISO 400. Yesterday I went to some photography studio so they would scan my 35mm film. But when I got it back ...
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What are the effects of developing film with an expired developer?

Developers, fixers, and virtually all chemical products commonly used in film photography (or not) are prone to expiry over time. Nevertheless it is not uncommon to use expired chemicals in the hope ...
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How long does stock liquid developer last?

I have a few bottles of liquid stock-concentration developers. Some are opened and some or not, and they all date from April 2013. How long can I keep unused liquid developer for? After how long ...
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What yields a better print from B&W negatives: photo printing or digital printing from a scan?

What's better (in terms B&W print image quality), to scan a developed negative and then digitally process and print it, or printing via traditional methods, using enlargers and light sensitive ...
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Stand development and push processing

I've been doing some reading on stand development, I'm curious if adding more rodinal developer (1:50 instead of 1:100) or add additional agitation/ time to push film? Just wondering how much more ...
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Developing Old B&W Film [duplicate]

I have 10 roles of exposed b&w film (Kodak Plus-X (ISO 125) and Kodak Tri-X/Ilford XP1/HP5 (ISO 400) from the late-1970's/early 1980's which have been stored in a cool, dry basement. Is there a ...
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If I want to get the effect of overexposure from pushed black and white film, do I add even more time in developing?

In color negative film, it is common to half-rate the marked ISO, e.g. ISO400 config as 200 to cheat the camera to overexpose by one stop. B&W Film such as Tri-X 400, it is common to push the ISO ...
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Can I develop two rolls of different brand of B&W film together?

Assume they have the same development time. Is it okay?
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What methods can be used to remove remjet from the back of motion picture film?

Cinema film has a carbon remjet backing. If it is to be shot as stills the remjet usually has to removed in a home darkroom before processing. What are the best ways to do this?
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Overexposing and pushing in a roll of film, can they compensate each other?

Let say I pushed a 100 ISO film to 400, and I always overexpose by 2 stops, so during developing, can I use the normal way to develop the film?
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Film grain in negative film: is it equally distributed or in relation to brightness?

I was wondering whether film grain is depending on the incident amount of light. There is the Schwarzschild-effect (link to Wikipedia), which will make a difference in very low light, that will ...
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What is wrong with my camera?

before I got my light leak in my XA2 fixed, this is the result of flash at night: then fixed in photoshop This was self developed, pushed to 800. After I got my light leak fixed, I shot some ...
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Difference between pushing b/w film and colour C41 film?

I have experience in pushing b/w film in my home. However, I'm also looking to get into colour C41 processing. I Was asking a developer about pushing colour film, they said: "The process time ...
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How to handle old, exposed 35mm film stored in refrigerator?

I have several rolls of exposed 35mm that have been stored in a refrigerator for 10 yrs. What is the best method to develop them? Do I need to keep them cold in transport or allow them to warm to ...
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Can I use chemicals for developing ISO 400 film to develop ISO 100 or 200 film as well?

In my black and white photography class, the teacher recommends us to use ISO 400 to develop our film and make prints. I found that ISO 400 is much too grainy for my liking, and as a result I want to ...
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Why did my 35mm film turn out “foggy”?

I was recently gifted an old Kalimar K-90 1000 35mm camera. My first roll of film turned out perfect, no flaws whatsoever. On my second roll I took photos of my daughter, the first half turned out ...
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What are similarities and differences between raw editing and film developing capabilities?

Raw images are supposed to be detailed output from the camera sensor(s), with more details that what can actually be printed or displayed on a screen. Effects like exposure compensation or white ...
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What is the surface area of a roll of 35mm or 120 film (for calculating the amount of fixer to use)?

Frequently I see specs on fixers like: 1L working solution will fix 1 m^2 of film. This is not terribly helpful for me as I don't know the area of 35mm or 120 film. So, can someone please summarise: ...
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Fastest place to get 120 film developed? [closed]

What is the fastest place to get 120 film developed? Preferably mail order because the pharmacies/walmarts/targets in my area don't process film. Also I'd like it to be under 10 dollars to develop ...
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Mixed D-76 with 3.8 liters instead of 3, is this bad?

I have a question about the water to powder ratio for D-76. The instructions say to start off with 3 liters of water in which you dissolve the powder and then top off to 3.8 liters (or 1 US gallon). ...
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Is it possible to substitute or alter color dyes during color film development?

Lately I've been really interested in film chemistry, particularly the different chemicals that they used -- not only the chemicals present in C-41, ECN-2, etc. processes that are still in use, but ...
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What is Ilford Rapid Fixer's capacity without replentishment?

I've bought Ilford Rapid Fixer. I've checked the Fact sheet and it says that capacity without replenishment for a 1+4 solution is 80 sheets of 20.3x25.4cm paper. But, what's the quantity of solution ...
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Can I use ILFORD ILFOTEC HC to push BW film?

The technical information pdf for Ilford Ilfotec HC states: We do not recommend push processing using reused developers. Looking through Choosing a B&W Film Developer, it says for some ...
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If I shot Tri-X 400 at ASA 800, should I develop at 800, and can I go all the way to 1200?

I shot 8 rolls of tri-x 400 on an olympus xa-2. I set the asa on the xa-2 to 800, 1 stop over. Should I develop at 800? ie push 1 stop? I would like to develop at maybe 1200, ie push 1.5 stops. ...
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Why do my prints darken too quickly in the developer tray?

I'm playing with a pinhole camera recently.¹ It's the first time I'm actually developing photos myself. On my developer bottle it says I should use 1 unit of it and mix it with 9 units of water. ...
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What are the differences between D-76 and Xtol?

I'm starting to run out of developer for B&W film and was looking online for some more. I've been using D-76 and I see nothing wrong with it; however, I saw that I could also buy Xtol. What are ...
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Paper ISO with no filtering

I'm looking at the Fomaspeed VARIANT paper's technical sheet. I want to learn what is the ISO speed of this film (I need this to evaluate the exposure time in a pinhole camera) - and the spec says ...
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What caused excessively high grain in Delta ISO 400 film developed by a shop?

I have shot film before, never black and white though. I also haven't ever developed a film before, neither did I this time. I used Ilford Delta 400 and I shot it at rated ISO (at least I think I ...
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Do powdered chemicals expire?

I was given an OLD bag of D-76 developer made by Kodak. From the looks of it, it looks to be from the 90's or earlier. It is still sealed; however, feeling it there are clumps (probably from ...
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Is stop bath necessary for black and white prints?

I got my enlarger and I'm ready to start making prints. For chemicals, I have Kodak Dektol Developer and Fixer; however, I'm missing Stop Bath. I've heard conflicting reports about how necessary Stop ...
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How can I save money on shooting, developing, and printing 35mm film?

Over the past year I have gotten back in to shooting 35MM. I'm looking for any suggestions in my process that may reduce the cost accrued. The cost that I am facing right now is roughly just under a ...
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What kind of LR or PS filters are used in these photos?

I came across a very nice architectural images and tried to figure out the development process. No luck so far to reach this nice level. Any suggestions?
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What is development by inspection (DBI) and how is it done?

While reading this answer I noticed the DBI concept. If I understand correctly, the idea is to develop a film while being able to see the progress (and apply the fixer once you're happy with the ...
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How long will exposed film retain some latent image?

How long will exposed film last if it's not developed right away?
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Missing photos on a roll of film?

So I have a Fujifilm Big Viewfinder 50AF, the counter on the top said I had taken 24 pictures (the whole roll) but when I got the film developed today there were only 14 photos??? and the 10 photos ...
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What are the factors that cause colour shifts in cross processed film?

I've recently received a batch of processed film back from the LomoLab of some shots I took with a Sprocket Rocket loaded with Lomography XPro Sunset Strip 100 35mm film. The film was ...
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Film question: is Arista EDU Ultra 400 still “like” Tri-X 400?

Film cheapskates know that Arista EDU Ultra 400 was a bargain version of Kodak Tri-X 400, at least in 35mm. I'ver heard it's no longer that. Does anyone know what it is now, or at what speed it should ...
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What process was used to make this glass plate?

I have an old glass positive photo from about 1850. Does anyone know what process was used? Heliotipy? Puharotipy? I'm think that the author of the image is Puhar I have an appointment with the ...
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What happens if I develop a color film as black and white?

As the title says, what happens if I develop a color film exactly as I would do with a black and white film?
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How do I develop black and white film myself? [duplicate]

I have recently got a film SLR and I have shot a lot of pictures (say like 6 rolls in a weeks time). To develop these pictures in my area takes up to a week or two.... so what struck my head was to ...
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Sheet film development Vs Roll film development

In this Wikipedia article: Unlike sheet film, in which each negative can be individually developed, an entire roll must be given the same development, so that N+ and N− development are normally ...
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What causes flat-looking negatives while developing film?

My classmate developed a roll of 100 TMAX 35mm B/W, and some of them came out looking flat, but not all. What could account for this?
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Where to get film developed and high quality scans? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is a really good place to get film developed by mail? I've recently picked up an old Canon SLR and wanted to experiment with it. Unfortunately, I've found it ...
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What's an SS contact?

In this place I might go this afternoon to have my film developed, they quote a price for Processing + SS contact. What is this? I looked everywhere online couldn't find an answer. Thx!
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How can I tell if my film is over/underdeveloped?

The question is pretty basic (and should be asked for reference's sake): how can I tell if I have over- or underdeveloped my film? What are the signs?
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Pushing film while stand developing?

Recently, I came across an experiment stand developing Kodak Tri-X. The photographer shoots the same scene at box speed (ISO 400), 800, 1600, and 3200. The entire roll is developed in Rodinal diluted ...
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Can I develop Kodak Ektachrome 160 film myself, and if so, how?

I have three (3) Kodak Ektachrome 160 Super 8 (process EM-26, Type G) cartridges that are undeveloped. How difficult would it be for a complete amateur to develop these? If it is not very ...
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What's the best way to develop old, exposed film?

A friend of mine just found 3 rolls of exposed 135 (i.e. 35mm) film. They are at least 10 years old. He'd like to know if it is even worth taking them to the local hour photo lab but also if he should ...
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How to proceed after having developed the negatives?

There are a lot of excellent questions (and answers!) about the process of developing (BW) film at home. I would like to try my hand at it, too. But it's not exactly clear how to proceed after ...