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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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Portra 400 looks desaturated and has sprocket leaks

Hi fellow photographers I'm a hobby film photographer for a few years now having a basic understanding of photographing, developing and scanning + postprocessing. In the past months i've shot only few ...
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What is the recommended way to use a Paterson Super System 4 tank?

Every single thing I've read about the Paterson tanks suggests that you can use the rotary agitator instead of inversion. One would think that the manufacturer's own published materials would provide ...
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Developed film has dark/bright wavy line spanning across entire film

Developed two rolls of C-41 for the first time at home. One roll was shot with a LOMO Smena Symbol (have shot with before and developed at shop) and the other with a Zenit ET (first time using). The ...
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My film didn't fully develop

This is my first time trying to develop film. I just bought a camera from ebay and the seller said everything was working fine. The film I used was the Ilford hp5 plus and I developed it with the ...
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Why did my developing tank almost burst open when using citric acid as a stop bath after developing with caffenol delta recipe?

I developed with Caffenol for the first time tonight, using the Delta Standard recipe I found online. Developing went fine. I had a bit of trouble loading the film, but I got it. The problem happened ...
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Why did my film captured pictures turn out bad?

I shot some photos with an old Canon AF35M film camera using Fujifilm 400 speed and had them developed by CVS. The result are terrible and I don’t know what the cause could be. Anyone have insight ...
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What is the advantage of C41 with separated bleach and fixer baths?

What are the advantages of performing the C41 process with separate bleach and fixer baths rather than a single blix bath from the commonly available Unicolor/CineStill/etc kits? If there is an ...
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What is the benefit of agitating gently, particularly with pushing Kentmere 400?

In this post about pushing Kentmere 400 to 1600, it talks about gentle agitation: agitate very gently (like with the little swizzle stick thing from the Patterson tank) for first 30 or 45 seconds, ...
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What went wrong during development?

I've been developing my own film for a month now and never had that issue before. I use Patterson developpment tank. I did fill the tank with 300ml of chemicals as usual, agitate, washed for 10 ...
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Film scans came back very blue

I've taken below photo with my Nishika n8000 using the cloudy/poor light mode (I believe it then picks an aperture of f/8). I used Kodak Ultramax 400 and a flash for a majority of the shots which were ...
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First film roll just got developed and all my pictures have a white fog on them?

I recently got an olympus om10 and shot my first roll of film, The film is fujicolour c200. I got my film developed and when I picked it up, the guy in the shop said some of them were really dark. ...
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Developed 35mm Film Green Tinted instead of Orange

I recently started shooting using two old 35 mm film cameras (Minolta 7s and Olympus OM-G). Since all labs have been closed, I've been developing film at home using first Cinestill, then Arista's ...
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Minolta XE-7 shooting Ilford Delta 400 B&W 35mm. Film came out clear, save for about 5 decent exposures

I just bought a Minolta xe-7, shot my first roll and developed it at home. The result was a roll of film that came out almost completely clear except for the fist several exposures on the roll and a ...
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film recommendation for Mamiya 645 AFD, landscapes

I've recently purchased a Mamiya 645 AFD with both 80mm ƒ/2.8 and 45mm ƒ/2.8 lenses and I'm looking forward to dipping my toes in the medium format (only the pinkies could fit in my current digital ...
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Collodion / Wet Plate: Why do I get milky or foggy results?

When I'm ending up with milky and foggy looking plates, have I developed it to long? I've noticed on one part, that didn't catch enough developer, that this area seemed to be fine. Maybe the reason is ...
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Poorly scanned or poorly shot film roll?

Edit: Here are samples of the negatives.. 29, 32, and 33 were the photos I showed I'm hoping I could have some input on what exactly went wrong with this Portra 400 35mm roll of film. I've been ...
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Blocky marks on colour negatives

I've recently started developing my own colour film with the Tetenal C-41 kit. After scanning with my Epson V600 I've noticed that some of my frames have these blocky marks on them (see a few that I'...
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Why does a monobath work well for films that usually have significantly different process times?

I've recently tried a commercial monobath, after seeing information about monobaths in general and this specific product on YouTube. I'm floored at the quality of the negatives. I've used a homebrew ...
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Has anyone used a peroxide-based bleach for C-41 or E-6 film processing?

I've recently been reviewing what's changed in film processing in the decade or so I've been away from it. One of the things I found in YouTube videos is that apparently there's now a way to process ...
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Will ferricyanide based bleach work well with various C-41 and E-6 films?

I've got limited experience developing color films -- I've done a few rolls of C-41 using a two-bath color developer from a formula I found online, and Kodak bleach-fix and stabilizer, several years ...
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How many minutes should I develop Ilford HP5 in Rodinal 1:100?

I want to develop my Ilford HP5 plus shot at 800 with a delution of 1:100. After consulting the massiv dev chart I found the values for film shoot at 400 and 1600 what about 800.
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How can I produce a print that shows only one or two colors, rather than all three, in color film?

Say I wanted the final result to be a print that displayed only (or all but) the green elements in a color photo. What are some ways I could go about producing it? This could involve any step of the ...
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Ilford HP 5+ 4x5

A student of mine developed her 4x5 film. We are trying to figure out why each negative has a relatively consistent pattern on each negative? Any thoughts? My guess is agitation when developing. A ...
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Is it possible to develop C-41 at home with Kodak chemicals designed for commercial use?

I've been developing B&W negatives at home for several years now. I also live in a city where there are no C-41 labs left, so I'd have to ship my film to be developed, adding extra cost (more than ...
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What is the correct fixing time for Ilford Rapid Fixer?

The technical paper for the Ilford Rapid Fixer says that, for film, the processing time is minimum 2-5 minutes. The question is...which is correct? Even the technical paper of the film in question, ...
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My negative is completely black and opaque — is this a camera problem, my mistake, or the lab's?

This is the second roll I took with my Minolta X-700 which I recently started using. The first roll came out completely fine but the second one I finished came out completely blank. I didn't open the ...
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What would cause these white straight but slightly squiggly lines?

I'm using a Holga 120n camera. I look this photo in my garage with my camera stabilized on a table. I noticed two streaks on the photos after developing it. This is the only photo on the reel with ...
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Troubleshooting developing Portra 800

I just performed a shoot with a single roll of Portra 800, new from amazon, in date. Developed using correct times with replenished fuji C-41 chemistry in a jobo 1500 tank. I metered the film at ISO ...
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Can I develop bw film with a c41 developer?

I have a c41 kit with all the needed chemicals to develop color negative film. Can I use the developer from this kit for black and white film? I am aware that I will need a stop bath and a fixer, but ...
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What development process is supposed to be used for Fujifilm motion picture stock?

What process should be used to develop Fujifilm motion picture stock such as Eterna 400T or F-64D? Is it ECN-2 like the Kodak Vision3 films, C-41 with a remjet removal step or something else entirely? ...
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Can 35 mm film which went through a washing machine still be developed?

I have a roll of 35 min film that I found while cleaning out a closet. I stuck it in my pocket so it wouldn’t get misplaced, then accidentally ran it through the washing machine. Can it still be ...
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Developing Problems, maybe with JOBO developing tank?

I have been developing my own bw film for some time, so far in a Patterson tank and without problems. Recently, I got a used JOBO-2236 Club tank...I have used it a bit, but I have gotten far more ...
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One transparent negative when developing 2 rolls at once

I am having trouble developing my rolls of film. I have had two casualties today. The first time I developed 3 rolls at once with one liter of solution, consisting of 250mL of Kodak D-76 to 750mL ...
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How do I safety check that there is no light in Darkroom / Darkbag?

Noon question, but: How do I safety check that there is no light in Darkroom / Darkbag?
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Best practice for keeping temperature constant during film development at home

As I'm developing film at home. I have problem to keep temperature constant for: developer, stop bath, fixer, throughout the process at 20C degrees. What's the best practice to do so ? How do people ...
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What's the suggested method for developing TriX400 @ISO 200 with Rodinal?

I have a film shot with TriX400 pulled at ISO 200. I'm planning to develop it with Rodinal. What's the good dilution mix, development time at 20C, and - perhaps importantly - the agitation ...
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Ilford Delta 400 film should I develop with Rodinal or D76?

Currently, I am shooting Ilford Delta 400 at box speed. And I only have D76 and Rodinal developer at hand. Which developer should I use better? And at what dilution mix?
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Is it harmful to use developer/stop-bath/fixer/wet-agent from different manufacturers

I am currently using Adofix (fixer), Adostop Eco (Stop-bath) and Ilfotol (wetting-agent). I plan to use it with Kodak D76 as developer. I wonder if it's harmful because they come from 3 different ...
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Can I develop Homemade redscale film at the high street shop?

Normally I develop C41 at the high street shop (i.e SnappySnap, Max, Boots). If I've made a reversed 35mm film (redscale) can I send it as normal for development?
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How much solution to fill Paterson Universal Tank when developing film?

I have a Paterson Universal Tank for developing film. It's written underneath that for 35mm we need 290ml to fill. I plan to put in 500ml into it. Simply because it's easier to make the solution. I ...
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How much ILFOTOL to use for wetting agent — and is it reusable?

I have the following Ilfotol concentrate: After making a solution (1+200) suggested in the label above, my question is: how much should we use in our final development? A drop or fill the tank? And ...
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Development times for Russian mystery “A125” film

On a recent trip to Russia I bought about a dozen canisters of B/W film I previously never heard about. FWIW, I bought them in two different stores in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The guys at the ...
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How to use Adostop Eco stop bath?

I am about to use the following Adostop Eco concentrate. I have two questions: It's stated there for film it requires 30sec. What time does it refer to? Agitation? Can we reuse the stop bath after we ...
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Can film be visually inspected during development with Pyro?

While researching pyro developers, I ran across the following statement on a Flickr group dedicated to Pyro: 510-Pyro has the advantage that you can visually check for the optimal developing time ...
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Can we share mixing jug/beaker for developer, fixer and stop bath?

I have developer, fixer, and stop bath concentrate. To make solution we usually use mixing jug/beaker. Should we dedicate one mixing jug for each one of the component above? Or can we just use one ...
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What's the common practice for reuse/discarding of Adox Rodinal developer solution?

I am making a 1+50 solution (total 500ml) from Adox Rodinal concentrate. In common practice do you keep and reuse this 500ml solution or discard it every time we use? If re-use how long can we ...
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How can you tell if your Kodak D76 developer cannot be used anymore?

I just constructed my stock D76 developer and am beginning to use it. How can I check when it cannot be used anymore for further development?
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Does the development time in Massive Dev Chart include the agitation time?

I'm looking at the Massive Dev Chart website. It shows a table like this: Does the time shown there include the agitation time?
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What is the meaning of “stock” dilution on the Massive Dev Chart website?

I'm looking at the Massive Dev Chart website. It shows a table like this: What's the meaning of stock dilution there? How should we prepare the developer on that condition?
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How do I identify an old unlabeled roll of 120 film?

I found this roll of film inside of an old camera lying around in our house. All photos on it have been taken but the roll does not tell what development process or what type of film it is. Does ...

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