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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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Weighing out Cinestill dry C-41 materials

I develop C-41 just infrequently enough to waste chemistry due to lack of shelf life, even with tetanol and a frig. (That is, the concentrates expiring.) An alternative: buy a precise scale, buy ...
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War Surplus film 616 [closed]

After cleaning out our parents homes, my husband and I came across some War Surplus film. I would like to find a place to develop them. Does anyone know of such a place?
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Pushing Ektar 100 by 2 stops

I’m currently using the ektar 100 and im pushing it by two stops My question is when i get the film developed at a shop should i tell them to develop it at 100 iso or 400 iso?
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Print development temperature?

What is the best way to regulate the temperature of developer and fixer whilst tray developing prints?
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Is there a limit of the stops of overexposure of film before pulling fails to compensate?

This question stems from the observation that my E6 chemicals tend to develop the film about a stop underexposed, and overexposing the film for one-stop during shooting seems to make the final image ...
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Scanned film show bright border around the edge

My scan result (using the Epson 600, the film is Fuji Pro H 400, not expired) showed the top and bottom of the film strip significantly brighter than the middle: And here is a more extreme example: ...
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Does the amount of liquid used in each development matter to the total capacity?

For example, the Jobo tank states that 240ml of liquid is needed for rotation development, while 485ml is required to submerge the film fully. I've seen many people saying that the rotation method ...
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Why some black and white film require color development process

For example, Ilford XP2 noted C41 on the box instead of d96 or d76, Kodak Black and White even explicitly warned the user "Do not process in B&W chemistry" on the film roll. Why do these ...
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Push-develop a film shot at box speed

What happens if I shoot a film with ASA 200 at ASA 200 but develop it at if it was rated ASA 400 (push 1 stop)? Push-developing is used for compensating underexposed film, but what happens if I don't ...
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Distinction between X-ray damage and improper handling during development

I finished processing a roll of Fomapan 100 (using df96) and found some of the frames had vertical stripes (perpendicular to the film's moving direction in the camera): (The scan was done using the ...
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What causes this corner artifact on developed photos?

I am digitizing some old photos via a flatbed scanner and couldn't help but notice a very common artifact that appears in the corner of many of them. The photo is extended by a small rectangle which ...
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How to rescue poorly washed RC prints

I'm brand new to making my own prints. I've got a number of prints I've made over the last few days that I don't think I washed properly. After fixing, I put my prints in a 1L tray with water and ...
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What was the cost of photo development in the ’60s, in France?

Could anyone tell me how much it approximately cost to develop a roll of film and its photos onto "standard" paper format in the ’60s in France, for the general public?
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Film exposure accident.. Help!

Yesterday I was shooting in the sea and dropped my light meter in the ocean which unfortunately immediately broke! This led me to shoot two rolls of Portra 400 using my Pentax 67 TTL on board meter. ...
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Cannot get true blacks with my enlarger

I just got my first enlarger and I am quite new in the darkroom. I just bought a second hand Durst Laborator 1200 with the VLS 501 head. It seems to be working properly but I cannot get any print to ...
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Why are my self-developed photos dark, grainy and noisy?

I am new to 35mm film photography and I am trying to pin point where I am going wrong in either my photo taking process or development process. These photos were taken on a Cannon AF35M II, with Fuji ...
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How does using a neutral tone developer affect warmtone paper?

If you're using a developer that produces neutral tones with paper specifically labeled as Warm Tone paper, does it not produce a warm tone with that paper, or must you use a warm tone developer?
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Some of my images come out with a black mark in the centre

Was hoping someone could help me identify what im doing wrong here. Just bought a new film camera, minolta x300. And a few of the shots came out with a black mark in the middle. I'll add examples. Any ...
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Why did my developed photos come out discoloured and grainy?

I recently had some film developed on my Pentax K1000 for the first time and my photos came out very strange. I’ve scoured the internet to find similar film photos to figure out why mine came out like ...
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What do I need to get started with developing medium format film? [duplicate]

Only have experience with digital cameras, camcorders and DSLRs. What process is required to fully develop photos shot on a medium format film camera? It sounds like only hardcore photographers should ...
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Missing switch on Beseler 45MCRX

I received a Beseler 45MCRX enlarger. I don't have a timer or a switch for it, so I don't have a way to operate it, other than connecting the lamp directly to power. Judging by this manual, it looks ...
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Will hardener help prevent emulsion wash-off during development, 35mm B&W (ADOX CHS 25)

Background: I am developing some old film, exposed sometime in 2008-2011 that was somehow overlooked. It would have been in date at the time it was exposed, so it's old but not ancient. Storage ...
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Film lab not printing all photos

I was wondering if someone knows the answer. I send my films to a film lab to be developed, I got back the pics and checked the negatives. 6 of the pictures weren't printed, though they are still ...
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Home B&W developing - very dark areas gone white

Ilford FP4 125, developed in a Paterson tank with Ilfosol 3 1+14 for 7.5 minutes @20C, Ilfostop, Ilford Rapid fixer. As far as I can tell, exactly as required ... no intentional liberties or ...
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Can I use a red light bulb to load film in a development tank?

After getting into film photography a while back I recently decided I wanted to develop my photos myself. I don't want to print myself or anything like that, just open up my 35mm canisters and develop ...
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Film photography - what causes the following effect/error on a single frame of a developed roll of film?

I shot the following picture with a Canon AE-1 Program on a roll of Ilford HP5 400 (I pushed the roll to 800). I developed it using Ilfosol 3 and scanned it with Epson scanner V370. As you can see, ...
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Consistent black horizontal lines on colour negatives

I just received negatives back, and on the last 10 or so exposures there is a constant black horizontal line on the bottom left of the image. Does anyone know what it is? Thanks in advance!
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Black and White Slide Reversal came out completely black

I tried to develop my first role of Adox Scala 160 with Caffenol, Hydrogen Peroxide+Vinegar and the final outcome was an all black role of film. Here is the process I went by: -Rinse film -First ...
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Kodak C-41 first rinse; color of rinse water

When I develop C-41 on Kodak 120 rolls the washwater from the first soak has a strong purple or green color. I am wondering what causes this color and if I can flush it without environmental concerns. ...
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What should I look for in a respirator for chemical processing of photographic materials

What should I look for in a respirator for chemical processing of photographic materials? I am already wearing eye and skin protection when using development chemicals. I would like to avoid breathing ...
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Development Time for Arista EDU Ultra 200 rated at EI 200 in F76+

I am looking for the development time of Arista EDU Ultra 200 black and white film in F76+ developer when using an exposure index of 200. The Massive Development Chart does not provide a recipe for ...
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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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