Getting back into Film


Fudgecakes

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Hey guys, Recently decided to get back into shooting and developing B&W films.

I had previously used plastic reloadable canisters butI'm thinking of going to metal ones this tim round. anyone with any opinions about why one is better than another?

I did not really attempt to control temps when developing but would you guys say that it is actually an important factor tat i am just freely ignoring? results were acceptable to me imo

would be ordering some developer and bulk rolls from USA soon so if anyone would like to share shipping with me let me know too!
 

2peng

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Hey guys, Recently decided to get back into shooting and developing B&W films.

I had previously used plastic reloadable canisters butI'm thinking of going to metal ones this tim round. anyone with any opinions about why one is better than another?

I did not really attempt to control temps when developing but would you guys say that it is actually an important factor tat i am just freely ignoring? results were acceptable to me imo

would be ordering some developer and bulk rolls from USA soon so if anyone would like to share shipping with me let me know too!
Didnt saw this post just bought a bulk roll and developers (that ruby dont have)..from b&h we could have shared the shipping


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Fudgecakes

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Didnt saw this post just bought a bulk roll and developers (that ruby dont have)..from b&h we could have shared the shipping

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Oh mannn. Cheaper to get bulk rolls from b&h than ruby?
 

2peng

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Its almost the same... I just want to get a microphen developer to try thats why decided to get it all there... And when i asked ruby hp5 was out of stock


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markesg

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Hey guys, Recently decided to get back into shooting and developing B&W films.

I had previously used plastic reloadable canisters butI'm thinking of going to metal ones this tim round. anyone with any opinions about why one is better than another?

I did not really attempt to control temps when developing but would you guys say that it is actually an important factor tat i am just freely ignoring? results were acceptable to me imo

would be ordering some developer and bulk rolls from USA soon so if anyone would like to share shipping with me let me know too!
I have both plastic and metal film developing tanks. Personally, I prefer the metal ones as I find that the plastic Patterson tank I have leaks when turning the tank over during agitation. Metal is a bit trickier at first to load the film on the spool, but once you get used to it (practice with a dummy roll), it's a piece of cake. As for temperature, I think it's critical, especially for the developer. One tip to keep your chemicals at the right temp is to store them in a wine fridge before use. Otherwise, you can cool down the chemistry by placing the graduate containing the relevant chemical in a bath of ice water until the correct temperature is achieved. Good luck!