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Finally, I developed my first roll of b&w film last night. Basically, I was using SS's method except I mixed all my chemicals at 20 deg C. Many thanks for his detailed instructions. I could not imagined that I can actually develop my own B&W film by myself at home :dunno: , that was the time before I read his thread... However, now I can :D ! Thanks thanks thanks! :love1:

At the same time, I still have some questions in my mind hope to get some opinion/advises from those experts here ;p

1. How can I tell/judge that the negative is well developed? ie. no under/over-developed, grain,... etc (because I assume that the development part will directly affect the quality of the final print)?

2. Yes, I mixed my chemical at 20 deg before I pour them into the tank. My question will be do I have to maintain this temp constantly ( I think the temp will definitely be increased) after pouring the chemical into the tank? Say for example the tank should put into a pail or something which contain some iced water that is at 20 deg C?

3. After I dried the 5 meter long negative, I find there are some water stain on the negative, can I simply use some wet cotton wool or soft cloth to clean it?

Hope to hear from all the nice guys here.

Thanks in advance!
 

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1. To assess if your negs are over or under-developed or just right, look at the film frame markers at the edges. Take a Kodak T100 film for instance, look for the 'Kodak' marking at the edge and see if it is too dark (under-developed) or too light (over-developed). Somewhere in between is fine.

2. Yes, the temperature will increase, unless you're working in an aircon room like at SAFRA dark-room. Theoretically you will have to maintain constant temperature, but with experience you will know how much compensation (in terms of temp/developing time) to use.

3. To remove water stains, you can soak them in a wetting agent and try drying them again. For stubborn stains, you can use soft sponge (must be super clean) to remove.

hope this helps.
 

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sfhuang said:
1. To assess if your negs are over or under-developed or just right, look at the film frame markers at the edges. Take a Kodak T100 film for instance, look for the 'Kodak' marking at the edge and see if it is too dark (under-developed) or too light (over-developed). Somewhere in between is fine.
I think mine is just nice, not too dark, not too light. :D


sfhuang said:
2. Yes, the temperature will increase, unless you're working in an aircon room like at SAFRA dark-room. Theoretically you will have to maintain constant temperature, but with experience you will know how much compensation (in terms of temp/developing time) to use.
That means I have to keep the temp as 18 or 19 deg before I pour the chemical into the tank in order to compensate for the increase in deg in the tank?


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3. To remove water stains, you can soak them in a wetting agent and try drying them again. For stubborn stains, you can use soft sponge (must be super clean) to remove.
Roger! Thanks! :D
 

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it's not his method he's clarified a lot of times.

i've also mentioned it's not his method.

you should thank him for showing the method though :)



anyway... if you do it at 20deg.. then uh.. isn't that just normal b&w film develolping ? lol

as in.. one of the methods of developing b&w film.. yeah...
 

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sumball said:
Finally, I developed my first roll of b&w film last night. Basically, I was using SS's method except I mixed all my chemicals at 20 deg C. Many thanks for his detailed instructions. I could not imagined that I can actually develop my own B&W film by myself at home :dunno: , that was the time before I read his thread... However, now I can :D ! Thanks thanks thanks! :love1:
Yes, sor..r....y.! I should re-phrase the sentence to: ..... I was using the method which SS highlighted to us,.......

Anyway, thanks SS, sfhuang, sequitur, and of course other kind ppl here. :D
 

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