Thanks rain-man. will go to those places and stock few boxes. was really frustrated searching it. tried holland village, plaza singapura, vivocity, IMM, still couldn't find washing soda. should ask you where to find washing soda when we met at Adelphi last time :sweat:You can buy Arm & Hammer washing soda at certain Cold Storage outlets e.g. Jelita. Also available at other supermarkets such as Tanglin Mall, Jason's (at Claymore) and market place at Paragon. It is in the laundry section and looks similar to the packaging of the baking soda shown in Oceanpriest's message above. Less than S$10 per box.
You can buy powdered Vitamin C from a local seller on eBay Singapore.
As for Potassium Bromide, I purchased mine from a Russian seller on eBay US. No problem with customs or postal authorities. There's also a Korean seller who sells the chemical but in larger bottles.
Thanks JK. I developed 12-15 frames for my 1st attempt, for 2nd attempt I developed full 36 frames. Perhaps I need to adjust the timing/temp/developer/agitation, especially the baking soda since I don't know how much washing soda was converted from baking soda when I ovened it.Nice try!
Very nice results, esp the ones in the 1st attempt.
went to ruby just now and got the entire kit to do development.. developer and fixer are both Ilford...Caffenol is never cheap, IMHO. Rodinal/HC-110/D76 are cheaper.
ilford ddx? fine grain developer for pushing tri-x to 1600sfoto100 said:went to ruby just now and got the entire kit to do development.. developer and fixer are both Ilford...
i guess they are more expensive than Rodinal/HC-110/D76.. should have read your post first.. ;p
so Rodinal/HC-110/D76 are also available in Ruby?
finally i manage to know what is meant by push ...:sweat:ilford ddx? fine grain developer for pushing tri-x to 1600
D76 not sure
Yes, ilford DDX is good fine grain developer, but they said the shelf life is not so good as rodinal/hc-110. Ilford said once you opened, you need to finish it within 3 months. Try move it to smaller size bottle to prevent oxidation, if possible.finally i manage to know what is meant by push ...:sweat:
yes i bought the Ilford DDX... i supposed it is one of the better developer, am i right?
so i guess the price for those 3 will be much lower than Ilford DDX. hmm.. i think i should have bought those cheaper one as i have no experience in film development at all...
should i go get those cheaper ones and keep my Ilford DDX for the time being?
so u mean Ilford DDX can still produce fine grain even when push to 1600 from iso100?
i'm sorry. ruby is selling d76, bought one pack @ $10 from ruby.ilford ddx? fine grain developer for pushing tri-x to 1600
D76 not sure
Sorry to dig old thread. Recently, I found out that kitchen salt can be used as fixer too.Hi Oceanpriest,
We met while collecting our MO at Raytoei. I am new to self development of film and yr caffenol process is superb. May I know if the above are the only substances needed to develop your film via caffenol? I am unable to attempt using any chemicals as I hv pets at home. Perhaps caffenol could be an alternative for me to try out. Your advise much appreciated.
Very cool!oceanpriest said:Brewing caffenol again after almost 1 year. Last year coffee went bad already, got mould, so get new bottle of nescafe.
adjust for 500ml (can develop 2 rolls in stainless tank)
1. 500 ml water
2. 27 gram washing soda (found this at cold storage next to botanic garden mrt)
3. 8 gram vitamin-c
4. 20 gram nescafe classic
5. 0.5 gram potassium bromide
develop for 15 mins at 20 celcius. agitation for first 30 seconds, then 3 inversions each minute.
expired fomapan 100
will try tmax100 next
i haven't tried fixing using kitchen salt yet...oceanpriest:
thanks for all your experimentation....
one question: does salt fix well ? can i use it for normal developer fixer ?