2481 film processing

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  1. mts

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    I have a long-frozen 100' roll of Kodak 2481 (infrared/Estar base) that I plan to play with in the near future. Kodak processing was for the ancient Versamat B&W processor with Versaflo developer and wonder if anybody has a formula, or suitable replacement for it for processing in Nikkor tanks.

    The usual starting place is of course D76 1:1 and also D19/4 min for higher contrast. I imagine I will find quite a high fog level in this old film, and am open to apug suggestions.

    Thanks!
     
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    2481 is just HIE (High Speed Infrared). See Kodak's F-13 datasheet.

    Expect base fog. Also, don't expect a lot of remaining IR sensitivity, the IR sensitizing dye isn't stable.
     
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    Thanks for the reference. As I recall, base fog was high when this film was new. We'll see how much if any IR sensitivity remains.
     
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    You still there? Since this is an old post, I'm not going to bother with it unless someone's listening.
     
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    Yes, still here, but film remains in the freezer because I have not found time to play with it.