Ancient Infrared

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by PhotoPete, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. PhotoPete

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    I just found a relic from my past life- a roll of 35 mm infrared that I exposed 15-20 years ago. Anyone have any tips on how I should develop it?
     
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    Yikes. I tried to expose and process a roll of HIE that was a couple of years out of date and ended up with almost totally blank film. You might not have much luck with the IR emulsion holding up. HC-110 dil. B for 6-8 minutes is what I used to use for this film, which gives it a good load of contrast. Good luck!

    Peter Gomena
     
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    I don't know what to tell you. I've developed some 4x5 HIE (exp date 1977) (exposed & developed a year or two ago) and got images on the film, but my developing skills were not good at the time; this is pre-Jobo. I was using D76 1:1. I don't recall the dev. time off the top of my head.
     
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    I have HIE in the freezer dated 2004 about a year old, and the results are good. HC110 1:45 from concentrate Jobo 5 min 68F
     
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    I would cut the film in half.

    The first half I would develop for 2 x original time, the second for 8 x original time.

    I'd probably use ID11 or DF76 stock.


    Graham


    Graham.