B&W Transparancies

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Silverprinter, May 10, 2005.

  1. Silverprinter

    Silverprinter Member

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    I've been reading about Agfa's Scala film and all the kudos it gets. Does anyone know of any b&W transparancy film that can be processed in a home darkroom?
     
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    Any B&W film can be. I think Kodak makes a kit. Or you can mix up your own chemicals. There used to be a pretty good website with all the formulas but that site seems to have gone away. Worse I don't think it's archived any place. So unless somebody has the stuff printed out that's a big loss. The Ilford website I think still has some info on making B&W slides.
     
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    Scala is also a good negative film but the price is a little steep to use it that way.
     
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    Yep, it works well in Rodinal Special.
     
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    FOMAPAN R 100

    Agfa Scala is expensive but comes in 120mm size as well as 35mm. J&C Photo carries Fomapan R 100 which they describe as "a panchromatic black-and-white reversal film intended for taking black-and-white slides."
     
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    thanks, I'll check out the referneced sites and have some fun!
     
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    Agfa APX100, APX400, Ilford FP4+ give good results. APX100 quite as good as scala.
    Claude
     
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    Worth noting here; this film can *only* be processed for positives; it has a silver antihalation layer and will be solid black if processed as a negative. I've read that it's possible to bleach away the antihalation layer and leave a negative, but I'd expect such treatment to also be detrimental to the shadows in the image (and it'd be silly to do that when Fomapan 100 negative film is cheaper -- except that the R 100 comes in 16 mm, which would be handy for submini cameras).
     
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    Foma r-100

    Just got my first roll of Foma r-100 back that was done with the dr-5 process. So far looks pretty good but will have to get out the loupe tonight and really look at it.
    I shot it in a Horizon 202 panoramic.