Cross processing with C41 black and white film.

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Steve Smith, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Steve Smith

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    I have just seen a question on another forum asking if it is possible to cross process a C41 black and white film.

    i.e. Ilford XP2 in E6.

    Has anyone tried this?



    Steve.
     
  2. RobertV

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    You will get green "B&W" slides but unfortunately no good printable or projectable B&W slides.

    Best regards,

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    Hi Steve,
    Yes you can get respectable results. Tends to be high contrast, like most cross processing.
    Attached is XP2 in Tetenal E6
    Best wishes
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    A few years ago I did it with Kodak's chromogenic b&w film. It needed to be over exposed by a good many stops (at least 4 if I recall correctly) and produced a beautiful cyan tinted slide that was projectable. I also tried lowering the pull and increasing the development, but the highlights went pink.
     
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    And an example of the cyan tint
     

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