Develop by inspection masochists take notice...

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by Robert Hall, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Robert Hall

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    From our favorite auction site... I don't see these very often...

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    Does that really work with newer films? I thought Infrared light was the only "safe" light for modern films.
     
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    T-Max is the only film that specifically warns against this method. The magenta dyes used prevent you from seeing anything on the film.
     
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    You can develop films by inspection??????
     
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    Yes. It has a learning curve, but isn't hard to do. It works best with sheet film in open trays. www.michaelandpaula.com has a forum that discusses it pretty well if the search here doesn't turn anything up.
     
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    Quite interesting thank you. I did not know you could do it.
     
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    At one point I created an IR light table, developed the film in a glass tray above the table and viewed the entire development with IR goggles. Was pretty cool, but my LF days are over thanks to back troubles.
     
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    Now THAT must have looked like a scene out of some 1950s B-grade, b&w, mad scientist, sci-fi thriller...

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    I may have one in the "archives".

    Never used one, though. I agree about the masochism ... :blink: