Efke 50 (@50) reversal preliminary results

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Alessandro Serrao, May 3, 2009.

  1. Alessandro Serrao

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    As usual I get much better results from the reversal process than from the normal one (negative).
    The grain is much finer, the tonality is wonderful (for a 35mm frame) and scanning is easier (although it doesn't make justice to it).

    The procedure seems to be the SAME irrespective of the emulsion type: that is 12min in D-19 + 2g hypo per 250ml, @18°C. The remaining steps are the same (the second developer type must be any strong developer you have handy - this time I deviated from plain D-19 and used Rodinal).
    I get little emulsion damage near sprocket holes with Efke film and permanganate bleach but I suspect it's due to friction inside the camera or possibly a film defect.

    Here's the examples:

    1) http://www.flickr.com/photos/37785580@N03/3498498778/

    2) http://www.flickr.com/photos/37785580@N03/3498526424/ This one is underexposed

    3) http://www.flickr.com/photos/37785580@N03/3498497190/in/photostream/

    4) http://www.flickr.com/photos/37785580@N03/3497679775/in/photostream/

    5) http://www.flickr.com/photos/37785580@N03/3497678581/in/photostream/
     
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