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  1. BocaNY

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    Hi Everyone. It's great to find a forum for people we love photography both film and digital. I've started up again with my photography when I started traveling a few years ago. I have three cameras a Nikon FE for film, Nikon D7000 and my Lumix for point and shoot. Even though I have a DSLR I still can't get used to it and prefer to use my film SLR. Hard part about shooting film is finding places that will develop it or finding a darkroom. I love shooting b&w.

    Cheers!

    BocaNY​
     
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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG!

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    Never a problem. I have a sophisticated darkroom right here in my house, aka bathroom.... :whistling: All it takes is a little bit of space to process film. Printing is a bit different.... Welcome to APUG.
     
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    Doesn't take much at all to develop b&w film. Then a decent scanner to scan the negs is all one needs.
     
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    True I would do that if I was home but am traveling around to different countries for the year.
     
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    I do have a good scanner with me though am still trying to figure out how to get the best results from it. Also going into the darkroom is like mediation for me. :smile:
     
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    I assume you're shooting 35mm, right? If so you need chemistry, a processing tank and reel, a bottle opener (for opening the film canister), and a changing bag to open the film and load it on the reel in, and possibly a water bath to control temperatures (definitely needed for color). Oh and a thermometer. No darkroom required for processing film as you're handling the unprocessed film inside the changing bag.

    For 120/220 film, omit the bottle opener as it is not needed.

    Welcome to APUG!
     
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    Welcome to APUG!
     
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    Welcome to APUG.
     
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    great to see you here !

    film in a changing bag is easy to load on reels ..
    you can mcgyver develop with stuff you find
    at a grocery store ( coffee, vit c and washing soda )
    you just need to mule some old fashioned hypo
    and mix it as you go ...

    good luck !
    john
     
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    I have thought about developing b&w on the road. The problem I can't get over is where to dry the negatives so no dust or stuff or people get to them while drying.
     
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    Hi Boca, Welcome to APUG! For a place to dry your negatives, a piece of string, film clips (or clothes pegs) and the shower cubicle will do the the trick with the added advantage of being able to run the shower for ten minutes first and the steam will damp down any dust.
     
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    Thanks for the tip Molli:smile:
     
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    Boca - hello and welcome to APUG!