Processing Rollei Infrared Film In Total Darkness

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Thanasis, May 11, 2008.

  1. Thanasis

    Thanasis Member

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    Hi,
    This probably seems like a stupid question...but before i wreck some quite expensive film i just thought i would ask the question.
    I don't have a darkroom and I am a bit paranoid about the sensitivity of Rollei infrared film (120) and wanted to make sure that I don't have to darken the room while loading the reels and processing the film. I have read that it needs to be processed in absolute darkness.

    Is it okay to process Rollei infrared film in a sunlit bathroom in daylight-filling Nikor stainless-steel tanks (which i will load with the film in cloth changing bag)?

    Thanks very much,
    Thanasis
     
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    You shouldn't have any problems treating it like normal panchromatic B&W film. It's not very IR sensitive (compared to kodak HIE).
     
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    The minimum quantity of darkness is one tankful. So as long as your processing tank doesn't leak, you should be fine.
     
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    ROLLEI IR

    Hi Thanasis,
    a special cloth changing back will be good enough to load the ROLLEI IR into the stainless-steel-tank. NO problem!

    Regards
    Wolf:wink:
     
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    Thankyou one and all. I'll give it a go on the weekend. I'll be processing in ID-11.