Slide film in RA4

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by keithwms, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. keithwms

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    Yes, for absolutely no reason other than spare time and curiosity, I developed some astia 100F in RA4 chems.

    The result was a very thick negative image, despite running it for only 45 sec at a lukewarm temp. The image would probably be printable- it certainly was scannable.

    Any suggestions? Next I'll try a more dilute mix at lower temp.
     
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    Maybe let it sit in the blix for 10 min or so, there is way more silver in film than in RA4 paper, your thick neg probably has a lot of metallic silver in it. C41 bleach is approx 6 min and so is the fixer, without looking at the instructions. :smile:
     
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    It would be interesting to see the scan..
     
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    Ditto
     
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    Your wish is my command. I am attaching a scan of a quick self portrait. No adjustments other than flipping the neg to positive. The sheet was rather clumsily handled, please pay not attention to the drying marks etc.

    astia_ra4_4545.jpg
     
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    Wow, almost look like redscale
     
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    Yeah well some of that is my sunburn... :D
     
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    A candidate for a new avatar if I have ever seen one :wink:
     
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    I think I'll stick with the b&w one, thank you.