I'm in a small alpine country in the middle of Europe :-) If there was someone locally I might go for it, but given the age of the film (it's obviuoly been in the camera for at least 30 years) I won't. I'll process it as BW and see what comes out. I can then give it the old digital scan and treatment.
I'll post results here (if there are any)
I just ran in the same problem (found an AgfaColor CNS film exposed in old camera), and maybe I am not the King of google searches, but I am just unable to found anywhere
an usable answer about time/dev combinaison used when B&W processing C22 films ! When this thread coming up in APUG, I believe I got it, close, but no cigars !
Just to precise this :
- No, I am not going to send it to ProcessC22 in UK
- No, I am not going to gather all the chemicals to make my homemade real C22 process...
So, for all the good fellows who (or who has heard of...) developping in B&W C22 colors films, what is your departing time, using, for example HC110 ?
I just got a bottle of HC110 only for this kind of works...
Many thanks in advance,
Just as a side note, to avoid mixing things up: the CNS was succeeded by the CNS 400. The latter was no longer designed according the Agfacolor- but the Ektachrome-principle and was processed according to C-41.
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Film is at least 30 years old and stored under dubious conditions, probably not worth the bother to develop it.
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I developed the film this evening, 10 minutes in DD-X 1+4. The film is badly damaged but a few frames have some detail on them. I can see the shots were of a sports team, most likely a football team (British), from Scotland. I look forward to scanning them and trying to salvage some details.
It was fun anyway.
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Hopefully the analogue God(esses) won't strike me down, but when you do the $can, make sure to use the color setting to help with that mask.
great haircuts. definitely 1970s. what a terrible decade.
Thanks you very much for posting the time/dev guideline and your results, they are great, even if the film base is damaged, the latent image seems to be correctly developped !
Originally Posted by Ghostman
I have to try with my film, now.
Films that used the C-22 process had oily couplers that required benzyl alcohol in the developer. Agfa held patents on those that didn't need this special solvent. After the patents expired everywhere, we got C-41.
This is quoted in the reference as the official Kodak formula for C-22 developer.
Water 800 ml
Benzyl alcohol 5 ml
Foamex 0.01ml (anti-foam agent)
Calgon 2.5 g (sodium hexametaphosphate)
Sodium sulfite 1.85g
Sodium bromide 1.4 g
Potassium iodide 0.5 mg (500 micrograms)
Borax (decahydrate) 58.8 g
Sodium hydroxide 12.5 g
CD-3 5 g
Water to make 1 l
pH at 75F = 10.7
Develop the old Kodacolor (C-22 process) about 13 minutes at 75F.
Ref: Dignan Photographic Newsletter, January 1974