Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,550   Posts: 1,544,709   Online: 970
      
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    California
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    395
    Images
    9

    Can you process C-41 B/W film in B/W chemicals?

    Hey folks,

    I picked up a Holga and a few rolls of Ilford XP2 Super 400. Normally I would send off my film to a lab, but I am really itching to get into the dark room. I have no prior experience in there, but a good friend of mine does, and she is willing to teach me the ropes.

    That said, I am unsure if the dark room I have access too is for b/w film only, or if it also has the C-41 chemicals. If it does not have the necessary chemicals for developing color film, could I process the XP2 in b/w chemicals? Will I get some weird results?

    I leave for Brazil today with my church for a week, so sorry if I do not respond!

    Thanks for your help,

    Jason

  2. #2

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    509
    you can, but it won't turn out nearly as well as if you put it through c-41

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    southern california
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    33

    XP-2

    I have developed XP-1 (4x5) in ABC Pyro and had them turn out very well. Pat

  4. #4
    htmlguru4242's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Sandy Hook, CT
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    973
    The word is that they turn out OK, but not great.

    If you do a search here, you'll see lots of information on this topic.

  5. #5
    nicolai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    San Francisco, CA, US
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    190
    Here are some examples.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Calgary AB Canada
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    233
    Images
    8
    Hmm, processing photos from a Holga in less than ideal chemicals that produce less than excellent results. Sounds like what Holga's are all about.

  7. #7
    Thomas Bertilsson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Minnesota
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    14,289
    Images
    301
    That's pretty unnecessary. "Excellent" is all in the eyes of the beholder. To me excellent = interesting. Holga cameras produce very interesting photography, in the hands of a skilled user. Why could you not use a Holga to see if C-41 films process well in b&w chemistry?

    I think it's encouraging to see that C-41 film can be used for this purpose. I think I'll try some.

    - Thomas

    Quote Originally Posted by Kilgallb View Post
    Hmm, processing photos from a Holga in less than ideal chemicals that produce less than excellent results. Sounds like what Holga's are all about.
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

    "Make good art!" - Neil Gaiman

    "...the heart and mind are the true lens of the camera". - Yousuf Karsh

  8. #8
    mrtoml's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Sheffield, UK
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    546
    Images
    57
    I processed xp2 in diafine and they turned out much better than i thought.

    The ones tagged diafine in this folder:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alt-dig...7594469510771/

  9. #9
    Akki14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    London, UK
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    1,873
    Images
    210
    I find c-41 in B&W (or rather in my case, c-22 in B&W) incredibly hard to print with a deep orange mask. It's not easy to scan well either without lots of tweaking. So I'd find it frustrating as a beginning point for darkroom learning but there's nothing to stop you doing it.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    580
    Images
    18
    The Diafine box has a listing for XP2.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin