Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,331   Posts: 1,537,294   Online: 1042
      
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1
    hoshisato's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Luxembourg
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    50

    Caffenol ingredients in Luxembourg, France or German supermarkets

    H, just read the Caffenol Cookbook & Bible and very keen to get started after having developed my own negatives in HC-110 and Rodinal for years. I've recently moved to Luxembourg and trying to find my way around the shops. Are there any Caffenol users from Luxembourg, France or Germany in this group? If so, could you let me know where you buy your washing soda, vitamin-C, potassium-bromide, etc and what brands? Thanks!

  2. #2
    AgX
    AgX is offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    8,540
    Suvatlar company
    (not a supermarket)

    see their listings via Moersch:

    http://www.moersch-photochemie.de/content/rohchemie

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Luxembourg
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    93
    Images
    5
    hi Hoshisato, are there more Apug'ers than the two of us in Luxembourg? I doubt.
    No, I drink the coffee and develop in Xtol or Prescysol - coffee from Cactus, Prescysol from MonochromePhotography and Xtol from AGPhotography, both UK.
    Good luck with the coffee (sure you'll find all the basic ingredients at Cactus, BelleEtoile)
    Peter

  4. #4
    hoshisato's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Luxembourg
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    50
    Cheers, I'll do some more exploring of the Cactus in near-by Bascharage. I've seen lots of photographers in Belval where I work and in Grund, but all carrying DSLRs. Today I got some weird looks with my Pentax 67II today :-)

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    local
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    16,166
    Blog Entries
    1
    Images
    6
    hi hoshisato

    im not in europe but was able to get the ingredients there when i was in france.
    the coffee was easy it was found at the large grocery chain marmut ( i think that was the name )
    the cheapest i could find was "el gringo" instant coffee, it worked great !
    the washing soda and vit c i unfortunately bought at a pharmacy i wasn't able to find them locally .. BUT
    i know now you can convert baking soda ( sodium bicarbonate ) to washing soda by purging the moisture out
    in an oven. spread it on a cookie sheet and heat for a while at a low temperature.
    i can't recommend where to find the vit c. maybe someone locally can suggest where to find it,
    i know in some places in europe ( northern europe ) the vit c sometimes has other things mixed into it ...

    maybe reinhold's caffenol blog can help direct you too
    good luck !
    ( and have fun )
    john
    silver magnets, trickle tanks sold
    artwork often times sold for charity
    PM me for details

  6. #6
    AgX
    AgX is offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    8,540
    Vitamin C (as pure powder) can be bought in Germany at every pharmacist, I guess the same would be true for Benelux.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    local
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    16,166
    Blog Entries
    1
    Images
    6
    i bought vit c in france at a pharmacy it cost a king's ransom around 30euro for about 1Kg( i was in a small village near switzerland )
    it is inexpensive in germany or luxembourg ? in the states i can get 1lb ( a little less than .5 Kg ) for 8$USD
    silver magnets, trickle tanks sold
    artwork often times sold for charity
    PM me for details

  8. #8
    AgX
    AgX is offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    8,540
    At german pharmacies it is about 2.50€/100g.
    Suvatlar asks for the same quality 22.50€/100g.

  9. #9
    Steve Smith's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Ryde, Isle of Wight
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    8,592
    Images
    122
    Quote Originally Posted by phelger View Post
    I drink the coffee
    What a horrible idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by phelger View Post
    develop in Xtol or Prescysol
    That's a better idea!


    Steve.
    "People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.

  10. #10
    hoshisato's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Luxembourg
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    50
    Thanks everybody!

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