I'm not tray developing because I don't have a permanent darkroom at the moment. if at 17 degrees 5 1/5 is enough then at 20 degrees it should be around 3 minutes right? give or take.
Originally Posted by heterolysis
so I'll try more developing time.
Another problem I have is that I can only shoot one, process one, shoot one - process, so it all takes a long time. anyway, nevermind.
Sounds like you are on the right track.
Originally Posted by himself
Just don't do what I did last night or the other day. With these low concentrations things can go wrong. I made both mistakes...
1. Stir the developer to completely mix it.
2. Don't wash out the mixing vessel after adding the 1 part of concentrate.
Yup I meant to develop in Dektol 1:9, and instead I carefully measured 1 part Dektol. Asked my wife what's 9 times 3. She told me 27 and I carelessly rinsed out the beaker, added 9 parts water and saw it was short of the 30 ounces total, so I added 3 more ounces of water.
I developed a roll of film for 5 minutes in 10 parts water last night.
that's unfortunate, I know I shouldn't but I did laugh
it finally worked ha-cha-cha...
the positive was inverted in photoshop for now, but I'm gonna try making a positive in camera later.
the final working solution was:
dev: 1:100 rodinal, 20 degrees, 5.30 minutes
stop and fix to manufacturer specs.
so a couple more questions, how do you stop them curling? and what's the best way to meter making a positive? bearing in mind I'll be using a camera instead of a "real" enlarger. Is it ok to just meter as if I was simply taking a picture?
Last edited by himself; 01-14-2013 at 06:14 AM. Click to view previous post history.
Just a bit curious; how did you check exposure on your digital (that has a minimum of ISO 100) against papers that are... what.. ISO 3?
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I tested at iso 100 and then worked it down in whole stops from there