clueless home developer
thinking about developing my own film at home to save money - its like $5-6 to develop a roll here
tri-x 400 120mm rated at 200
arista premium 100 35mm
arista premium 400 35mm
how can i determine the developing times?
arista 100 is plus-x - so 7min45sec at 21degrees at 1:1
arista 400 is tri-x - so 9min at 21degrees at 1:1
tri-x 400 rated at 200???? - maybe 13min at 21degrees at 1:1?
can i use regular tap water
things i'll need to buy:
film changing bag
35mm film canister opener - can i use something diy - like scissors or a bottle cap opener?
funnel to pour stop and fixer back into storage bottles
clothes-pin for hanging negatives
some kind of clip weight for drying negatives straight
i should make the whole gallon at once and divide the solution into 500ml plastic coke bottles and store in a cool place
i can use 250ml of developer with 250ml water to develop one roll of 120mm or two rolls of 35mm at 1:1 in my patterson plastic developing tank
discarding the developer after each use, i'll be able to develop 15 rolls of 120mm or 30 rolls of 35mm
kodak indicator stop
dilute 1 part concentrate with 63 parts water
i have no idea how i should prepare this - all at once? just like 1 liter?
and how many times can i reuse stop bath
again, have no clue, make all at once because its powder?
how many times can i reuse fixer
kodak hypo clearing agent
why don't they have this in 1 gallon , can i use legacypro instead
make all at once?
kodak photo flo
do you use this at full concentrate
is this even necessary
can i dump these chemicals down the sink
Last edited by chij; 06-05-2011 at 03:14 AM. Click to view previous post history.