Hey all!!! I know I haven't been on here in ages!! And when I was I wasn't that active but I'm back and ready to go crazy just life stuff kept me away getting married moving awesome stuff like that )


I'm posting this thread because I want to get into developing my own 35mm film!! I'm super stoked about this!! I just have a few questions that I hope you fine folks would help me with.

I'm not quite sure what chemicals to purchase. I know what I need developer,fixer,stop bath. I'm just not sure which brands...I read about using caffenol as a developer it sounded interesting to me. I just wanted to get some insight from some fellow apuggers as to what chemicals I should start out with.

Next question.. I have a roll of Ilford HP5 400 in my Minolta X700 and I have the iso pushed right to 1600 would that have to get developed differently?

Thanks guys!! Appreciate any feedback