Freestyle is a photographers online shop. You can buy anything you want from them. If you want to develop BW and if you need developer , try to start with powder 2 pounds package of D76 Kodak Developer. You can buy a small tank for your development. D76 comes in powdered form and needed to be mixed to 80 celcius degree water with stirring until it completely mixes. You would be needed to buy a light airtight canister to secure it.
Developing tank comes with metal or plastic reels which could be swithched to 120 or 35 mm film. 120 film is 6 centimeters or 2.4 inches to 1 meter thing , 35mm film is 1 inch to 1 meter or 3 feets thing.
You can swith the reels to spiral the film inside either for 2.4 inches or 1 inches film.
You might be able to open the 35 mm canister - you need a opener- in the dark , remove the film in dark and spiral inside of reel.
Lets make everything clear and easy. First buy a color negative film , order to develop it at walgreens after you take the pictures and tell the labman not to cut the film in to small pieces.
Buy a tank , open it , remove the reel and work with your uncut film to spiral it inside of reel. After 5 th try , try another session in dark.
When you are keen to spiral your film in to reel at dark , you are ready to do the same with your bw film.
Dont open the canister without dark , you need complete darkness and no light leak.
You bought 35mm BW Negative Film - for example arista edu - , you loaded to your camera , took the pictures , come home , go inside of darkroom , open the canister , remove the film , spiral in to reel at dark , put the reel in to tank , close the top of the tank at dark , open the lights.
You put the developer when it is 21 celcius degrees in to the tank from hole , - you would need to wait approximatelly 7 minutes or so - Everything written on d76 package - and unload the developer from the tank - NOW YOU NEED KODAK FIXER- put the fixer from the tank hole and red the package , how much you would need to wait and unload the fixer and wash your negatives. They are ready. Order scans , inkjet , laser prints or order prints from a lab , they are listed at APUG.
All you need to make bw photography for Canonet,
35mm bw negative film from freestyle - for example arista edu - 3 dollars per roll
developing tank , which its reels switchable either 120 or 35.
Film canister opener
D76 Kodak Film developer
Kodak BW Fixer
Liquid temperature measuring device around 18 to 25 Celcius degrees
And a good eye and passion for art and study your Canonet manual , new cells
Best of luck ,
Last edited by Mustafa Umut Sarac; 12-09-2012 at 10:36 AM. Click to view previous post history.