No, I don't want to take years and I'm very happy to learn from others who have done these things before. Of course, now I have been exposed to two versions of the reversal process – one advocating hypo and one the opposite – and so choosing one requires a certain leap of faith to someone who like me is a reversal neophyte. So i have to take things slowly and try one thing at a time.
Originally Posted by johnielvis
If I understand, your use of ferricyanide bleach is a way of fixing things if the end image is too dark. But my question is how to get the correct image balance in the first place without resorting to hypo or the use of ferricyanide bleach? I have not got there yet although your observation of keeping the development time to under 10 minutes is one I will take note of. Other factors in getting to the right final image seem to be nebulous. Correct kind of developer, correct dilution, correct temperature and correct dev time. From where I am it still appears to be a trial and error process – especially if as your say there is no single solution for all films! At the moment I can only go on other people's methods - especially those who have shown evidence of success and who have documented their process.
Yes I will try and get to read the Grant Milford Haist book but it is long out of print. Any PDFs around?
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