Quote Originally Posted by joeyk49
I developed my first roll of film!

Okay, so the History Channel won't be knocking at my door anytime soon, but hey, its been thirty years in the making...

24 frames of Ilford PAN F+ 50

Developed in Ilfosol S 1+9...pretty much textbook...4 minutes

Kodak Stop

Kodak Fix

Kodak Photoflow 200

I thought I screwed the whole thing up when it came out of the tank. 3/4 of the middle of the roll concisted of frame after frame of almost completely clear film with one dark spot in it....

Until I remembered that I had been trying to get some decent shots of the lunar eclipse...DUH!

Another analog monster emerges from the primordial soup...MUAHAHAHAHA!!!
Congratulations! <pause while I sip some wine as a toast to you>
I don't see a pre-soak in there. If you're going to develop for short times, you should add in a pre-soak of the film in 68 degree water for oh, 2-3 minutes. This will swell the gelatin emulsion so that when the developer goes in it won't have to take the time to do that and it can get to work right away.
It's a good safety precaution.

Now, on to printing my friend!!!