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harlemshooter

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developing color negs and/or transparancies at home
« on: December 07, 2009, 08:06:00 PM »

how many do this?  are there any good tutorials on setting up one's own "lab?"  i read on largeformatphotography that sensitization is a big problem.
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DanielStone

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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2009, 11:33:58 PM »

howdy!

you might want to waddle over to www.apug.org

its a film-discussion only forum. no digi talk. I'm over there, and frequent it quite regularly.

I don't want this to go stale, and I'd like to see you get the info you need. Go to APUG. you'll get the answers in no time flat.

blessings,

Dan
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010, 11:22:47 AM »

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how many do this?  are there any good tutorials on setting up one's own "lab?"  i read on largeformatphotography that sensitization is a big problem.

I'm doing 220 and 35mm E-6 using daylight roll tanks.  The Kodak "5 liter" kit produces great results, at significantly less expense than commercial labs.
You don't really need a 'lab,' just a bunch of beakers and a large tray full of moving, temperature controlled water.  You can go with a dedicated, electronically controlled thermostat driven system, or kludge together something using a fountain pump, manually adding hot water to the bath as necessary.    

As suggested, APUG will deliver plenty of specific advice (and opinions!).    

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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2010, 12:55:22 PM »

In my experience, color neg is fairly straightforward. You need a water bath approximating 100-F, and the right chemistry, otherwise it's no different than b+w neg. (My experience was about 10,000 rolls of color neg developed in small tanks in nine years as an AP stringer. I could soup film while half drunk and three quarters asleep.) I did try slide film once or twice, but of course it's a little more particular about the details like exact times and temps.
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2010, 05:33:16 PM »

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I could soup film while half drunk and three quarters asleep.) I did try slide film once or twice, but of course it's a little more particular about the details like exact times and temps.
the trick with slide film is being only a quarter drunk and no more than a third asleep ...
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