Development

C-41 film in Rodinal

by Todd on May 17, 2012

I’ve seen a few examples of people doing this, so I wanted to give it a try. I’ve got a couple of dozen rolls of Fuji 800, expired 2003, which I thought was a good candidate film. I exposed the film at ISO 400. I used a 1:80 dilution of Rodinal for 90 minutes, with […]

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New shots on Ilford FP4

by Todd on September 19, 2011

Just sort of a random collection. Shot with the F100 and Zeiss 100/2 Makro-Planar (as usual…hehe…it’s hard not to use this great combo!). Developed in 1:25 Rodinal, for 10 minutes, in my new Kindermann metal tank. The feature shot of the truck, above, was shot at box speed (125), as were the first five shots […]

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AckK! Developing Failure

by Todd on September 19, 2011

I am clearly still a n00b. I developed a roll of LegacyPro (Neopan) 100, pushed two stops, with the same 10-minute Rodinal (1:25) protocol I’ve been using lately, with horrible results: At first I had no idea what had gone wrong. Could have been the film, the developer, the scanner, etc. I was kinda bummed. […]

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Metal Tanks and Reels

by Todd on September 19, 2011

When I first jumped into developing my own film, I thought the metal reels looked a lot harder to load, so I bought a cheap plastic tank with two plastic reels. They’ve basically been fine, and are indeed very easy to load. But one of the reels seems to have developed a problem, and my […]

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Neopan 400 Pushed Two Stops

by Todd on September 15, 2011

While I’ve really liked the coarse grain of Rodinal stand development, I’m also pretty impressed with how clean a scan I can get by pushing the LegacyPro (Neopan) 400 by two stops and doing a quicker process, with frequent agitation. These were all shot at 1600, and processed for 10 minutes in 1:25 Rodinal, with […]

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Finishing Off a Roll

by Todd on September 4, 2011

Just a few random snapshots I took so I could finish up this roll, since I had a chance to do some developing yesterday. Nikon F100 with the Zeiss 100/2 Makro-Planar. LegacyPro (Neopan) 100, exposed at 400, developed in Rodinal 1:25 for 10 minutes, with brief agitation once per minute.

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Parting Shot

by Todd on September 4, 2011

“Parting” for two reasons: it was one one of the last shots I took at this wedding, and it may be among my last professional wedding shots ever. Not because I haven’t enjoyed many aspects of every wedding I’ve shot, or because I wasn’t happy with the results. It just stresses me out to be […]

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Some New (for me) Ilford Films

by Todd on July 9, 2011

Sam was in yesterday for headshots, and I had some film I really wanted to try: Ilford HP5 Plus 400 and Ilford FP4 Plus 125. These were acquisitions from an expired film bargain bin, and I had never worked with either emulsion. So after getting a few digital shots in the bag, I broke out […]

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A Few Shots from the F100

by Todd on June 5, 2011

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted here; longer than I intended, and not because I’ve lost interest in shooting film. I’ve just been really busy with other stuff. But I dug out the F100 today and did a few portrait shots of Diane, even though she wasn’t thrilled with the idea. Then […]

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A Quick Dip in Rodinal

by Todd on April 10, 2011

I’ve processed 7 or 8 rolls of film by now, all in Rodinal, and most usingĀ  a steep dilution (1:100) and a “stand” protocol. In this case I wanted to try a more typical protocol, and see how it affected grain and contrast. The film was LegacyPro 400, which is said to be re-badged Fuji […]

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