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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Develoment Help!
From: "Simon Lamb" <simon@sclamb.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 21:12:24 -0000
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Andrew

Modern emulsions are more hardened and resistant to scratches so you can
normally fix without hardener.  if you use hardener you need to wash for 20
or so minutes.  Without hardener you can wash for 10 minutes.  At least, I
wash for 10 minutes and things look fine so far.  Jim said 20 minutes in his
email and he knows more than me so I would follow his advice if anyone's.

Simon

Andrew Touchon wrote:

> Jim Brick, Jeffery L. Smith, Simon Lamb, Mike Durling, Allan Wafkowski,
Adam
> Bridge, Tom Finnergan and Bill Larson.
>
>  Many thanks to all of you that responded to my cry for help.  I just
> visited the local photo store and made  them very happy.  I do have one
last
> question.  In Jim's instructions he said "Fix for 4 minutes in rapid fixer
> without hardener."  What happens it I use the hardener?
>
> Thanks again,
>
> Andrew Touchon
> Virginia Beach, VA
> atouchon@cox.net
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jim Brick" <jim@brick.org>
> To: <leica-users@mejac.palo-alto.ca.us>;
<leica-users@mejac.palo-alto.ca.us>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 5:38 PM
> Subject: [Leica] Re: Develoment Help!
>
>
> >
> > >On Wednesday, February 27, 2002, at 03:45 PM, Andrew Touchon wrote:
> > >>Hello Group,
> > >>
> > >>I'm going to attempt to develop 35mm B&W film and I need some help on
> > >>getting started.  I will not be printing, just developing the
negatives
> and
> > >>then scanning them into digital format.
> > >>
> > >>As a neophyte, I would appreciate any recommendations you have
> concerning
> > >>easy to use B&W film and associated chemicals to for general purpose
> > >>photography i.e.. photos of people and things in natural light, ASA
> range of
> > >>50 to 400.
> >
> >
> > D-76 1:1 (one part mixed concentrate to one part water) is the industry
> > standard. Has been for decades. Can't miss. Produces great results.
> >
> > Agfa APX-100 (ISO 100) for 14 min at 68.
> >
> > Tri-X (ISO 400) for 12 min at 68.
> >
> > Fuji Neopan 1600 (ISO 1600) for 10 min at 68.
> >
> > Fuji Neopan 1600 (ISO 3200) in straight D76 for 18 min at 68. (contrast
> city!)
> >
> > Invert the tank a couple of times each minute.
> >
> > Pour developer down the drain when finished.
> >
> > Rinse a couple of water rinses.
> >
> > Fix for 4 minutes in rapid fixer without hardener.
> >
> > Return fixer to bottle.
> >
> > Wash for 20-30 minutes.
> >
> > Put film (not the reels) in distilled water with a few drop of Photoflo
> > mixed in, for a minute or so.
> >
> > Hang to dry.


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