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SnapDawg

Rorschach Test Pilot
Apr 18, 2014
Canary Islands
Ken
Been there, done it, thanks Amin!
It's just that I have all my film gear, negatives, slides etc... stored in some boxes somewhere, waiting to be shipped one day but for some strange reason the darkroom stuff is still here. All it needs is another OM1 or 2 or an F3, a 35mm lens and some rolls; all in all cheaper than a decent dinner for two.
 
Jan 31, 2011
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
Joined. I keep looking at my old Minolta, my even older Zeiss and a newer Pentax Espio 738 compact and thinking they should not just lay about. Getting film developed over here though, ugh. Might have to invest in some darkroom gear. There's certain to be some floating about in the second hand markets.

In the meantime, I have both negative and print scanners to put to work :)
 

Lawrence A.

Hall of Famer
Nov 8, 2012
New Mexico
Larry
Joined. I keep looking at my old Minolta, my even older Zeiss and a newer Pentax Espio 738 compact and thinking they should not just lay about. Getting film developed over here though, ugh. Might have to invest in some darkroom gear. There's certain to be some floating about in the second hand markets.

In the meantime, I have both negative and print scanners to put to work :)
Well, all you really need is a bathroom you can get dark (and occasionally mess up), some reels, a thermometer, and you're set to go. Chemistry, of course. Though I have daylight tanks, I don't use them. Years of processing commercially on a sink line gave me the habit of developing in open tanks in the dark, and with a decent rod for the reels, anything deep and wide enough can become a tank.

So Sue, we all know there's not much you need to develop some film and we fully expect you to get crackin'!:laugh:

Oh! And darkroom stuff is cheap now; better get some before the film renaissance boosts the prices.
 

pdh

Legend
Jan 2, 2011
Unless you have a yen to shoot sheet film and develop it in trays, there's really no need for a darkrrom at all if all you want to do is develop but not print - for roll film anyway.
A Paterson Universal tank, a couple of reels and a darkbag for loading the film, and of course chemicals for processing.
If you want to get really basic, you can develop your film in instant coffee, vitamin C and washing soda. You'll still need fixer though of course.
 

SnapDawg

Rorschach Test Pilot
Apr 18, 2014
Canary Islands
Ken
I did a lot of crazy stuff back in the labs but nothing there comes close to the magic of developing some film in my book. I often wish they had never invented all that digital stuff; it has thoroughly spoiled me but who knows ...
 
Jan 31, 2011
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
Unless you have a yen to shoot sheet film and develop it in trays, there's really no need for a darkrrom at all if all you want to do is develop but not print - for roll film anyway.
A Paterson Universal tank, a couple of reels and a darkbag for loading the film, and of course chemicals for processing.
If you want to get really basic, you can develop your film in instant coffee, vitamin C and washing soda. You'll still need fixer though of course.
Of course!! Silly me, I completely forgot about that. Once the film is developed, a scanner can do the rest :) I don't want to print, particularly. Thanks for the timely reminder, Paul. See, its been at least 30 years since I did any of that, I had forgotten :0
 

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