Film For those who still shoot film and want to develop at home....

Feb 6, 2015
124
Central Ohio, USA
Andrew

Basically a powder that you can get shipepd to you, add water and you are ready to develop your film.

Color and B&W options available, and cost is roughly $1 per roll.
 

siftu

Regular
Nov 10, 2018
33
Always good to see new products being launched. I still like XTOL for general B&W which is $10 for 6 months worth or 40+ rolls and tf-5 for the fixer. I have been using Unicolor powder kits for color but haven't shot much color in the past year.
 

NoSeconds

Top Veteran
Jan 1, 2017
104
Troy
Interesting, I’ve got 3 or 4 shot rolls of different black and white films, sitting undeveloped in a drawer around here somewhere...

Not many places in West Oz still develop colour film let alone B&W...
 

Les Klein

Veteran
Dec 10, 2015
104
Montreal area
This looks like great chemistry and an easy process. For me, though, it's three decades too late! I would have tried it when my B&W darkroom was still operational. OTH I still have a developing tank and reels, and I’m still curious, and ...

… What am I going to do with negatives in the digital world? How could I transform and enlarge the images with my scanner/printer and computer (without buying new equipment)?
 

agentlossing

Veteran
Mar 23, 2015
104
Andrew Lossing
Just a follow-up for anyone interested, I bought a pack of the DF96 powdered developer, and it has worked quite well for my first film developing experiments. It has a part A and part B which are mixed into distilled water. They take awhile to fully dissolve (or, at least, the coarser of the two does). I did it in an open-mouth jug for ease of pouring, but if you could get the powder into a regular jug with a tight lid, it would be easier to mix by shaking than stirring.
 

theoldsmithy

Hall of Famer
Jan 7, 2013
124
Cheshire, England
Martin Connolly
This looks like great chemistry and an easy process. For me, though, it's three decades too late! I would have tried it when my B&W darkroom was still operational. OTH I still have a developing tank and reels, and I’m still curious, and ...

… What am I going to do with negatives in the digital world? How could I transform and enlarge the images with my scanner/printer and computer (without buying new equipment)?
You can pick up a flatbed scanner with good resolution and negative scanning functions on eBay for under £50. If it's an Epson then I believe their scan app is pretty good. Canons either get Silverfast bundled with them, or you can do what I did and buy Vuescan, which works with just about any scanner. It's slow work but rewarding.
 

Latest posts

Latest threads

Top Bottom