Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Developed My First Roll of C41 Film in YEARS

This post isn't about the composition of this photograph taken during a fashion shoot or the camera used, a Nikon N8008, but to say I was able to process the first 2 rolls of color film in YEARS.  I'm talking about the fact I haven't processed film in over 25 years by myself.  

I've been shooting lots of film lately and about 75% is C41 color or B&W that can be processed in C41 chemistry.  Getting it lab processed is easy, but also kind of $$$.  Actually, too much $$$ since I'm doing it for fun.  

Well, about a month ago I took the plunge and purchased a C41 developing kit from the Film Photography Project store.  They said it was going to be easy...OK, we'll see about that.  I purchased a Patterson tank, a squeegee and a thermometer to compliment the kit.  I'll post a full report separately, about the process, but my first 2 rolls was a success.   After I got the chemistry mixed and got organized the actual developing time was less than 15 minutes.

I was shocked at being successful.  This photo was shot on Fujifilm Superia 400 Color.  I still have about 25 rolls to go, so I'm pumped.  I hope my scanner is up to the challenge!!

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