It takes me about half an hour to develop a roll of 35mm black and white film. Here’s how I do it.
I measure 5ml of Rodinal into the developer graduate and add distilled water to make 250ml. I measure 50ml of Rapid Fixer into the fixer graduate and add distilled water to make 250ml. I put 250ml of plain distilled water in the stop bath graduate and in the wash water graduate. Continue reading “Developing Film 4 – Process”
Paterson Changing Bag – I’ve used several different changing bags over the years. The Paterson is the nicest I’ve found.
Safety Scissors – sharp enough to cut the film, not pointed enough to damage the changing bag. Continue reading “Developing Film 3 – Equipment”
When I started developing my own film in the late 60’s I used half a dozen different films, three or four developers, stop bath concentrate, fixer with separate hardener, rinse aid, and lots and lots of tap water. Today I use just five materials: Continue reading “Developing Film 2 – Materials”
This is the first post in a series on how I develop film. These posts will not be a How To. They will not argue that my way is the best way. They will just describe how one person develops 35mm black & white film.
I’ll start with water. The only water I use when I develop film is a jug of distilled water. I use it for three reasons. Continue reading “Developing Film 1 – Distilled Water”