Posts Tagged: C41

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No Blinkage please! (3/365)

So, I bought a Mamiya 645 TL pro today. I can’t believe how SMALL these things are. SWEET baby jesus. It’s 1/4th the weight of my Mamiya press. It’s COMFORTABLE to wear around my neck.

Anyways today I put a roll of portra 400 NC through it and developed it in B/W chemistry with a bleach bath (which by the way if you try, use gloves, trust me from personal experience).

So today’s photo is a scan from this roll. It’s one of my friends who hung out with me in toronto (Thanks Michelle :D , you can follow her at http://sinsintome.tumblr.com/ ) And it’d titled no blinkage because well she didn’t blink.

Check out the rest of the set here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/28858399@N06/sets/72157628652975149/with/6632777663/

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Ok so I switched to HC-110 developer for doing C41 in B/w Chems. The film still looked awful so I looked online and noticed someone mentioned bleach, so I gave it a shot! And BAM I ruined my first shot, so I tried again with a shorter exposure to bleach and BAM much less ruined. So bleach appears to be what you need to dissolve the opaqueness from the film away.

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Ok,

So it appears that for the most part it worked! The specific film used was expired 160 portra.

Here’s my process (all at roughly 20 degrees Celsius)

Equipment:

Developer - ILFOSOL 3 @ 1:9
Stop - ILFOSTOP @ 1:19 Fixer - ILFORD RAPID FIXER @ 1:4

Process :

Water bath : 4 fills of water, with 4 quick inversions then dump to refill Developer : 12 minutes in the developer using the 60 second agitation Stop : 1 min 30 seconds using 60 second agitation (I goofed because it was suppose to be 10 seconds but this worked out!) Fixer : 3:00 minutes Water bath : 4 fills of water, with 4 quick inversions then dump to refill

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I had 1/2 roll of c-41 on my canon f1 and decided now was a good time to process that. Lacking color processing chems I tried with my black and white chems.

I’m done now and it looks OK. I’ll scan them in a few hours after it’s dry and we’ll deliver the final verdict then.