developing color films black and white

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abelcain
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developing color films black and white

Postby abelcain » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:51 am

hello everyone!!

would like to ask for some help here,i got some ferrania solaris 200 iso films,and would like to develope them b/w..
do you have any idea how long do i need to develope it with a fomadon LQR b/w film developer?
it worked out before,but it was with my pinhole project,with a rrreally long shutter time(1-5 minutes)and i dont have no idea how long should i develope it.
and i dont want to ruin some of the films for some tests,to experiment the time out..
does anyone have an idea here?
any kind of help is appreciated!!
thank you!!


Ornello
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Re: developing color films black and white

Postby Ornello » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:45 am

This would require experimentation on your part. I doubt anyone else would have any idea.

Is that a color negative film? If so, it won't produce a very good B&W negative.

abelcain
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Re: developing color films black and white

Postby abelcain » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:55 am

yes,its color..
i dont want to reach perfection...i am into mistakes..
and i am curious..
what do you think?
i think it should be a bit longer developed..
?
thanks
attila

Ornello
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Re: developing color films black and white

Postby Ornello » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:31 pm

abelcain wrote:yes,its color..
i dont want to reach perfection...i am into mistakes..
and i am curious..
what do you think?
i think it should be a bit longer developed..
?
thanks
attila
Well it would be entirely experimental, since you are using the products other than the way they were intended. You'll just have to try and see what you get. Colour films have dye-forming particles in them, and colour negative films have an orange mask which tends to affect printing. I really don't see the point of this. There is nothing to be gained.


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