Vivitar 100 develop chart

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phnm
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Vivitar 100 develop chart

Postby phnm » Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:47 pm

I recently bought a 35mm vivitar camera kit that came with a roll of film, but no chart.

since the developing times are not listed on the chart at school, my teacher advised me to look on the internet for it... but so far, no results...

Anyone has the specific steps for developing a vivitar ISO 100 film?

thanks.


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Re: Vivitar 100 develop chart

Postby foolscape » Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:47 am

I've never heard of Vivitar film. I'd look on the package for where the film was made, and that may tell you about processing. For instance: If it was made in Great Britain, it is Ilford Delta 100; if it was made in The USA, it is Kodak Tmax 100; if it was made in the Czech Republic, it is Foma 100; if it was made in Germany, it is Agfa APX 100. These are guesses, but they may get you a starting point. It may be important to also see if there is an expiration date. That could help in the determaination as well. Once you have the film figured out, check the Massive Development Chart on this site.

--Gary

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Re: Vivitar 100 develop chart

Postby phnm » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:16 pm

Thank you. I'll look into that... it was just a roll of film that came with the camera kit (camera, flash, uv filter, carrying bag, etc) that says vivitar ISO 100 on the tag. I'm guessing it was made in the US.

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Re: Vivitar 100 develop chart

Postby foolscape » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:46 am

Perhaps, but Vivitar is made in Japan (I think), and if the film was made there, it could be Fuji Neopan Acros 100.

--Gary

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Re: Vivitar 100 develop chart

Postby phnm » Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:24 pm

Well, I was doing some research on the DX codes and i compared my roll of film with an Ilford 400 roll, which has the bar and CAS codes, brand name and exposures displayed. It turns out the vivitar one only has the CAS code that states that it is a 100 speed film with 36 exposures. There is no barcode printed. In fact, if I were to take off the sticker-label from vivitar, all I'll have is a black cartridge except for the CAS code. And yes, vivitar gets its parts from japan, so it is most likely that you are right. It might be fujifilm


So, thatnk you.

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Re: Vivitar 100 develop chart

Postby mrred » Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:08 am

Hasn't Vivitar been bought out by an American company? I believe that is what has happened with the new productions of Vivitar lens.

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Re: Vivitar 100 develop time

Postby msawdey » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:20 pm

Hello--

I, too, got those free rolls of film with Vivitar cameras (I buy several a year to add to the loan bank for my photo classes). I just developed a roll of the 100 ISO Vivitar film for 9 minutes at 70 F in D-76 diluted 1:1. It came out fine, perhaps a little thin. Probably next time I'll try 9.5 minutes.

Also, I note that this film comes in a RELOADABLE cassette! Just press the protruding reel end down firmly on a hard surface and the other end will pop off without prying, so the cartridge can be reused. I keep a few reloadable cartridges on hand for my classes, in case someone "accidentally" rewinds the unexposed film into the cassette and we don't have any luck getting it back out with the end-retriever tool--I then pry open the cartridge and transfer the film to one of the reloadable ones and the day is saved (for the student).

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Re: Vivitar 100 develop chart

Postby Jase1977 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:57 pm

foolscape wrote:Perhaps, but Vivitar is made in Japan (I think), and if the film was made there, it could be Fuji Neopan Acros 100.

--Gary
I found some information on vivitar history on this website: http://www.vivitarcamera.org which shows that they had their lenses made from Kino Precision who is in Japan. But I don't think they actually produce any of their own cameras, they have other manufacturers produce it.


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