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Originally posted by Bob J Bob J wrote:

To be honest you will probably get better results from a Scan Dual II than a flatbed, but if you might also need documents scanned it is at least dual purpose.

Then again, you could use two cans of tuna!
 



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No turning back now. It's all here:


Thanks again to Bob J for the encouragement over far too long to make the effort.

FP4+ loaded in the Dynax 7 and a couple of frames taken in the garden today. Planning to get around the village this weekend to fill at least one roll, and then...........
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Originally posted by Bob J Bob J wrote:

The main 'tricky' bit is loading the reels - consider sacrificing an old expired film (if you have one) to practice getting the film onto the reel in daylight before trying it in total darkness.

Thanks, that is what I shall practice tomorrow.
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ah memories
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You will find it's pretty easy to get into developing your own film. Soon you will start doing c41 and wonder why you didn't did it sooner
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Originally posted by vitor vitor wrote:

You will find it's pretty easy to get into developing your own film. Soon you will start doing c41 and wonder why you didn't did it sooner

Many thanks @vitor for the vote of confidence. I have everything now and I have worked out all the dilution ratios and individual timings for developer, stop, fix and wetting. I have been practicing with the Paterson reels and a sacrificial unused 35mm film. Soon ready to go solo once the final 6 frames have been taken on my first roll.

I've decided at this stage to pop in to my local town photo processing shop who will scan the negatives onto a usb stick for me. If this works out and I get the bug I will most likely invest in a scanner. It will have to be a modern one that will work with the latest MacBook Pro.

Watch this space for my first efforts.


 



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Brian, watch that Ilfosol 3, don't use it after the bottle of concentrate has been opened for more than 3-4 month. That's the exact developer I used after it had been opened too long and had a film come out totally blank as mentioned earlier in this thread.
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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Brian, watch that Ilfosol 3, don't use it after the bottle of concentrate has been opened for more than 3-4 month. That's the exact developer I used after it had been opened too long and had a film come out totally blank as mentioned earlier in this thread.

Got it Pieter. Thank you. You have no idea how much info I have gathered around me for this forthcoming process . Most of it says the same but there are variations to procedure, chemical ratios and timings, when to agitate etc, and especially chemical storage durations.

I've applied a large label to the bottle now with your advice. Thanks again.

Edit: Looking at the peel back label it does say (in tiny print) no more than 4 months in half full tightly capped bottle


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Next question: Following Bob J's advice I've been practising loading the film into the reel and initially had trouble when "blind" as I seemed to be squeezing the sides together while holding the reel making it harder to locate the start!

I've just watched a YouTube vid where the photographer snips off the leader and then inserts it into the reel up to the ball bearings before putting everything into the dark bag. He does say when he is doing it "not to push it in too far so as not to spoil the film". Seems like a good move but is it risking the first frame?

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEiwdQeRSDw



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Can the post creator let me know when he gets into E6, I have a few films that need doing..........
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