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    Ansco Triple S Pan Development Ideas

    I have done a few test shots with some 50 year old Ansco Triple S Pan film. I need some developing suggestions.

    Right now I have D76, HC110, Rodinal and DDX available.

    Any help is appreciated.
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    Re: Ansco Triple S Pan Development Ideas

    Stand developing in Rodinal 1+100 is my usual answer to this kind of question, I've used it on some pretty questionable material and got an image; 60 minutes at room temperatures, continual agitation for 1 minute at the start a couple at 30 minutes and rinse fix as normal at 60. But this depends if you've got an inversion tank, otherwise I think you'll be hanging around the dark room for an hour.

    I've limited to zero experience with the other developers.

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    Re: Ansco Triple S Pan Development Ideas

    That thought had crossed my mind as well. I do have a jobo expert tank that takes 5x7 so can probably do this.

    I also read that six minutes with HC110 dil B was a possibility.

    I use quite a bit of expired film and normally it can be handled pretty easily without much adjustment. But the oldest I have worked with to this point is from 1992.

    BTW, thanks.
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    Re: Ansco Triple S Pan Development Ideas

    HC-110 is reputed to have low fog levels when processing unknown/outdated film. There's a guy who posts on photo.net who has processed large amounts of 'found film' (people send it to him) and he's had some remarkable results with film exposed as far back as the 1940s. He uses HC-110; if I tried to process old film I'd use a more dilute solution than Dil. B, though.

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    Re: Ansco Triple S Pan Development Ideas

    All right. The first batch did not work out. Nothing on the film at all.

    Am preparing for another set of test shots with this film.

    Since my expert tank is designed for continual rotation rather then stand development I may have to try this in a tray. That means I need a development scheme that does not rely on stand.

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    Re: Ansco Triple S Pan Development Ideas

    dektol ( d72 ) 1:5 :6mins @ 68F )
    or
    if you have caffenol c lying around
    dektol 1:5 for 3.5 mins
    caffneol c ( with a shake of straight dektol in it ( Dcaffenol) )
    for an additional 4 mins

    OR

    if you have
    ansco 130 (72F )
    ansco 130 1:6 for 8.5mins
    or
    or ansco130 4 mins
    then caffenol c + a shake of 130 ( caffenol 130 )
    for an additional 4 mins

    not sure what you rated your film at
    but i would over expose it by a handful of stops too

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    Re: Ansco Triple S Pan Development Ideas

    Thanks John. I will try your suggestions. Hopefully I will have some time to get this done this week.

    I do have some Dektol around as well as Caffenol C (using your beans of course.)
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    Re: Ansco Triple S Pan Development Ideas

    mmm coffee !
    good luck !

    ps. don't be afraid to brew the coffee 2-3x,
    and to add a healthy amount of washing soda
    and vit c ... if you have ever seen someone
    make a "scotch splash" that works OK as your
    "shake" of stock developer amount too.
    fingers crossed for you that it works !
    Last edited by jnantz; 9-May-2016 at 05:24.
    enjoy your coffee

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    Re: Ansco Triple S Pan Development Ideas

    btw.. please process 1 sheet and if you have to
    improvise on what i have posted. if extended time in
    the print dev works run with it. my shuffle technique might be
    faster or slower than yours and my caffenol c a different strength &c.
    hope it gives you a good starting point at least ..
    enjoy your coffee

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    Re: Ansco Triple S Pan Development Ideas

    Thanks again John. Haven't had a chance to get to it yet. As for developing one sheet; this time I exposed each sheet for a progressively slower film speed hoping to come up with something that was encouraging.
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