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    First film ever developed on my own

    First, thanks to James az for showing me how to do it and providing the supplies.

    This is a night time photo on Tmax 100. Estimated exposure at f/11 was 15 minutes. The actual exposure was 30 minutes due to recciprocity. 210 G Clarion lens, Chamonix 45H-1. Photographed on light table with iphone and adjusted in LR mobile.

    I am ready to go all in on developing and printing my own film!
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    Re: First film ever developed on my own

    Excellent job.
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    Re: First film ever developed on my own

    Thank you.

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    Re: First film ever developed on my own

    Nice to see an excited newkid
    Go for it

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    Re: First film ever developed on my own

    Looks good Steven, let's see more.

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    Re: First film ever developed on my own

    Quote Originally Posted by EdWorkman View Post
    Nice to see an excited newkid
    Go for it
    Thanks

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    Re: First film ever developed on my own

    Quote Originally Posted by chassis View Post
    Looks good Steven, let's see more.
    I plan to get more in. This certainly isn't quick work though. But I have lot's of targets in and around phx. As soon as I get my development kit (sp-445) I will be good. For the Tax I plan to use the Kodak Tmax RS developer (supposed to be good as well for other bw films as well). What would be a good developer for the Across 100? I want the best for this stuff as it is quite rare now. I have 100 sheets, so unless I find more, that's it so don't want to waste it. Will mainly use for night shooting, but portraits and some architecture.

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    Re: First film ever developed on my own

    Congratulations!
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    Re: First film ever developed on my own

    Film is fun

    What I like best is watching the wet print develop under safelight

    Magic!

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    Re: First film ever developed on my own

    I concur with the other encouraging comments here for your first B&W film you've developed. However, re composition, I hope this jpeg image is not the entirety of what your film captured, as it would be nice to see a bit more of the "Traders" banner across the top of the image, and less of the grass in the foreground. For B&W film development, there are lots of threads on this Forum discussing the ins and outs of various developer options and processing details. However, I was advised several years ago, as a newcomer to LF and B&W film development, to start with Kodak's D-76, and I've been happy with it so far. It does well for all of the Kodak films, and Acros too. I also concur with Randy Moe that the real fun is in the printmaking stage - ENJOY.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Ruttenberg View Post
    First, thanks to James az for showing me how to do it and providing the supplies.

    This is a night time photo on Tmax 100. Estimated exposure at f/11 was 15 minutes. The actual exposure was 30 minutes due to recciprocity. 210 G Clarion lens, Chamonix 45H-1. Photographed on light table with iphone and adjusted in LR mobile.

    I am ready to go all in on developing and printing my own film!
    ... JMOwens (Mt. Pleasant, Wisc. USA)

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