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    X-Ray using and developing

    I got my hands on some 8x10" Konica Minolta X-Ray film. I was googling how to use it and develop, but can't find any directions.

    My hope is that some of You have.

    How should I expose the film ?

    How should I develop ?

    Can it be developed with Caffenol ?

    /Mikkel

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    Re: X-Ray using and developing

    You may wish to check out this thread:

    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...example-images

    I have only used Agfa's double-sided x-ray film. X-ray film tends to scratch easy -- perhaps someone has used your particular film. Good Luck...and just start experimenting! I found the film speed to vary greatly with the lighting conditions (very fast in open shadows, slow in the deep forest).
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    Re: X-Ray using and developing

    YOu can look the film up on the Konica-Minolta web site. You did not say which of their films you have so I can be of little use to you.

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    Re: X-Ray using and developing

    Start with exposure at 50 iso, and develop to inspection. Caffenol will work but its dark color may make it a bit more difficult to develop by inspection (red light), although it'll certainly be possible. Adjust exposure and development based in your first experiment.

    Alternatively, cut a few strips and develop them under regular light in different times to determine a suitable development time and rhen bracket a sheet or two at different EI's to find an appropriate speed. In other words: the same way you'd test any film for personal use.

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    Re: X-Ray using and developing

    It is the MG-SR PLUS film. On the Konica-Minolta site there seems to be no information on how to develop og any other specification.

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    Re: X-Ray using and developing

    Manufacturers of xray film never publish any useful data for the use of xray film for photographic purposes. It's just not intended for that purpose.

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    Re: X-Ray using and developing

    A good thing to remember with x ray film is there is emulsion on both sides. This makes the film very easy to scratch as there is not a side that is safe to handle when wet (use the edges).

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