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    Re: How Many Ways to Process ANY Film: List Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Louie Powell View Post
    for Sheets:

    Open trays - shuffling sheets
    Open trays - with a 'slosher' insert
    Tanks
    Vertical tanks with nitrogen agitation
    Vertical tanks - stand processing
    Open tray - brush development.
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    Re: How Many Ways to Process ANY Film: List Them

    Take 'em to the drug store and wait a week. No wait they don't do that anymore
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    I fondly remember 1 hour photo drive up kiosks

    Oh Snap! 15 Abandoned & Shuttered Fotomat Film Kiosks

    I always wondered how they did that.

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    Take 'em to the drug store and wait a week. No wait they don't do that anymore
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    Re: How Many Ways to Process ANY Film: List Them

    taking film, scrunching it into a ball and shoving it into a tank and filling the tank up with developer and shaking it like a can of paint
    FR tanks and a pencil to agitate
    see saw in a tray ( roll film )
    ( sorry i don't have the 19th century drawing )
    taco method ( sheets )
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    Re: How Many Ways to Process ANY Film: List Them

    I see saw 14X36" X-Ray in trays, using PQ

    All done in under 10 minutes to hang for dry

    Waffle method for 2-1/4 X 3-1/4 sheet film, up to 12, but I only do 6 at a time. Shaken, not stirred.

    Then dry it right in the waffle.

    This is my absolute favorite way to process any film....that fits!

    1-90-2x3 sheet film waffle by TIN CAN COLLEGE, on Flickr
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    Re: How Many Ways to Process ANY Film: List Them

    When I was growing up I was told of a new story where someone developed film with (in) the water of our local river. The river is know for catching on fire and the film development was a new twist. I must have mis-heard the story because I imagined someone with some kind of light box wading out in the river to develop the film. Only later did I realize they must have taken the water back to the darkroom.

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    I remember reading somewhere single sheet 5x7 in a thermos - EMA tube method.
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    Re: How Many Ways to Process ANY Film: List Them

    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    When I was growing up I was told of a new story where someone developed film with (in) the water of our local river. The river is know for catching on fire and the film development was a new twist. I must have mis-heard the story because I imagined someone with some kind of light box wading out in the river to develop the film. Only later did I realize they must have taken the water back to the darkroom.
    When I was attending RIT in the mid 1970s, was done with water from the Genesee River. As I remember several changes of river water (in the darkroom), extended developing time, and resulting negatives were anything but dense but were printable on Agfa Brovira #6.

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    Re: How Many Ways to Process ANY Film: List Them

    Had to look up EMA, I assume you mean Steve Sherman

    Have You Tried Steve Sherman's EMA Process With Kodak TMAX 100 or TMAX 400



    Quote Originally Posted by esearing View Post
    I remember reading somewhere single sheet 5x7 in a thermos - EMA tube method.
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    Re: How Many Ways to Process ANY Film: List Them

    tape the ends of a roll of 120 together so that it forms a big loop, with the base side out. Then, put the loop into a long, skinny tray of developer - and turn the loop over, and over and over and over - until the step is done...then move to next long, skinny tray and repeat... I actually have the specific trays that were made for this but have never actually tried it. First read about this procedure as written up by William Clift - as his method for getting perfectly even skies. Must try this sometime!

    Myself? The usual stainless tanks for roll film. But for LF...I now put multiple small trays inside one huge tray - so that I can either flop the large tray around to agitate the entire group of individual films...and/or agitate specific trays based on individual films' needs - pretty nifty if you think about it...but a bit of a logistical pain. Keep in mind that this arrangement is only for the developer step - with preceding water bath and remaining (stop and fixer) steps accomplished by doing the usual group shuffle. All in all a great regimen for getting in touch with ones "spacial sensibilities" in the dark!

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