View Poll Results: How do you process large format black and white film?

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  • Lab process your b&w film, with mainly digital images for final output

    2 1.43%
  • Lab process your b&w film, with mainly paper images for final output

    2 1.43%
  • Home process b&w film, with mainly paper images requiring no digitization

    91 65.00%
  • Home process b&w film, with mainly paper images requiring some digitization

    14 10.00%
  • Home process b&w film, with mainly digital images as the final output

    31 22.14%
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Thread: Poll: How do you process large format black and white film?

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    Poll: How do you process large format black and white film?

    I'm trying to get a sense of how people are using b&w large format film these days.

    In the prehistoric era, that I'm from, we used to do all the developing and printing at home. Nowadays, it's clear that people see most of their images on screens instead of paper (including this site). I'm wondering how this has impacted the way people are now doing large format b&w film photography.

    Do you:

    1) Send your b&w film to a lab for processing, and produce primarily digital images as the final output

    2) Send your b&w film to a lab for processing, and produce primarily analogue images on paper as the final output

    3) Develop your b&w film at home, and produce primarily analogue images on paper that require no digital conversion in any part of the process

    4) Develop your b&w film at home, and produce primarily analogue images on paper that require some digital conversion in the process

    5) Develop your b&w film at home, and produce primarily digital images as the final output


    In 3) and 4) for "digital conversion" I'm thinking of things like inkjet printed negatives used for alt-process contact printing that would require digital scanning of the original b&w negative. Anything that would require the original negative to be digitally scanned.

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    Re: Poll: How do you process large format black and white film?

    #3 always

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    Re: Poll: How do you process large format black and white film?

    Just figured out how to add the poll.
    Last edited by sharktooth; 1-Nov-2021 at 10:41. Reason: Figured out how to add the poll

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    Re: Poll: How do you process large format black and white film?

    #3 for me for over 75 years

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    Re: Poll: How do you process large format black and white film?

    It is best to have a discussion post about what should be in the poll

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    Re: Poll: How do you process large format black and white film?

    O.K., I figured out how to add the poll at the top. The poll options are worded a bit differently so they could meet the 80 character limit.

    I'd appreciate if the honorable misters Can and Noel could click on the appropriate selections now in the poll list. Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Poll: How do you process large format black and white film?

    That would be# 3 since the 1980's.

    Jobo processor, Jobo sheet film drums.

    Durst 138 enlarger.

    Mix from powder B&W chemistry.

    ~The Epson scanner is for sharing images via the web only.. and the quality of scans is not that important.


    Bernice

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    Re: Poll: How do you process large format black and white film?

    split processed d72 or a130 || caffenol C || 8-30 sheets || 1:10 for 5 mins in the soup || 5 mins in the drink || shuffled continuously
    YMMV
    enjoy your coffee

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    Re: Poll: How do you process large format black and white film?

    Analog only for me. The only digital work I do is to copy-photo finished prints and tweak them in Photoshop a bit for display on my website, etc.

    Doremus

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    Re: Poll: How do you process large format black and white film?

    Straight analog at the moment and the foreseeable future
    Newly retired so I can spend the time now exploring this world
    When I get too old to wet print my negs I may then switch

    Dan

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