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?

  1. #21
    Foamer
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    Re: Poll: How do you process large format black and white film?

    Develop at home using either an SP445 or SP810, scan on an Epson v700 scanner.


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

    I develop 4x5 and 8x10 in trays. I make 8x10 contact prints. I'm rethinking 4x5, and I'm interested in the DSLR stitching that @Gabe talks about in this post and the post three below it: https://www.largeformatphotography.i...=1#post1620201

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi7475 View Post
    You don’t need a darkroom at all to develop film, b&w or color. You just need a changing tent and one of the many daylight development methods… (stearman, Peterson, Jobo tubes….) ie. anything but trays!
    Since I'm not printing chemically, I don't see the point. It's worth it to me to let a pro lab handle it. I get accurate, clean, flat, and timely processing. Also, the amount of shooting I do just isn't worth home developing.

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

    I've been very impressed with Gabe's work as well. It makes me wonder if other people are utilizing new approaches for b&w too. This new hybrid analogue/digital world has really opened up a lot of opportunity for new approaches. It's great to see how people can take it by the horns and run with it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    #3 always
    For sure this always.

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

    i'm looking forward to retirement in 7 years because it means I can trash all the computers in my house, so I really don't want another reason to keep a computer around. I'm not very good with film developing and printing, but I got back into film photography specifically to not have to use a computer to do photography, so I'll keep learning to keep the computers away....

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

    For sure #3. 68 years of tray development, gelatin silver prints.

  8. #28

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

    #3 since the 60s - mostly in a bathroom. As the place I have now works well for film but poorly for printing on paper, I’ve been experimenting with scanning.

  9. #29

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

    #3 - 8x10 B&W in Paterson Orbital

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

    Home process b&w film, with ONLY digital-free paper images

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