[Darkroom] Mystery 35mm film

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 16:33:10 PST 2009


Audrey, that film didn't come from Rayko did it?  Because I know some
of the bulk load films they use.  Tri-X and Arista are both definitely
a light grey-purple.

K

On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 4:23 PM, Chris Murphy
<chrisnoisebridge at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's most likely tri-x or tmax since those were commonly bulk loaded for
> students. Pro's usually would avoid bulk loaders because they can scratch
> the entire roll of film.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Nov 16, 2009, at 15:36, Audrey Penven <audrey at lostinthenoise.net> wrote:
>
>> If I'm remembering it correctly, I'm almost positive that it's black
>> and white.  If the film itself is grey or grey-purple, which I think
>> it is, it's unlikely that it's color.  I don't think it's worth the
>> money or effort of convincing photoworks to do it until we first try
>> at Rayko.
>>
>> - Audrey
>>
>> On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 3:14 PM, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> I could do that next time I'm at Rayko.  I should have some BW to do
>>> in the next week or two.  I could take the film loader home (I don't
>>> think there's anywhere light-tight at NB) and put a snip in a film
>>> canister and label it.  And maybe Joachim, whichever of us finishes a
>>> roll of BW first can go develop it.
>>>
>>> I'm getting some C41 developed tomorrow, so if we think that's worth a
>>> shot I could probably convince Photoworks to develop it with my film.
>>>
>>> -Kelly
>>>
>>> On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 2:11 PM, Audrey Penven
>>> <audrey at lostinthenoise.net> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> It looks like black and white film.  Developing it in black and white
>>>> chemicals at some average amount of time (9 minutes?) should make the
>>>> markings show up on the film edges.
>>>>
>>>> -audrey
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 6:17 PM, Arlen Abraham <arlen.abraham at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> maybe take a snip (6" or so) of it to a lab and have them process it
>>>>> c-41? even if it's e-6 you should be able to read the code off the
>>>>> resulting neg.
>>>>>
>>>>> --a
>>>>>
>>>>> On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 12:05, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sometime ago a bulk loader full of 35mm film was donated to the
>>>>>> darkroom. It feels heavy and contains some sort of film. Anyone have
>>>>>> advice on how to figure out what kind of film it is so we can all
>>>>>> start
>>>>>> using it? Thanks.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Rubin Abdi
>>>>>> rubin at starset.net
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