[Darkroom] Mystery 35mm film

Audrey Penven audrey at lostinthenoise.net
Mon Nov 16 16:50:10 PST 2009


I have no idea where that film came from.  The bulk loader was a
donation to Noisebridge.  I've never actually used a bulk loader.  It
may have come in with Window's donation, but I'm only saying that
because *most* of the equipment was donated by her.  Other people
donated as well, and I haven't kept track of any of it.

I'd guess that it's something really standard, like Tmax or Tri-X.
For the test, it doesn't have to be perfectly developed since all we
need to do is read the code on the film edge.  Even if it's massively
overdeveloped, it will probably still be readable.

- Audrey


On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 4:33 PM, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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