[Darkroom] Paper Developer

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Fri Nov 19 16:18:24 PST 2010


What f-stop are you using on the enlarger? 300 second exposures are
way too long, in my experience. Perhaps we need a new bulb?

-Kelly

On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 18:58, craig spam <craig.spamy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey All,
> The saga of my mystery film continues... (Thanks, Lilia for helping me
> develop the film)
> I tried to develop some photos today, but they developed much slower than I
> remember.  Specifically:
> I used a projector exposure of between 30 seconds and 300 seconds at 30
> second increments (revealing small bits of the paper every 30 seconds).
> I then put the paper in the developer marked "Ilford paper dev".
> I expected to see photos begin to develop in 60 to 180 seconds, but it took
> more like 360 seconds and the photos came out with much less contrast than I
> would expect given the high contrast in the negative.
> I'm thinking that the developer is probably all used up, but since it's been
> 10+ years since I've done any of this myself, I thought I'd ask a second
> opinion before I buy some more.  Thoughts?
> Cheers,
> Craig
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