[Darkroom] re-developing 35mm black/white film?
troyholden at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 22:50:47 UTC 2012
Thanks all. The edge numbering looks fine, so it must have been my weak
dilution. Frak. A hard, but valuable lesson to learn as I continue to learn
how to self develop my rolls.
On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 11:14 AM, Christian Rice <clrice at gmail.com> wrote:
> If the edge numbering on the film has good density and the images are
> faint, the problem happened in camera. If the edge numbering is faint,
> you're spot on about chemistry. Be sure to come to that conclusion, sorry
> if I'm stating the obvious, but it's important.
> On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 11:01 AM, Asheem Linaval <xormic at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It sounds like your film was underdeveloped. Unfortunately, once you've
>> fixed the negatives, all the undarkened silver is removed from the film, so
>> I don't think you can do anything chemical to them to develop them further.
>> You could try toning the film, but I don't know if that'll actually darken
>> anything (IIRC it changes the color of the dark areas of the image)
>> Personally, I've had some success scanning and tweaking vastly
>> underdeveloped film to get useful images out. Just don't expect a whole lot
>> of detail.
>> Best of luck!
>> On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 10:36 AM, Troy Holden <troyholden at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> In my first batch of developer (HC-110b) I must have diluted and mixed
>>> incorrectly b/c all of the negatives (Arista Premium 400) came out really
>>> faint with very little detail. I've also cut the rolls into cell batches of
>>> Is there any way for me to correct this? Can I re-develop, stop, and fix
>>> these negs to draw out more detail or should I try and fix in post?
>>> Thanks for your help,
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