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So, does anyone know where I can get a kit for developing B&W negatives? I don't want anything too expensive either.
I just want to be able to develop them to see if I get any winners and then I would scan the good ones.

Any help would be appreciated.
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N. Lindstrom Photo Posted 10 years ago. Edited by N. Lindstrom Photo (admin) 10 years ago
This is the equipment / method I have been using. It's pretty easy.

www.toycamera.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=v...

All minus the scanner was about $85 and the chemicals are good for like 100 rolls or something.
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Thanks, is this the kit you bought?
www.freestylephoto.biz/sc_prod.php?cat_id=1603&pid=1463
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N. Lindstrom Photo Posted 10 years ago. Edited by N. Lindstrom Photo (admin) 10 years ago
No I picked out everything seperately

Changing Bag
www.freestylephoto.biz/sc_prod.php?cat_id=&pid=1507

Tank & Reels
www.freestylephoto.biz/sc_prod.php?cat_id=&pid=4737

Diafine
www.freestylephoto.biz/sc_prod.php?cat_id=&pid=5558

Fixer
www.freestylephoto.biz/sc_prod.php?cat_id=&pid=592

Gallon Jugs
www.freestylephoto.biz/sc_prod.php?cat_id=&pid=1560

I coulnt find the jugs I got, these were the only ones on there?

You would need a darkroom to use the kit you linked.
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
For what its worth, Diafine is stupid easy to use if you dont' wnat to fuss over details. Time & temp aren't critical at all, and you don't need to measure anything.

That said, I also have a lot of negatives from the period when I was using it that are really hard to scan or print. Shooting tri-x at 400, instead of the recommended 1200 or so and using it resulted in some very dense negatives that I was too inexperienced enough to notice.
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
I havent had any problems with mine, but

A) I am inexperienced

B) Dont go through a ton of film

At this point, it's good enough for me.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
You don't need a changing bag if you a dark closet and a towel to wedge across the crack at the bottom of the door.

Jason
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
Well. I did also just buy a new batch of Diafine that I haven't mixed up yet. I plan to burn up some of my short rolls with it, and do some heavier print comparion testing with it. Easily hitting 1600iso with tri-x is cheaper then buying an f/1.4 lens anyways. Long as I can stand the results ;)
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Barrett 10 years ago
Wow, if that's how easy it is, and how cheap it is, I'm in. Can someone post some links to shots they've used this method with? So we can see the quality?

I would like to experiment more with film, but I tend to spread myself thin with my endeavors, and have to cut things off at some point. But $80 and minimal effort are enough to make me take the plunge.
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N. Lindstrom Photo Posted 10 years ago. Edited by N. Lindstrom Photo (admin) 10 years ago
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My Girl

All developed with Diafine
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Every single B&W photo in my photostream is on film. They might not be to your liking, though -- I always push B&W film 2 or more stops in order to increase the contrast and decrease the tonal range.

Jason
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Hambone Lewinski Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Hambone Lewinski (admin) 10 years ago
Hooray for contrast!

Umbrellas

Bricks

Color TV in Black And White
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
Wow, if that's how easy it is, and how cheap it is, I'm in. Can someone post some links to shots they've used this method with? So we can see the quality?

Then getcho ass down to Jitter's and check out my stuff that is hanging. 3/5ths of it was processed in the formentioned Diafine.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
BTW, Kip, I love the one down there with the glowing soda machine. How long were those exposures?

Jason
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
30sec - 8 minutes & f/16, f/22ish. Depending on the scene.
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
Quick! Knock $10 or so bucks off your inital overhead!

duluth.craigslist.org/pho/803472972.html
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Those reels are so clean... it's as if it's never been used...

Jason
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