I did this about 1.5 years ago. Just for kicks I took a roll of film (Gold 200 I think) shot a bunch of stuff I reallly did not care about, and then processed in B&W Chemicals. I used Xtol and processed the film just like Tri X. That seemed like a good starting point. I got negatives that I could print, but... The color mask and overall contrast range made it necessary to print on grade 4 or higher paper. Exposures were LOOOOOONNNG! I thought that if I were to develop at 100deg instead of 68 that there woudl likely be an effect, I also thought that effective development should be a bit longer than what I had done. I also thought the whole exercise was probably not worht pursuing given the limited amount of free time at my disposal... I am confident that if I had no choice but to develop in this manner that I could get printable images but that it was not worth the pain! Speedy Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 07:09:48 -0800 From: gerald.koch@xxxxxxx Subject: [pure-silver] Re: developing colour film in D-76 To: pure-silver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx The problem with doing this is two-fold. Since color film contains less silver than BW film the negatives will be thin and may lack contrast. Then the orange mask causes 2 problems. First it increases the time needed to produce a print since it acts like a ND filter. Second it can cause problems with VC papers. I would suggest using it as color film. Try a roll if it isn't good then just chuck the remaining rolls. Jerry From: Bogdan Karasek <BKarasek@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: pure-silver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Sun, February 12, 2012 6:30:30 PM Subject: [pure-silver] developing colour film in D-76 Hello all, I was given a 6 rolls of recently expired 200 asa colour print film. As an experiment, I want to develop a roll in D-76. I'm wondering what kind of result I'll get. Has anybody tried this, colour film in B+W chemistry? cheers, Bogdan K ============================================================================================================= To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there.