[pure-silver] Re: developing colour film in D-76

  • From: Speedy <speedgraphic@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pure-silver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 15:53:15 +0000

 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 

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!


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.

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?

Bogdan K
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