C-41

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  1. zio

    zio TPF Noob!

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    Can Kodak's B&W C-41 film be developed in normal black and white chemicals or can it only be processed in color chemicals. On the canister it says to request only standard color processing. Can I not do it in my school's black and white darkroom?
     
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    No, I believe it has to be processed with color chemicals.
     
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    There is nothing to stop you, but I don't think you would want to if you want a good B&W image. Buy conventional B&W for developing in the darkroom and C-41 for quick minilab photos. Some C-41 B&W film prints better on B&W paper than color paper.
     
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    you cannot develop c-41 B&W film in regular B&W chemicals, unless you want to ruin your film, it has to got hrough a color processor.



    Printing is whole other story, you can print the B&W on either kind of paper
     
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    i figured i had to use color chemicals since thats what it says on the canister, but never hurts to find out if you can use b/w...thanks for the input!
     
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    You can also get some interesting results by printing color negative film on black and white paper.
     
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    I have accidentally done it once. You'll get negs that are printable, but it's obviously not recommended.
     
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    hi all

    voodoocat: what kind of result do you get when you try that?
    i use the chromogenic xp2/tn400 rollfilms but the local lab i use
    give me a blank look if i question them beyond their standard "matte or gloss" blah.
     

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