Developing 120

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  1. joyride

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    I am completely new to this, but am thing of getting a TLR. My friend just checked one out from school, and just holding it made me tingly! I want one badly. However, Im not sure on how to develop it. It looks like I can develop it in my tank, but is the film the same as standard B&W film? Also, I think I have a 120 tray for my enlarger, but I have to check. Anything else I would need to shoot with a TLR?
     
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    film is film is film.

    a camera strap and a tripod makes TLR's MUCH easier to use, especially the strap.
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    I don't have one for mine. What makes it easier? What have I been missing out on?! :shock:
     
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    120 film needs reels to fit that size film, and you will need more chemistry to cover that reel.

    times may or maynot be different as film sizes have different bases which create different development times, the rest of the chemisty times stay the same except you will need a larger volume of chemistry.

    the tripod adds stability.

    you will need a negative carrier for 6x6 negative, a lens to cover that size format 75-80 and the enlarger must have the ability to change condensor distance to handle that format. Other than that the process will be basically the same.
     
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    now the next problem is that I cannot find the negative carrier for my beseler 67cp. Anyone know where I can find a 6x6 for it?

    Just found one on BH for $80! I didnt even pay that much for my entire darkroom.
     
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    Ebay.

    And, a TLR is a lot of fun and will give you great negatives to work with.

    Only one real problem with playing around with medium format film. It will make you want to move up to large format film.

    Enjoy.

    Jeff
     
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    make a negative carrier from matt board. easy to do and very cheap.
     
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    You've been missing out on balance! you can rest the camera on your neck, so the vertical movement is controlled, that way your hands can keep it steady alot easier.

    It's like slinging your strap around your arms with an SLR, or the sling on a rifle around your body.
     
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    Oh, I"ve been missing out on lots of things! It's how I live my life! :lol:
     
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    Well, I was chatting with a friend that makes custom BMX parts, and after reviewing my 35mm carrier he should be able to make me one! Good thing he already owns an MF camera....He will make me the piece, and can use it when he wants to print. Now I just need to find a relatively inexpensive TLR
     
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    Check out the Yashicas. My first TLR was a Yashica LM. Paid $35 on ebay. It jammed up a year or so after that, but I could get it fixed if I wanted...
     
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    OMG!!!!


    Your plastic reels should click while twisting them. Just move them out
    a notch to 120 size and clicke them back connected. Make sure you
    read the instructions and use enough developer when developing...

    ENJOY 120s is where its at.
     

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