how long do i have to wait.

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  1. mysteryscribe

    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

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    Let me outline my problem here.

    For a while I couldn't find a roll of 46mm film anywhere. Now suddenly its all over ebay. Well at least some here and there. It is all color of course and I mostly shoot black and white. So i got to thinking.

    1. If I can make a black and white image I can scan the neg, zero out the red base of the film base and print it just fine digitally.

    2. If not I can always take it to the one hour lab to get color negs.

    I know you can develop c41 film in b&w chemicals but does anybody have any idea what the development time would be. Most similar iso black and white films are in the same ballpark time wise. I wonder if that it true for color as well.

    So if you have ever done this or read the time line please let me know thanks.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I've only done it on accident with Ilford XP-2 (C41 BW without the orange base). I don't remember what I thought it was, probably HP5 or FP4. The negs were thinner and had less contrast than I'd normally expect (maybe developing them longer would help?). I was also told that there were probably some archival issues.

    If it were me I'd get it done in C41 at the local full service lab. They'll "develop only/do not cut" for $2.69. I don't know if I'd trust the kids at the econo labs to load a format other than 35mm without light leaks.
     
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    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

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    I had two rolls done at the econo in color and they were fine. cost me about the same but I stood and waited while they were done.

    I tried black and white but it looked to thick I think i over developed it. I'm evaluating the camera now to see if I want to do it again.
     

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