How to process/develop

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by Hobbit, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Hobbit

    Hobbit TPF Noob!

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    Hi there. I recently got lucky and got 100 35mm rolls of film so I decided to experiment with my dad's old camera. Anyway, I'm kinda confused about scanners. If I buy one of [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Canon-CanoScan-4400F-Scanner-1306B002/dp/B000HDWZLC/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1228982367&sr=8-2"]these[/ame], would that be all I need to do everything myself? If I need something else, then what is it?

    I'm completely new to this and have no idea where to start. Help would be appreciated.
     
  2. danok1212

    danok1212 TPF Noob!

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    Well, taking the word "everything" at its most expansive, you still need to have the film developed. The scanner won't do that for you (though I suspect you know this). It will allow you to scan the developed negatives/slides, though I can't speak to the quality of the scans.

    if you want to do literally everything yourself, you'll need to get basic darkroom "stuff" (e.g., changing bag, film tank, chemicals, etc.).

    HTH.

    -Dan
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If you are going to be scanning film, you will probably be better off with a dedicated film Scanner.
     
  4. christopher walrath

    christopher walrath No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    And for more info on developing your film there is a great sticky thread in the 'Darkroom' portion of this forum, located on the main page a couple of links down from this forum. Also a better place to post a 'developing' or 'processing' question.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It might be color negative film...he didn't say.
     
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    christopher walrath No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ya know, you're right, Mike. But where did he go?
     

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