infrared developing question.

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  1. DIRT

    DIRT TPF Noob!

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    this is probably a dumb question, I just began a college photo class (b&w)
    i have developed a few reels of kodak 100 tmax and they were good. i am wondering what the process is for developing infrared film. does it use different chemicals? what is the process. if you know of a website with info on this that would be great. thanks
     
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    BW IR film uses the same developing process and chems as most BW films. With the exception that BW IR film usually doesn't have an anti-halation layer (keeps light from passing through the film). This means that since the felt light traps on 35mm cassettes are not 100% light proof, it is possible that IR could sneak in there and fog the entire roll, as opposed to the first few inches like a film with an anti-halation layer. So just avoid handling the film cassette in bright light.
     
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    great, thank you. so i could develop this at my school in the same way as b&w?
     
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    Yes. The only difference in the process should be the dev time.
     

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