Want to develop my film, what should I buy?

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  1. burtharrris

    burtharrris TPF Noob!

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    I posted this in the "how do i develop film thread" but someone recommended moving it. So here it is.

    My birthday is coming up and there is nothing I want. I was thinking about asking for some developing stuff and give it a shot. I just want to develop my Tmax 100 (maybe later get chemicals for my E6), and I dont need to make prints right now. I was assuming I'd need a tank, a reel, and some chemicals. I've been reading and know I need developer, stop bath, fixer, and wetting agent. When I go on B&H's website, I see a hundred chemicals and don't know what to choose. Does anyone have favorite brands and types for any/all of these chemicals? Thanks guys!
     
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    darin3200 TPF Noob!

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    You should check out the link to freestyle photo in the top right. They have some cheaper brands.

    Here are some favorites of mine
    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/sc_prod.php?cat_id=&pid=1000001707
    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/sc_prod.php?cat_id=&pid=602
    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/sc_prod.php?cat_id=302&pid=4707
    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/sc_prod.php?cat_id=&pid=595
    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/sc_prod.php?cat_id=307&pid=601

    Another favorite is a developer called diafine
    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/sc_prod.php?cat_id=301&pid=5558

    It's really easy to use and it last for years as compared to normal developer which breaks down over time
     
  3. Torus34

    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Go back to the 'Film Development and Q & A section. Then go to the 'New Article Published' thread. You might find a few answers there.
     
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    burtharrris TPF Noob!

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    Thanks everybody, I'm going to get some stuff in the next week or so. You better believe that I'll be back on here asking questions when I'm done.
     

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