Buying kit to develop my own. How Much? What do i need???!!!

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by binglemybongle, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. binglemybongle

    binglemybongle TPF Noob!

    May 23, 2005
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    Manchester, UK
    I've been mulling over the idea of developing my own black & white prints (BW only, not colour). 35mm negs mainly but with a possibility of 6x6 medium format later.

    Can anyone give me an idea of what i will need and what it will cost? Assuming i have a room ready and blacked out (i havnt but use your imagination!).

    Im not looking for precise and massively detailed lists, just a rough idea.

    Thanks in advance to anyone.

    I must stress that I am not experienced so make no assumptions about my knowledge!!!:lmao:

  2. alexecho

    alexecho TPF Noob!

    Jun 8, 2005
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    For film:
    chemiclas: developer and fixer
    Light proof bag
    Developing tank with spiral...
    That's the main stuf. We have had a topic on this very recently, try reading back through a couple of weeks posts.
    You don't need a blacked out room for processing film. You need total darkness and that is very hard to create in a room, unless you have a spare room to use forever more as a darkroom - use a light proof bag, it's much easier, though others may beg to differ.

    for prints:
    dark room, with orange light - doesn't have to be totally blacked out as long as it is very dark
    three trays for chemicals
    preferably access to sink for rinsing photos

    There is a lot of other stuf that will help, but I think that's all that's essential.
  3. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

    Aug 25, 2003
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