Developing C-41 Color Film w/ D-76 B&W Chemicals

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  1. limr

    limr Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Temps are 20C/68F. I usually do 14:30, standard agitation.

    For mixing, I have found it is better to start with only some water in the container, add the washing soda first because it takes the longest to dissolve. I make sure that it does dissolve first, and then I add the Vit C next. The chemical reaction between the soda and the Vit C usually fizzes the water and heats it up a bit, which is why I start with just part of the water (I usually make it a liter at a time, and will develop 6-8 rolls with it). Then I add the coffee and add the rest of the water at a cold enough temperature that it will bring it back down to 20C by the time I hit a liter.


     
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  2. Fred von den Berg

    Fred von den Berg No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks for the links and the breakdown of your own method for mixing. I'm definitely going to try this.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing the results!
     
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    Ah! So Caffenol would work great for this? I have heard of that developing process. Any tips and tricks to Caffenol that might be different from using commercial chemicals? Thanks!
     

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