Ilfochrome in 12" camera


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May 18, 2006
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I'm thinking of trying Ilfochrome reversal paper in my darkslides to produce direct positives. I realise that the daylight will have to be filtered, but would appreciate any advice if anyone has tried this or just has some advice on using ilfochrome and its chemistry
Use the basic filtration marked on the pack as a starting point and shoot some tests.
You don't need to use a whole sheet for this, just some strips (like a test strip in printing). It's much cheaper.
The problem that Cibachrome (the original name, changed to Ilfochrome when Ilford bought the technology in the 90's) always had was contrast - it tends to have too much. Sunny days might not give very good results. Try shooting on slightly overcast days (soft light).
I last used Cibachrome around 1980 and have never felt the urge to go back to it, but I don't see why it shouldn't work as camera 'film'.

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