Last night I tried c41 processing at home. I found it to be much faff and less enjoyable than black and white processing, but this morning, after processing more rolls, I think I have the process down.
I have the BelliniFoto Monopart C41 Kit from nik & trick. It features a developer, a bleach, fixer and a stabiliser to wash with. The main differences from a black and white process are the temperatures, which are much higher at 38c, and with this kit there are no water washes.
My main reason for getting a c41 kit was to finally process old colour films and to try the process. I stopped mostly shooting colour film towards the end of 2014 and started experimenting with black and white films, so there are a few colour films hanging about waiting for development.
The following is a complete 120 roll of ektar that I exposed with a holga pinhole camera on a trip to kent, 2015.
The following are the best bits from 2 rolls of agfa vista (re-branded fuji stuff) spanning 2014-15, featuring two camping trips. I think they were shot with a contax 139q, and a Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.7.
It looks like a tumblr blog, is that still a thing?
Currently burning more agfa vista 200 in my oly mju ii. I want to see what a freshly exposed pushed film will be like.
I wanted to do something different for materials and processes blah blah research for my FMP, so the holga camera out.
To make it more fun I taped a red filter over the lens:
The film is also processed differently from I what I usually do. I wanted to preserve highlights and have some sort of sharpness. To do this I agitated 15 secs every 3 minutes rather than 10 secs every minute. The film was pushed to 1600 (compensating for the red filter). Full technical: Developed in hc110 Dilution E at 20c for 14 minutes, agitated for 1 min at start then for 15 secs per 3 mins.
Here is the whole roll, from snapshot to blunder, of a walk around town looking for subject matter:
As I wrote in the previous post, I had another visit to kinder scout. We started up Grindsbrook knoll, wandered about on kinder scout taking photos, and came down jacob’s ladder.
Ascending grindsbrook knoll, we wanted to get the views and the hard part over and done with. Unfortunately, as we walked up, the clouds came in and we started walking in rain clouds. We couldn’t see very far in front of us, so I just took shots of Finn when we took a breather. Towards the afternoon the weather cleared enough for pinhole shots.
Here are a few HP5 snapshots, pushed one stop, and taken with my MJU II.