Here is my experience with black and white negative film ORWO NP-22. In production from 1965, this film was available in many formats — 135, 120, 127, 620, cut sheet film… The stash I have is in 6.5×9 cm cut sheet in boxes of 25 films expired in 1991.
NP stands for Negativfilm P… Read the rest “ORWO NP-22 6.5×9 cm cut sheet film”
Konica Minolta Centuria Pro 400 220 roll film was intended for general and professional usage. One of its favorites application was by wedding and portrait professional photographers because of its natural skin tones rendition and good color reproduction.
In January 2006, the company announced that they will cease film production in March, 2007. My … Read the rest “Konica Minolta Centuria Pro 400”
Here are my 20 Argentine pesos on silver extraction from film fixer.
As you already know, a big variety of light sensitive emulsions contain silver salts that form the image through development and fixing procedures. When you create black and white photographic image (just one to mention), a part of the silver halides remains on … Read the rest “Silver extraction from exhausted film fixer”
Let me share with you my experience with AGFA Chrome RSX 100 color slide film. This is an E-6 film produced between 1995 and 1998. At the dusk of the sustainable film production R&D must have been advanced since in 1999 this film has been replaced by an improved version, AGFA Chrome RSX II 100.… Read the rest “Film review: AGFA Chrome RSX 100”
Let me share my experience with ORWO A-03 — this is a black and white negative film developer.
Looking for its recipe in my old photo handbooks and internet forums I found scarce information.
This is a phenidone – hydroquinone based developer. It has been designed for professional labs tank development, thus packages for 5, … Read the rest “ORWO A-03 black and white film developer”
Few years ago, after a quick encounter with black and white development processes, trying not to be one-trick pony and without proper preparation I jumped to color reversal process ORWO C-9165. This is an old, pre-E-6 process applicable to many color reversal films, but mainly intended for ORWO UT (Umkehrfilm für Tageslicht) and … Read the rest “Mistakes in developing color reversal films (with ORWO C-9165 process)”
Let me talk a bit for Agfa Process 41. There will be pictures, too.
In the heaven of slide films, on the stairway to E-6 one of the last steps was this very process. It was in a firm use in the ’70s before Agfa introduced Agfachrome 200 film in about 1981 and, logically, Agfa … Read the rest “AGFA Process 41”
This is the old ORWO PF-2 film — positive, fine-korn motion picture film. In the past it’s been used for producing black and white positives for cinematography by contact printing. Surprisingly to me, a new versions of it is still in distribution by the good lads of ORWO North America. Here is a specs page… Read the rest “ORWO PF-2”
This is a summary (so far!) of my experience and mistakes in developing old color negative films like ORWO NC-19, NC-21, Svema, Kodak 5247, Fuji Eterna 500T, AGFA, etc. I do not have enough experience with C-41 films, so the below problems may have slightly different causes then these here. Most of the negatives below … Read the rest “Mistakes in developing color negative photo materials”
Let’s explore color negative developing kit ORWO C-5168 and how it behaves on a concert with different emulsions, most of them not designed for such a duo.
I was planning for some time to cross process various films in old recipes and the darkroom gods smiled down upon me this January. In my quest for … Read the rest “Cross-processing in ORWO C-5168”