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Silver extraction from exhausted film fixer

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

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Film review: AGFA Chrome RSX 100

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 At the dusk of the sustainable film production R&D must have been advanced since in 1999 this film has been replaced by an improved version, AGFA Chrome RSX II 100.… Read the rest

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AGFA Process 41

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

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ORWO PF-2

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 pageRead the rest

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Mistakes in developing color negative photo materials

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

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Cross-processing in ORWO C-5168

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

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Fuji Reala 500D

Let’s have a few f/stops around Fuji Reala 500D negative film. 2 years ago I got a well kept roll of it, but never went back to the pictures until recently when I was browsing some memories from 2015.

As obvious, Reala 500D was used as a motion picture film. Slumdog Millionaire, Walk the line, Read the rest