1. Your darkroom (kitchen, bathroom or cupboard) needs to be completely blocked out to stop light from entering. For windows use thick card cut to shape and held in place with blade canvas tape. 8230;see full text
Even if you have never developed a film before, you are unlikely to find it very difficult. You do not need a specially-built darkroom, and once you have loaded the film into the developing tank, the rest of the process takes place in daylight. 8230;see full text
It is important that you match the correct type of developer with your particular film being used or for specific results. For example, if push processing and you would like to keep grain to a minimum, you must use a fine grain 8216;speed enhancing8217; developer, such as Ilford Microphen. Other developers available include 8216;low contrast8217; or 8216;soft working8217; developers such as Kodak Technicol. Other developers are known as 8216;high acutance8217; developers, where acutance is a measure of the contrast at sharply delineated boundaries of light and dark tone. High acutance developers, such as Agfa Rodinal, emphasize grain structure and should usually be restricted to fine grained films. 8230;see full text
Push processing can help you shoot in very dim light. Sometimes the light on a scene is so dim that you cannot use a fast enough shutter speed even at the widest lens aperture. Pushing the film lets you shoot at a film speed higher than the normal rating by, in effect, underexposing the film. 8230;see full text
What developer does. Even after film has been exposed to light, the image is latent, not yet visible. Developer chemicals take the film to its next step by converting the exposed crystals of silver halide in the film emulsion to visible metallic silver. 8230;see full text
Your film may contain negatives that, at first sight, seem successful but reveal problems when you come to enlarge them. Check dry, processed film through a magnifier if there are signs of spots or slight variations in density. 8230;see full text
When your length of film is dry, cut it into convenient, easy-to-view strips of five or six negatives, and examine the results, The negatives on these pages and pp. 74-5 will help you to identify some common, but at first puzzling, faults. 8230;see full text
8216;Image quality8217; is a term which is applied to the ability of a film, negative or positive, to render fine detail. It is not a term which makes a judgement about the value of a photograph in respect of its content or ability to communicate a visual message. It is a purely technical reference. 8230;see full text
is a panchromatic black-and-white reversal film intended for taking black-and-white
slides and/or for making movies. The nominal film speed is ISO 100/21o. Due to undercoated very effective silver antihalo layer the film features very good resolving power and high contour sharpness. This antihalo layer will be decolorised during processing. Film is produced on a cellulose triacetate safety film base of thickness 0,125 mm when high mechanical and dimensional stability and high life expectancy is required.
Now for the first time our customers will be able to use our secure website to pay for film processing online or upload digital B038;W files direct to our server. Alongside our online services we continue to sell process paid films and mailers through popular photographic dealers giving our customers even greater choice.
We believe there will always be demand for traditional silver gelatin prints and we are passionate about making the highest quality black and white prints whether from film or digital files. Our company has 130 years experience of producing the best black and white photographic products, a heritage we are extremely proud of.
Good tones are obtained with normally exposed and developed conventional paper prints. Some modern papers even those described as 8216;fibre8217; are liable to give variable results and 8216;blotches8217;. It is recomended that prints are given full exposure, and development, an acid stop, fixed in a simple non hardening fixer, and copiously washed. Work only under subdued lighting. 8230;