Potted plant

Potted plant

Potted plant, Saratoga, CA

Kodak Tri-X 400. From the Leica year challenge.
Slighty overdeveloped: Developer – Kodak D-76 6.15min at 80F, Kodak Rapid Fixer with hardener (5 min at 80F).

Technical Details:

Camera: Leica M6 TTL Chrome
Exposure: 1/125 @ f/5.6
Focal Length: 35mm
Lens: Leica Summilux 35mm
ISO: 400
Date: May 2014

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Black and White Film Development – Try 1

D-76 powder –
1/2 packet + hot tap water at 80F to make 800ml of solution

Rapid Fixer
Made 0.95 liter
Water used – regular tap water
0.475L of water + ~ 236.5 of Solution A + 26ml (1/4 of bottle) solution B added with lots of agitation + tap Water to fill up to 0.95l

What I did:
– 1:1 D76 at 80F (150ml of D-76 solution + 150 ml of water), one reel in development tank, 6.15 mins
I used the Massive Development Timer app to scale my processing. For the settings I chose, the app scaled the development time of D-76 at 80F to 6.30 mins.
– Dump developer
– Stop Bath – 1min – regular water as per app agitation directions
– Again refill water – 1 min agitation for 10 s
– Fixer – 4 mins, as per app recommendation
– Saved fixer for reuse
– Wash – 8 mins, agitation as per app – changed water three times
– Add 2 drops of formaflo wetting agent, water, – 5mins – agitate as per app

What I did wrong above:
1. Developer (D-76) temperature wrong – needs to eb between 65 to 75F
2. Did not measure fixer temperate – needs to be between 65 to 70F
3. Kodak literature suggested times: D-76, 1:1 at 68F – 93/4 mins
4. Need to learn stop bath times / methods when using water
5. Washing all wrong: Need to use running water for 20 minutes (since the fixer I am using is a hardening fixer).

So my steps for next roll:

1. D76 (1:1) at 68F – 9.5 mins – agitation as per app
2. Dump developer
3. Fixer at 68C – 4 mins – agitation as per app
4. Save fixer (max reuse – 3)
5. Wash with running water under tap for 20 mins
6. Add 2 drops Formaflo + fresh water into tank – 1 min with agitation
7. Rinse and dry film

(This post was written in early May 2014).

Morning bench

Morning Bench

Morning bench, Santa Clara, CA

Kodak Tri-X 400. From the Leica year challenge.
Slighty overdeveloped: Developer – Kodak D-76 6.15min at 80F, Kodak Rapid Fixer with hardener (5 min at 80F).

Technical Details:

Camera: Leica M6 TTL Chrome
Exposure: 1/125 @ f/5.6
Focal Length: 35mm
Lens: Leica Summilux 35mm
ISO: 400
Date: May 2014

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Waiting at the carwash

Waiting at the carwash

Waiting at the carwash, Santa Clara, CA

Kodak Tri-X 400. From the Leica year challenge.
Slighty overdeveloped: Developer – Kodak D-76 6.15min at 80F, Kodak Rapid Fixer with hardener (5 min at 80F).

Technical Details:

Camera: Leica M6 TTL Chrome
Exposure: 1/125 @ f/5.6
Focal Length: 35mm
Lens: Leica Summilux 35mm
ISO: 400
Date: May 2014

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