6 thoughts on “Hiiii-YAH!

  1. P says:

    This is tagged “Superia 200.” Did you develop this in B&W chemistry, or was it developed normally using the C-41 process and then de-saturated in post?

      • P says:

        Thanks! It looks like it converts nicely in post.

        I’ve always wanted to experiment with C-41 film in B&W chemistry, but never have. Maybe one of these days I’ll get around to it.

      • mewanchuk says:

        P,

        If you are going to try it (and you totally should!) use the starting times and temperatures for Ilford FP4+ as a guide.

        Realize that the negatives will appear a bit thin, but will scan up just fine. (Also remember that you won’t be able to use digital ICE, as the negatives now contain silver!)

        All the best,
        Mark

      • P says:

        Thanks, Mark! I appreciate it. If I ever manage to get around to it, I’m thinking I’ll probably use Rodinal the first time, likely 1+50. So per your advice, I’ll look at the FP4 PLUS times and make adjustments as necessary from there depending on how the negatives scan.

        I pretty much only shoot black and white film these days so Digital ICE is something I never use anyways, but thanks for the heads-up!

        Yeah, I figured the negatives will look a little thin and low contrast due to the presence of the orange mask and also because I imagine color film has much less silver in it than traditional B&W emulsions do (but I could be wrong about that). Thanks for confirming my suspicion.

        I’ve got quite a bit of C-41 film in the fridge that I picked up some time ago thinking I’d be shooting more color, but then migrated wholly to B&W, in part because I like it better and in part because of how expensive lab processing has gotten (I don’t care to mess with color chemistry myself). Part of it is beginning to expire so this seems like a good way to burn through a chunk of it and have same fun experimenting at the same time.

        Thanks again!

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