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Film Development kit…

Its Arrived my new film development tank, ordered from ebay about a week ago.

All I need now is the chemicals and someone has told me that a photography shop in Waterford sells everything I need, so when I get time I will drive down to them. After that I am ready to go, I am very excited about this its years since I developed a film and I cannot wait to see how it turns out!

17 responses

  1. Wow, old school – how fun! Enjoy your new adventure!

    April 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    • Hi Sharon, Yes I am going to enjoy getting my hands dirty again – lets see how it goes?

      Ps I love your new images! Go have a look anyone who’s reading this, you will love them!!

      April 17, 2013 at 12:41 pm

  2. noelgreene

    Nigel, brings back memories .. Has your Post re M Thatcher been taken down ?? I wanted to comment on it

    April 17, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    • Yes Noel I am looking forward to getting stuck in and seeing how its goes.

      No I just had second thoughts! for another day maybe!! , I am please you got my message though, I don’t think many people where I grow up will be noting today so maybe I won’t ether another reason for changing my mind !!!

      April 17, 2013 at 12:38 pm

  3. Wow this is so cool! I can’t wait to see how they turn out too. Is it easy to do? Can anyone do it? I still have my old film SLR.

    April 17, 2013 at 12:57 pm

  4. Hi Norma.

    Thanks 🙂 I am looking forward to doing this again 🙂

    From what I can remember YES and NO, sorry to answer like that…

    Yes in as much as its just a process once you have done it and got it to work you will always get it right (well!) its like, hum like? OK like cooking in as much as you have to be good at timing of things and the temperature of the chemical involved. You need everything ready before you start and keep things at the recommended temps until you need them. If your good at these skills you will have no problems at all…

    The main thing is getting the film out of the cartridge onto the reals (White things you see in the photos) and into the tank in the dark, but you can practice this with a cheep film you don’t need. A room with no windows or the night before in the dark is perfect!

    Once you have the film in the tank everything else can be done at a sink. You need a bucket for the use developer and fixer – don’t dream of putting these down the drain you will kill your pipes. Our local tip takes used chemicals no problems…

    I will post full instruction and document the full process when I do it for you, would love you to have a go at this !

    Its fun Honestly! 🙂

    April 17, 2013 at 1:14 pm

  5. 1annecasey

    I can’t wait to see how it turns out either Nigel – I’m sure you’ll produce some awesome results! : ))

    April 17, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    • I Hope to enjoy doing this 🙂 Its for the fun of it!

      April 17, 2013 at 10:01 pm

  6. You are so brave ….
    Looking forward to seeing the results of your artistic endeavors.

    April 17, 2013 at 8:49 pm

  7. Nigel, I develop all my film now and it is not only fun but regarding!
    Until now I was sending my color film to a pro lab, but I decided to give it a try and I came to the conclusion that, provided that you have a strict control of temperature, it is as simple as developing b&w!
    I also look forward to see the outcome of your endeavour!

    April 18, 2013 at 10:05 am

    • Hello Jesus,,

      Colour Wow, that’s very interesting I never new you could do color at home, thank you for your comments. Do you have any results online I would love to see some samples and have a go!!

      April 18, 2013 at 2:15 pm

      • Hi Nigel,
        The same thing happend to me, I thought that doing color at home would be very difficult or almost impossible. The only “problem” is that you need to control very well the temperature of the developer. In my Flickr gallery you may see the results of my color developing work.

        April 18, 2013 at 2:51 pm

  8. Excellent, I look forward to seeing the results.

    April 18, 2013 at 6:53 pm

  9. Oh I remember those days locked into our bathroom because it was the darkest room and the fiddly bit of trying to wind the film onto the spool. I loved it…happy days. 🙂

    April 18, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    • Hi, Thanks for the comment and likes 🙂

      🙂 That parts not changed and yes Fun Fun Fun!!!!

      April 18, 2013 at 10:21 pm

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