First time developing color film
I have been developing b&w for almost 3 years and decided to try my hand at color. My motivation were:
1- To use my great Leitz/M lenses for color
2- Avoid the painful drive to downtown - ugh!
3- Paying $8 for every roll developed (I’d rather buy film)
Before starting out, I checked all the thermometers that I had; they all gave different readings in the same tank of water at the same time (ugh!), so I stuck to the one that I have been using for the last 2 years. The other 2 I had found in the darkroom stuff that i bought.
Getting the temperature of the developer and the water bath was a bitch, after much trial and error, I got the temperature right at 102F. The instructions are really easy on the accompanying leaflet. I also added another step: I used Photoflo after using Stab for 45s, just like I use for B&w film.
I developed 2 rolls, one from my M6 and another from my Canonet. The second roll has camera issues, there is some light leak going on, so not all the frames are as good as the one that came out of the M6.
So here are the results, please let me know what you think. And to all you b&w developers out there, try color too, it’s not so difficult.
The Model Train Exhibit on Flickr.
This was an exhibit at the Heritage Classic Car Museum (upstairs). Very enjoyable. There were teams competing and there was friendly banter all around. I was astounded by the minute details they whole sets had been planned with. My sisters-in-law really enjoyed this exhibit, they are not so much into cars… LOL
I’ll post some more of these later…