I should use the Welta Weltax folding camera more. The only thing slowing me down is the lack of range finder — you have to guess the focusing distance. It was my first time I pushed Ilford HP5+ film with Kodak HC-110 developer.
Development notes: the 2-stop push for Ilford HP5+ 400 film was achieved with Kodak HC-110 developer (dilution B). Development time 11 minutes in 20°C. Agitated for 30 seconds and then 10 seconds every minute. Approximately 5 inversions during every cycle. Fixed and washed.
Film scanned as positive and processed in Photoshop (invert, desaturate, curves). It’s my (new) favorite way of processing black and white film in medium format.
I’ve never really learnt to like Kodak Tri-X but I have to say this roll of film looks pretty good. It was the first time I developed Tri-X with HC-110 and they seem to work really well together. This was my last Tri-X roll though.
Development notes: Kodak Tri-X 400 was shot at ISO 1600 which required a two stop push in processing. Kodak HC-110 (B, 1+31) used as a developer in 20 degrees. Development time 16 minutes, agitated every 30 seconds. Fixed and washed.
On Tuesday I developed two roll of film that I shot during Christmas. Here are some photos I took around the house when I was bored one afternoon. I used a roll of expired cheap Kodak film (Kodak Max 400) and pushed it by one stop. Nothing ideal in this combination but I can say I’ve done it.
I didn’t want to wait until Christmas 2011 to post these so here we go.
Development notes: developed with Rollei Digibase C-41 chemicals. Color developer time 3:45 (additional 30 seconds to make the one stop push), bleach time 4:00, fix time 5:00 and stab 1:30.