Re: reticulation and hand processing

From: amanda christie (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jan 02 2007 - 12:42:41 PST

I'm probably way too late replying to this thread...
just going through a massive backlog of emails right

i've mostly used reticulation with 35mm stills ....
T-max 100 (TMX) to be precise. I've used two methods.

#1. use boiling water for pre-bath before
developing... proceed with normal temperature (20C)

#2. stop devloping midway, pour in boiling water for
30 sec, dump out boiling water, continue developing as

one of those methods gave standard reticulation look
with huge grain.
the other method caused the emulsion to turn green and
slide off in beautiful streaks. (unfortunately, i've
lost the notes and am not sure which method yeilded
which results... good thing i'm not doing medical

the general rule for reticulation of any film is that
you need a difference of temperature of 10C for
anything to happen... so you can go from hot to cold,
or cold to hot... as long as there is a 10 degree
Celsius difference that happens quickly.

hope someone finds that useful.

amanda dawn christie

--- nicole koschmann <email suppressed> wrote:

> Has anyone played with reticulation in hand
> processing 16mm black and white
> film? If so, what did you do and what stocks did you
> use? i know you need a
> stock that has soft emulsion. I'm asking this
> question for a student of mine
> who wants to experiment with this.
> Thanks for any information you have.
> Nicole
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at
> <email suppressed>.

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