From: Pip Chodorov (email suppressed)
Date: Fri May 02 2008 - 04:07:31 PDT
I often develop super-8 tri-x as negative. It only takes 2 minutes in
D94 and then fix. You have to do tests though because it can get very
dark very quickly.
At 23:12 -0600 1/05/08, Robert Schaller wrote:
> If you want something with the same contrast and density properties as
>reversal that is developed as reversal, but which happens to be "negative,"
>then using the same reversal stock sounds like exactly the right starting
>point. Since really all the discriminatory development in the reversal
>process happens in the first developer, I would say, DON'T cross process it
>(at least in the sense of treating it just like a negative with negative
>chemistry): use the SAME first developer exactly as if you were processing
>it as reversal, but instead of going from the first developer to the bleach,
>go instead directly to the fixer, and then hypoclear, and then wash. Just
>skip the bleach and the clearing bath altogether. That should give a
>"negative" image with the qualities of reversal. Using a positive developer
>like D97 should come close (i.e., process it as if it were a print), but I
>wouldn't expect to get good results from actually cross-processing in a
>negative developer like D96.
> Robert Schaller
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