Re: Hand-Processing Techniques

From: D. Mark Andrews (email suppressed)
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 22:30:22 PDT


Charles,

When I started to process my own cine film a few months ago, I was a taken
aback by how little is actually out there on processing small gauge film. I
looked at all the sites mentioned thus far, but found Ken Paul Rosenthal's
directions the most accurate, thorough, and witty to boot. Ignore the other
sites and follow his directions. I've processed about 30 rolls of film using
them with excellent results. For the record, I've ONLY processed bw reversal
film according to his instructions.

Ken advocates the tangled-dunk method and this is a wonderful "look" if it
fits your subject matter. Theoretically you can achieve a more "lab quality"
product by using one the commercial tanks common 30+ years ago. The Lomo
tank is eastern European made and easy to find on eBay and the Morse tanks
(American made, which you probably used at SFAI) come up now and then on
eBay. As far as I know, no commercial tanks are produced any longer. I
purchased a Lomo tank a few months ago, but haven't tried it yet. I find
loading the spool with film, using practice rolls in broad daylight to be
extremely complicated, so I can't quite figure out how to do it in total
darkness!

Mark

  -----Original Message-----
  From: Ken Paul Rosenthal [mailto:email suppressed]
  Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 7:31 AM
  To: email suppressed
  Subject: Hand-Processing Techniques

  hey charles,

  i wrote this article specifically for those new to hand-processing:

  http://www.kenpaulrosenthal.com/antidote.htm

  ken

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