Re: Hand-Processing Techniques

From: charles chadwick (email suppressed)
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 23:31:26 PDT

So you just spaghetti process with buckets or
whatever? I am looking for the hand processed look,
and am not out to get flawless results with a
processing tank. If I wanted that, I'd just send my
film to a lab. I have used the lomo tank for super8
before, and I've bucket processed 16mm print stock. I
guess it would be best just to buy some buckets along
with my own chemicals and process away.


--- "D. Mark Andrews" <email suppressed> wrote:

> 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:
> ken
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