Film processing â€“ mini â€“ workshop
A / Material required to process film:
Approximate second hand (S H) price is indicated for reference purposes.
If you want to process your film on the day, here is a list of the things which you will need to have on the day:
1/ Film tank
A film tank: the smallest size.
I recommend the Jobo 1520, it allows to process one film 35 mm or two film 120. But Paterson does a similar universal tank.
To be complete, the tank should come with:
- the tank
- a tube, which fits in the middle of the tank. It channels the liquids to the bottom of the tank
- a lead.
- A reel â€“ Please note that very often the reel is sold separately.
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S H price: approx 10 Â£
3/ Exposed roll of film
Either 120 or 35 mm, HP5 + Ilford rated at 400 iso.
S H price: approx 2 Â£
4/ A pair of scissors
[pic] I am sure youâ€™ve got one of those somewhere. Size does not matter, it is just for cut the film when you are loading the film onto the reel in the changing bag.
5/ Film cassette opener
[pic] If you intend to process some 35mm film, a film cassette opener. Also, a beer bottle opener could do the trick.
You donâ€™t need a film cassette opener if you are processing 120 or medium format film.
S H price : approx 2 Â£
You donâ€™t need any of these for the workshop; however, the following items will be required when you get to processing your film afterwards.
- Storage bottles (x2)
- Water jug(s) or water bottles
- Measuring cylinder or funnel
- Baby bottle brush for the funnel
- Stirring rod
- Pegs to clip the film
B / Where to buy the material:
The best places where to buy the material is second hand from :
the Second hand darkroom:
You do not need any chemicals for workshop.
However, for future reference, you can buy over the counter or online the chemicals at the following places:
- Silverprint ***** : http://www.silverprint.co.uk/
- Firstcall photographic: http://www.firstcall-photographic.co.uk/
- RK: http://www.thedarkroom.co.uk/
- Nova: http://www.novadarkroom.com/