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What are the time tables for developing B/W 35mm!.!.!.!?
I'm getting back into it and lost all of my old info and want to develop tonight and the internet is taking too long to find anything relevant!. I need the basic time table and temps for developing!. I have a roll of Tmax 100 and a roll of BW400CN ready to go!. I have all the chemicals and will spool once I get the info!. Thank you!Www@QuestionHome@Com
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You're looking for the Massive Development Chart!. The development time will depend on what kind of developer you're using!. And of course, it will also depend on the temperature of your chemicals!. You should try to get your developer to 68 degrees!. Although for B&W film, it's not really super critical!.!.!.you can be off by a few degrees and still be ok!.
Go to the left and select your film from the drop-down box!. That will load the chart, which will show the development time for the film and developer you're using!.
By the way, BW400CN is NOT a true black and white film! It's actually a color C-41 film!. It gives black and white pictures, but it's a color film and you would have to use the C-41 process to develop it!. It won't work with black and white chemicals!.
also, if you want to get back into developing your own film, I would recommend Kodak Plus-X!. It gives very sharp pictures with no grain, and it has a nice tone to it!. It's also very forgiving with exposure and development!. I've tried T-MAX, but to me it just has too much contrast and it's very picky about exposure!. It doesn't handle mixed lighting very well!. You really have to try to get the exposure just right!. At least, that was my experience!. I hated T-MAX!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Don't do it!. The roll of BW400CN has to be developed in C41 colour chemistry!. Your T-Max developer will not work with it!.
The roll of T-Max 100 uses these developing times!. Your fixer time is 2x the amount of time it takes for one of the ends of your film to become clear without any agitation
Are you using D-76 or KODAK PROFESSIONAL T-MAX Developer (1:4)!?Www@QuestionHome@Com