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If your like me you can't wait to see how your Black & white images came out on the film!?! I have a quick way for this to be done. There are to chemicals that are out there that make this happen. They are A&B Diafine, they inable you to process a roll of black & white film in the time spand of 16 minuets as to where doing it the other way it takes much more of your time. This is a quick & easy way to a happy photographer. IT'S AS SIMPLE AS:
3 MINUTES A-DIAFINE
3 MINUTES B-DIAFINE
30 SECOND RINCE IN WATER
5 MINUTES IN FIXER
WASH IN RUNNING WATER 5 MINUTES
30 SECONDS IN PHOTOFLO
THEN HANG TO DRY.
YOU ARE ALL DONE!!!! NOW WAS THAT EASY OR WHAT?
I know some photographers know about this process and use it ; However, their are quite a few that don't know. I went to Columbia College, Chicago for a year. In that time I taught my Darkroom Workshop I (black & white) instructor how to process film useing A&B Diafine. THANX 4 YOUR TIME,
-- Gabrielle Dawn Goodman (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 09, 1998
Does the temp of the chemicals and water have nothing to do with the development times? Is this time for all films????
-- Don Noll (email@example.com), February 10, 1998.
A professional photographer that I work for years ago used diafine. Its great for batch processing when you have different types of B&W films, you can process tri-x with plus-x for example. The times will be the same for any film and any temperture. The only drawbacks is an increase in film speed by about 2x. Tri-x will have to be shot at 800 asa, plus-x at 250. I may be wrong about these figures as its been awhile since I used it, but its close. If you are in a hurry and have a large batch of diffent speed films its great. But....forget the zone system as there is no way to adjust development. You are also pushing the film quite a bit.
-- Don Hensley (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 18, 1998.