Tech pan in C-41 devoloper?????greenspun.com : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Film & Processing : One Thread
I read somewhere that a good devoloper to use for tech pan to cut down on the contrast is C-41 devoloper. I was wondering if I can just take it to a lab and run it through theircolor devoloper! Is than feasible???? I hate using liquid technidol and I dont know how else to do it.... Any suggestions or comments ????????? Thank You, J.T.
-- joe t (email@example.com), February 13, 2000
Joe, I've not had Tech Pan done in C-41 but have had great success with Technidol. Why is it that you "hate" using it?
-- Bevan Greiner (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 13, 2000.
Do NOT take the film to a lab and run it through C-41. You'll have one extremely irritated lab manager.
Here's the scoop:
You use C-41 DEVELOPER. That's right, just the developer. The rest of the process is your standard fix, wash etc.
Try 9'/68F EI 12-16 as a starting point. Use ordinary inversion agitation; you don't have to do the Technidol cocktail-shaker stuff. Then follow with a water rinse (no stop), then your standard fixer, wash, HCA etc.
If that's too contrasty for you, you might try shortening the development time or diluting it 1:1. There's not much wiggle room; TP is sort of an all-or-nothing film.
You can buy Kodak C-41 developer in a gallon size; don't worry about developer starter etc. For just fiddling around you might try begging enough developer for a tryout from a local lab.
C-41 dev results in a speed and curve shape similar to Technidol, Rodinal 1:100, Ethol TEC and Burton 195, but it's not prone to uneveness, streaking etc.
BTW, the reason for not using stop is that it often causes reticulation with TP.
-- John Hicks (email@example.com), February 13, 2000.
Try Microphen developer, diluted 1+5, 14 min. @ 75 deg. F, EI 32.
-- Tim Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 14, 2000.