This week the holidays are starting, so I found a new project: trying Caffenol film development.
Actually it was the first roll I ever processed. Prior to the holidays I have ordered a Paterson tank and some Fomapan Fixator.
I used the stand recipie by Lukaz (http://lukaz-photo.com/archives/400) with Saint-Marc soda wash (Common brand in France). I stick to the recipie so I did not shake the film during the process appart from at the start of each 30 minutes cycles.
The film is a Kodak Gold 200 and I used Fomafix fixator (7 minutes fixing).
I was quite pleased to be able to go through the whole process without hassles. Including opening the 35mm canister with a bottle opener and loading the film of the automatic reel.
However my negative is very thick, I can hardly see through but still can guess the images. Apparently this is because I used a color film; so I started from the wrong end! Well I’ll start again with a B&W film soon, I still have a few days of holidays left.
DIY scan, at my parent’s house I have no film scanner; I used their flatbed scanner and set a small torch light through a white plastic sheet as a back light in order to scan the thick film.
So I promise I will scan the film again when I am back home.
Oh yeah, the picture taken with my son’s Olympus mju1, is my colleague Oliver in the elevator of the office.
Camera: Olympus Mju1
Film: Kodak Gold 200
Scanning: HP flatbed scanner, Gimp processing