Processing Kodachrome as a black & white reversal film

This post is aimed squarely at darkroom aficionados. I was given a roll of Kodak Kodachrome 40 in Super-8 format. It hasn’t been manufactured for years and conventional colour processing using the K-14 process has not been possible since 2010. Kodachrome does not contain coupled dyes so processing is not possible using C-41 (colour negative)Continue reading “Processing Kodachrome as a black & white reversal film”

Autoradiographic plates

Outdated medical technology isn’t normally the kind of thing I’d be interested in, or would write about – but I was given some old glass autoradiographic stripping plates. I didn’t know what they were at the time – I assumed they were normal photographic plates, but I’ve done a little light reading. Autoradiography The gistContinue reading “Autoradiographic plates”

How to develop black & white film

As my interest in photography progressed, it was only natural I’d one day end up wanting to develop film. I developed my first roll last night by following this guide. It was extremely helpful – but there were a few points it didn’t cover. I made notes while I was developing, and so here’s aContinue reading “How to develop black & white film”

I wish I wasn’t a cretin…

That is, I wish I wasn’t a cretin when I was a child. I have an archive of hundreds of photos that I took as a child on various single-use cameras. I’ve scanned in the 6″x4″ prints over the past few weeks and they’ve come out as well as can be expected for grubby, well-handledContinue reading “I wish I wasn’t a cretin…”

Plustek OpticFilm 7200 35mm scanner

Today my new 35mm scanner arrived – a Plustek OpticFilm 7200. The 7200 is the bottom of the OpticFilm range, but perfect for my needs. All of the scanners in the range have the same optical resolution, but some offer features such as iSRD infrared dust and scratch removal, or MultiExposure where the scanner makesContinue reading “Plustek OpticFilm 7200 35mm scanner”