Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Mixing It

The developer and fixer in the press are ancient, so I'm making up fresh for that roll of Verichrome. For fixer, using Kodak F-24, except that I'm using S metabisulphite, not bisulphite. I have no idea what the difference is, and think I've been here before, and used this with no ill-effects.

The developer is Steady-Eddie, D76/ID11, but with 1.5g of Potassium bromide to combat any fog.

I got the film onto the reel and into the tank tonight. It was, naturally, very curly and springy indeed, but went onto the reel ok once it had done the first circuit, so to speak.

It was the strangest, hairs-on-the-back-of-the-neck feeling to sit down once the film was in the tank with the backing paper, take it off the spool, and think that the person who put that end of the paper into that slot on the spool did that years before I was born.