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Old 18th November 2020, 09:40 PM
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I made a silly mistake and just developed a roll of fomapan 100, three minutes longer than needed ,I knew it was the wrong time but I just blundered on blindly .The film does look over developed ,but I will know how bad it is when I get to print some of it .....Whata Mistaka To makea
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I made a silly mistake and just developed a roll of fomapan 100, three minutes longer than needed ,
So Paul, what should the normal development time have been?
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with DD-x I dev at 8mins ,but I looked at my notes and looked at the kentmere 100 times that are 11 mins ,I knew it was wrong ,but I still went ahead with 11mins ,for some reason it has really bugged me .but I will get over it ,,..
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Paul I can't believe that anybody is more paranoic about this than me but I suspect that it may not be as bad as it sounds. Printing "through it" as they say may well still you reasonable prints.

For our education it would certainly be useful to see what effect this has on the print

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Old 19th November 2020, 12:59 PM
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The majority of my 1980's developed films were over developed. It must have been something I read at the time, but I always gave the development times just a bit longer, as I thought more was better than less.

They turned out very dark, looking at them with a fresh eye today, but I have printed some of them in recent years and with modern papers and chemicals, I made some prints that I was very happy with. The only downside was the very extended exposure times in the darkroom.

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Old 19th November 2020, 04:02 PM
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I made a silly mistake and just developed a roll of fomapan 100, three minutes longer than needed ,I knew it was the wrong time but I just blundered on blindly .The film does look over developed ,but I will know how bad it is when I get to print some of it .....Whata Mistaka To makea
Made plenty of them in my time! But never the cardinal sin of taking photographs with no film in my camera.
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Old 19th November 2020, 04:39 PM
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I have made more mistakes than I care to remember, including taking a roll of film in a Leica with the lens cap on, and another roll of film that hadn't been loaded properly, and so wasn't winding on, only cottoned on to that on when I realised that I must of taken 40 or more frames on a 36
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Made plenty of them in my time! But never the cardinal sin of taking photographs with no film in my camera.
I have done that - of a paddling companion swimming with seals while I held on to her kayak. A unique occurrence I am unlikely to see again and the photographs would have, of course, been brilliant never mind unique.

And I have put a film through the camera twice: I still have the negatives!

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made a contact sheet with said film ,as i expected hi contrast and soft images ,a couple look like they will print ,but they all look like they were shot with a soft filter ,a bit dreamy . when I have some other negs to print .I will do a couple of prints from that roll ....
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We've probably all been there Paul.
I can remember pulling one roll out of the tank and finding it completely clear. I was baffled, until I realised the developer was still sitting in a measuring cylinder on the kitchen window sill. I'd 'developed' the film in plain tempered water. Genius.
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