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Yashica-D and Development Gear

Developing a Roll of ILFORD 120 Black and White Film (Podcast 477)

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We continue our mini-series of Film Fun videos, and today is the big day! In this week’s video, we develop a roll of black and white ILFORD 120 medium format film.

The podcast released for this episode is just an iPhone optimized low-resolution version of the full-sized video, which will enable you to view during your commute etc. but to see any detail, it’s best to view the full-sized video below.

Here’s a rundown of the entire Film Fun series.

  • Part #1 – Loading and Unloading a Yashica-D TLR Camera with 120 Medium Format Film (see here)
  • Part #2 – Feeding 120 Film into a Paterson Reel for Developing (see here)
  • Part #2b – Feeding 120 Film into a Paterson Reel inside the Changing Bag (see here)
  • Part #3 – Developing a Roll of ILFORD 120 Black and White Film (video below)
  • Part #4 – Scanning Medium Format 120 Film (see here)

Although I shot film for around 20 years until around 2000, I never had the chance to develop my own, so this whole experience has been very new to me and a LOT of fun. I won’t spill the beans on what happens in part three just yet, but as I mention a few times in the videos, I am sharing this first time experience with you, blow-by-blow, warts and all.

Below the video, you’ll also find links to everything that you need to develop your own film on B&H. Figuring this out was one of the largest hurdles, so I hope that will be useful for you too.

Here’s the main video for Part #3!

Here are the links to all of the products required for this process on B&H Photo. You can help to support the podcast by using these links. Use this link if you don’t see the products below: https://mbp.ac/bhfdp

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Show Notes

See this video on our Vimeo channel here: https://vimeo.com/martinbailey

See our Recommended Film Developing Products page on B&H: https://mbp.ac/bhfdp

Music by Martin Bailey


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4 Comments
  • inancy
    Posted at 14:15h, 21 June Reply

    Martin – check out the Massive Dev Chart application at http://www.digitaltruth.com/devchart.php It is a great app for calculating different times and dilutions.

  • Tony Pipitone
    Posted at 08:52h, 25 June Reply

    Hi Martin – Have you tried this for developing:
    http://shop.new55.net/collections/frontpage/products/r3-monobath-developer

    also check out:
    http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/developing-film-in-one-step-instant-processing/

    I have also been looking at some Bronica Etrs but haven’t pulled the trigger yet

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 09:26h, 25 June Reply

      Hi Tony,

      Wow! That’s witchcraft!! 🙂

      It looks very interesting, and probably great if just developing the film is the goal. Personally, I wanted to learn how to do this, and so I’ll stick with my current process for a while. Monobath looks so easy it would take much of the “fun” out of the process for me at this point. 🙂

      Thanks for sharing the links though. I’ll keep this in mind for the future, and I’m sure it will be useful for others too.

      Cheers,
      Martin.

      • Tony Pipitone
        Posted at 00:09h, 27 June Reply

        Yes, I see your point. The process is almost meditative….also comes with great satisfaction. I haven’t processed film in 35 years or so…unfortunately I only have around 5 or 6 prints from that time. Misplaced all the negatives. I am still checking for a used Bronica or Mamiya.

        Take Care

        Tony

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