I am fortunate enough that I have a Noritsu LS-600 (read: super swanky scanner) for my 35mm film. It can take in and scan an entire roll at once, is extremely fast, gives me great results, and has saved me a ton of money over the years. It only has two flaws: It doesn’t scan sprocket holes, and it doesn’t scan 120 film…
What happens when you develop color (C41) film in black and white chemicals? Technically it’s called cross-processing. But usually cross-processing refers to C41 film developed in E6 chemicals (or vice versa). I wanted to find out what would happen to color film if it was developed in black and white chemicals. Why? Because, why not?
When I started self-developing my film I had so many questions, not just about the development process (which you can read about here for b&w film and here for color film), but also about the logistics involved. Can I reuse chemicals? For how long? How do I dispose of them? How should I store them?
YOU DO NOT NEED A DARK ROOM TO DO THIS. You don’t even need a lot of space. You just need a sink and a changing bag. Once you get your film in the tank in your changing bag, it is light tight and can be worked with in daylight. The investment to do this is relatively minimal, will pay for itself before you know it, and the developing process is so much easier than you might think. So please read this article with the idea that you, too, can develop your own film at home!