Developing Film with the BMPCC and 13mm f1.5

Discussion in 'Other Micro 4/3 (Black Magic Design, etc)' started by Lobbamobba, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. Lobbamobba

    Lobbamobba Mu-43 Veteran

    May 15, 2013
    Film and Film Look
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  2. sebs_color

    sebs_color Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 5, 2014
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
    I really wanted to begin developing film. What were those three chemicals used? Is there some sort of kit I can buy?
    Awesome video.

    Thank you!

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  3. Markb

    Markb Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 9, 2011
    Kent, UK
    You need:

    Lots of water, filter if in a hard water area
    A developing tank
    A dark place to load the tank or a changing bag
    Something to hang the film from
    A bottle opener to crack open 35mm cassettes
    Some kind of timer
    Sleeves for your negatives.

    That's about it.
  4. Lobbamobba

    Lobbamobba Mu-43 Veteran

    May 15, 2013
    The three chemicals was developer, stop bath and fixer.
    But if you don't want to, you don't need the stop bath, I use it because its faster but lots of water would do the trick.

    Yes there is plenty of get started kits with everything you need.

    I did another video as well that was more of a beginners guide, (also shoot with the bmpcc)
  5. sebs_color

    sebs_color Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 5, 2014
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
    Thank so much for the reply and for all the information! I'm hoping to get an olympus om1n soon, and would love to develop my own film.

    Again, thank you!


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  6. BobBill

    BobBill Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 29, 2010
    MN USA
    Bob Hively-Johnson
    +1. I would add one item, a scanner. I do BW and then go digital, as the chems using paper irritate my hands. The idea of using film and scanning is the best of both worlds, IMHO.

    I use medium format folders mostly and I see what appears to be a Zeiss folder in the vid, and Nikon 6006s. I do have one large format 6x9 plus 645 Bessa one I would sell, which has been cleaned etc by C66. Like new dual format medium folder...with a few extras.
  7. cprevost

    cprevost Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 31, 2012
    What once was a chore is now art! I remember how grateful I was to not have to do all that when digital came around. Cool to see some people keeping the art alive. I have nostalgic memories about the darkroom but no desire to go back.
  8. zathras

    zathras Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 13, 2014
    Waikato, New Zealand
    Chris Nielsen
    I realised I'd lost the love of darkroom work when 2 years went by and those poor sad little rolls of film were still in my fridge. Sadly when I did finally develop them, because they were bulk rolled and not in plastic canisters, the moisture had gotten to them and they were full of some sort of fungus.
  9. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    What is a large format 6x9? If you mean 6x9 on 120roll film, isn't that medium format?

    I don't really think it is large format till its sheet 4x5 or bigger.

    Depending what it is (and price) I may be interested
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