Push!

Developed four rolls of Neopan this morning. For the first time i’ve pushed Presto 400 to 1600. With Super Prodol (a push processor) this isn’t that painful – only 9 mins at 20ºC. As far as i can tell from the negatives it’s worked out pretty well… no obvious grain, looking well exposed, and good contrast. Happiness.

My working developer was looking distinctly grimy – so i dumped it and let down a new batch from the stock solution. This system seems to working quite well, and i’m getting lots of good processing out of a batch of chemicals. A few rolls ago i was thinking that my fix was starting to get used up, but it turned out that i just wasn’t remembering the time. Just so you know, you can’t fix in 2mins… well, actually you can but the negatives will stay a little purple / blue. Ooops.

Don’t know how long these ‘salad days’ of developing are going to last, but i’m still really enjoying it. Haven’t found myself looking at second hand digital backs on ebay…

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