Today I developed a roll of Kodacolor-X (can no longer be sent out for development) that I shot over a year ago & has been expired since 1971, so I had my doubts to whether or not it would turn out at all. Much to my delight I got some images!
vitamin c powder
First mix 5 teaspoons of intant coffee and 1/2 teaspoon of vitamin c powder in 6 oz of water. In a separate container, mix 3 1/2 teaspoons of washing soda in 6 oz of water. Once you have thoroughly mixed the two mixtures combine them into one container and the developer is ready! But beware that it kinda smells like dog breath...
After you have loaded your film follow the basic development rules but keep in mind that the development times may be different. I am still experimenting with trying to get the timings right.
Then you rinse, fix, rinse, and dry!
Because I used the color kodacolor-x film my negatives came out with a orange tint, but if you are using a standard roll of black and white film, your negatives will look much more normal.
|The camera that I used with this roll was|
a Duaflex III from the 1950s.
|My favorite from the roll.|
Here are some other photographs that I have developed using the same process:
Give it a try and let me know how your photographs turn out!