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08-10-2013, 11:12 PM   #61
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I bought an Epson V500 Photo flatbed scanner and use that to scan B&W negs. I spent around $150 on gear to develop my own film (including chemicals that I get locally), and I'm having a good time with it. After a while the gear will pay for itself vs. sending it out (if you want to justify it). I bought stuff from B&H, Adorama, Amazon and found some used items at my local camera shop super cheap. I too Googled develop film at home and found plenty of information. I have a lightproof bag for transferring the film to the spools and do the developing at my kitchen sink. There are plenty of videos on how to do it. I just discovered two iPhone apps for timing the film developing process, one is free and the other is $8.99. I'm getting a new phone this week and will get the free app to see how that works out before I pop for the other. If you want the exact details on what gear I bought I'd be happy to help, just shoot me an email.
Why thank you! I'm in a bit of a stump right now; I've not yet finished my 2nd colour roll of film [Fuji] and I already got a B&W Kodak Tri-X roll. The problem right now is money hehe. I have to make some payments, so it will be a while until I can spare some money for this. This means that, for now, I'll have to rely on the lab, and I'll get the developing/scanning gear until next month or so. I need a raise haha.

But I will certainly email you =]

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But as I recall, you DO have a flatbed scanner? And you just got what you think are good PRINTS ..... Isn't that a bit easier than whacking up coffee cups or other make-do methods?
That's right, I do have a flatbed scanner. Certainly not the best scanner, now that I've been taught a bit about them on this thread, although you're right. At least just to show the photos that should do. I'll scan them tomorrow!

[And just a note: I still want to do the coffee cup thing because having a RAW file from the negative beats scanning a print for post. And I intend to do post, particularly converting to B&W.]

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