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04-22-2016, 09:33 AM - 1 Like   #13171
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Pentax MV with 50mm lens using Ilford C41 400 ISO (developed at Boots) and scanned on a Cannon CanoScanLide 600

I've not used C41 before and was struck by the sepia nature of the result. Also my first attempt to upload from Flickr .....




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04-22-2016, 10:18 AM   #13172
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QuoteOriginally posted by Robin CB Quote
I've not used C41 before and was struck by the sepia nature of the result
That is an interesting result. You can also convert to black & white using channel mixer (or various other methods), and tint to your preference in PP.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dsmithhfx Quote
That is an interesting result. You can also convert to black & white using channel mixer (or various other methods), and tint to your preference in PP.
The whole film are like it. I will probably convert a few to black & white, but I quite like it for some. I wonder if this is a characteristic of C41, or just the processing in that lab?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Robin CB Quote
The whole film are like it. I will probably convert a few to black & white, but I quite like it for some. I wonder if this is a characteristic of C41, or just the processing in that lab?
Unless you scan as greyscale any C-41 B&W will come out with a color cast. I make sure to always convert to B&W in Ps after scanning XP2 or Kodak BW400CN.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Unless you scan as greyscale any C-41 B&W will come out with a color cast. I make sure to always convert to B&W in Ps after scanning XP2 or Kodak BW400CN.
Thanks for that - I will do some experimenting, both with grayscale scanning and post-processing. I don't have PS, but am playing with LightZone at the moment.
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First try at developing C-41

Since developing B&W has gone well so far, figured to give C-41 a try - not as hard as I thought.....actually easier than B&W

MX & Ektar 100, developed with Unicolor, scanned with a Epson V800. The M35 f2.8 has been a real surprise, for both film & digital, wondering why it isn't praised more.

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M35 f2.8
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QuoteOriginally posted by longbow Quote
Since developing B&W has gone well so far, figured to give C-41 a try - not as hard as I thought.....actually easier than B&W

MX & Ektar 100, developed with Unicolor, scanned with a Epson V800. The M35 f2.8 has been a real surprise, for both film & digital, wondering why it isn't praised more.

M100 f4 Macro


M100 f4 Macro


M100 f4 Macro


M100 f4 Macro


M35 f2.8


M35 f2.8


M35 f2.8
Very impressive. Congratulations on your successful processing efforts.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ivanvernon Quote
Very impressive. Congratulations on your successful processing efforts.
Thank you
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Hey Longbow, I've got a Unicolor kit sitting here -- haven't mixed the chems yet -- and a pile of exposed rolls of C-41, so this is something I've got to get around to soon. I'm curious, though -- do you feel your results, color-wise, are true to life? The colors seem to be a bit muted to me. But I'm not familiar with these flowers, so I may be off base.

Also, a question -- would you care to share your technique? As in, what you used for temperature control, what temperature(s) and times you used? How many rolls you developed? One of the members here -- don't remember who it is, offhand -- stated that he's gotten an impressive number of rolls developed from just the small 1-liter kit. -- which is the one I have. I'm hoping to duplicate his feats, since I have about 15 rolls I need to develop.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
Hey Longbow, I've got a Unicolor kit sitting here -- haven't mixed the chems yet -- and a pile of exposed rolls of C-41, so this is something I've got to get around to soon. I'm curious, though -- do you feel your results, color-wise, are true to life? The colors seem to be a bit muted to me. But I'm not familiar with these flowers, so I may be off base.

Also, a question -- would you care to share your technique? As in, what you used for temperature control, what temperature(s) and times you used? How many rolls you developed? One of the members here -- don't remember who it is, offhand -- stated that he's gotten an impressive number of rolls developed from just the small 1-liter kit. -- which is the one I have. I'm hoping to duplicate his feats, since I have about 15 rolls I need to develop.
I agree the colours are a bit "off" (but only a bit). Most of my colour scanning is the same and I'm pretty sure it's down to the scanning stage rather than development. I find it very hard indeed to get good colours out of my V500, especially with 135 format film. Medium format works better for some reason.

QuoteOriginally posted by longbow Quote
Since developing B&W has gone well so far, figured to give C-41 a try - not as hard as I thought.....actually easier than B&W

MX & Ektar 100, developed with Unicolor, scanned with a Epson V800. The M35 f2.8 has been a real surprise, for both film & digital, wondering why it isn't praised more.

M100 f4 Macro


M100 f4 Macro


M100 f4 Macro


M100 f4 Macro


M35 f2.8


M35 f2.8


M35 f2.8
I like these results. Good shots and nice & sharp. I recently got an M 35/2.8 and while it doesn't get too much use due to having the f/2 version also, it's a very good lens and I like it a lot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
Hey Longbow, I've got a Unicolor kit sitting here -- haven't mixed the chems yet -- and a pile of exposed rolls of C-41, so this is something I've got to get around to soon. I'm curious, though -- do you feel your results, color-wise, are true to life? The colors seem to be a bit muted to me. But I'm not familiar with these flowers, so I may be off base.
Also, a question -- would you care to share your technique? As in, what you used for temperature control, what temperature(s) and times you used? How many rolls you developed? One of the members here -- don't remember who it is, offhand -- stated that he's gotten an impressive number of rolls developed from just the small 1-liter kit. -- which is the one I have. I'm hoping to duplicate his feats, since I have about 15 rolls I need to develop.
The reds seem to be off a little bit, the other colors are good. Don't know if it's the scanner or maybe the water temp dropped too much during development. I'd forgot to put the tank back into the water bath in between inversion cycles the first 2 mins. But being my first try, don't know, hopefully someone with more experience can give a opinion.
Just followed the instructions, watch a few videos online and read others experience here and on the web before trying it - lots of information out there. Used a water bath to maintain temp, getting a good easy to read thermometer is highly recommended. Got the chemicals stored in a black tub with a lid in a cool dark place, with the air purged from the developer & blix bottles, so hope to get many rolls out of it - we'll see.

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I like these results. Good shots and nice & sharp. I recently got an M 35/2.8 and while it doesn't get too much use due to having the f/2 version also, it's a very good lens and I like it a lot.
Thanks

It's a very good lens, got mine from KEH rated EX+ - $159, well worth it as it seems to be in the same league as my FA Ltds. As a side note, the FA43's hood works on the M35 perfectly - got one on order for it.
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