March 1, 2010


Hi there,

this blog will be dedicated to a wonderful film developer you can mix yourself at home with ingredients you can buy in almost any supermarket, drugstore or pharmacy. It's names are "Caffenol" and "Caffenol-C".

Added Vitamin-C improves the quality in such a degree that it rivals the best commercial developers. The posted image was made with a 65 years old camera called Voigtländer Bessa 66, it has a beautiful uncoated 4-element lens named Skopar (3.5/75), exposed on Fomapan 100 film (type 120) and developed in Caffenol-C. Details like recipe and other tech stuff later.

More to come .... Reinhold


Anonymous said...

Hello Reinhold,
I am writing from Québec, Canada. Would you be able to tell me if this coffee technique works on colour film?
After my Aunt died I found an undeveloped Kodacolor VR film (old little 110 camera film) and am curious as to what's on it.
On the film cartridge it reads: "Cl 100. proc C-41.24 exp"
Can you advise?
Thank you. Frohe Weihnachten!

imagesfrugales said...

Hi Cate,

it's a regular colour negative film that can be developed by any lab that is able to process 110 film. I'm not an expert to bw-develop expired C-41 film in Caffenol, but if you want to try it I recommend regular Caffenol-C-M 15 mins 20 °C, with 5 - 10 grams/litre iodized salt.

Good luck and happy holidays - Reinhold