January 3, 2011

Eiriks blog

Have a look at this fantastic blog. Eirik from Norway uses premixed dilutions of coffee, soda and Vit-C. And he's a gorgeous photographer, livin in one of the most beautiful countries.


Thank you very much for your awesome research and my highest appreciation, Eirik.

Best regards - Reinhold


Ezzie said...

Thank you Reinhold. Very kind of you.


IOGDKA said...

I'm going to give this stuff a try! I have a hand agitation daylight tank for 120 film, but only a continual rotation jobo for large format. Are you aware of a protocol for continuous agitation?

imagesfrugales said...

For rotation development look here: http://caffenol.blogspot.com/2010/03/sample-from-harald.html

I would even recommend a shorter dev. time for Caffenol-C-M or C-H, since 12 minutes are a fine starting point for regular fast agitation 3 times every 30 seconds. Anyway you will get usable results and may adjust the procedure slightly after your first trial. I guess about 10 minutes will be fine for most films - but depending also on rotation speed.

Also Caffenol-C-L might be a very fine choice, I prefer (semi-)stand development for C-C-L because "shaking" the tank for 20 or 30 minutes (don't know) is quite boring imho. But with continuous rotation (machine processed?) you may come out with something around 15 minutes, but I really don't know exactly. Who want's to try and report?

Best - Reinhold

Anonymous said...

hello Reinhold , thank for sharing this with us. Do you now and ecologic way of fixinf, i read about salt water but nothing serious. Did you try? do you know any hody who try this?
I did 2 coffe dev and it was my first dev of my life, adopted.

imagesfrugales said...

Hi "Robusta Power" :-)

like said before there is no serious alternative to regular fixer. The ecological problems do NOT come from the fixing agent, but the silver ions that are very toxic for many micro organisms and affect the biological stage of wastewater treatment plants and of course in plain nature!

The only alternative to proper disposing making sense is silver recovery.

Best - Reinhold

Ezzie said...

Added a couple of posts to the blog. One concerning re-using Caffenol-C-M with Acros 100 (it met with success) :D