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  • Developing 35mm film in caffenol works. No doubt. There are very little films that do not develop in caffenol. If […]

    Coffee in motion

    Developing 35mm film in caffenol works. No doubt. There are very little films that do not develop in caffenol. If […]

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    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas

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  • While sorting out my Camera Cabinet I found a Roll of exposed Kodak Portra 100T (Tungsten). This film is not […]

    Kodak Portra 100T

    While sorting out my Camera Cabinet I found a Roll of exposed Kodak Portra 100T (Tungsten). This film is not […]

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  • Recently I wrote an article about an extremely cheap film, the wonderful Lucky SHD 100. Today I will post some […]

    Rollei Retro 100 Tonal

    Recently I wrote an article about an extremely cheap film, the wonderful Lucky SHD 100. Today I will post some […]

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  • Correction! I mixed up negatives while scanning, And just found out that This Film is NOT Rollei Retro 400S, but […]

    Rollei RPX 400 (was:Retro 400S)

    Correction! I mixed up negatives while scanning, And just found out that This Film is NOT Rollei Retro 400S, but […]

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  • I got a testbatch from MACO of Lucky SHD 100, a very popular Film used by Photography students in the […]

    Lucky SHD 100 – film can not be cheaper

    I got a testbatch from MACO of Lucky SHD 100, a very popular Film used by Photography students in the […]

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  • If you are looking for a (very) high resolution and (very) contrasty Black and white film, you have probably looked […]

    Agfa Copex Rapid in Delta-MICRO

    If you are looking for a (very) high resolution and (very) contrasty Black and white film, you have probably looked […]

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  • It’s been a busy year for caffenol, and 2011 will not calm down, that’s for sure. I would like to […]

    Happy New Year!

    It’s been a busy year for caffenol, and 2011 will not calm down, that’s for sure. I would like to […]

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  • I went to a Photo fair the other weekend and bought another, small camera that I always had an eye on: The Olympus XA. It is in excellent condition, came with the A11 Flash and a small bag. It had already batteries installed and as I always carry a Film canister with some film with me, it was obvious to put it in: 2007 expired Kodak Porta 160 NC. A wonderful color film, that comes out great in caffenol. The XA has only full ISO stops, so I dialed in ISO 200 and began shooting.

    more Kodak Porta 160 NC

    I went to a Photo fair the other weekend and bought another, small camera that I always had an eye on: The Olympus XA. It is in excellent condition, came with the A11 Flash and a small bag. It had already batteries installed and as I always carry a Film canister with some film with me, it was obvious to put it in: 2007 expired Kodak Porta 160 NC. A wonderful color film, that comes out great in caffenol. The XA has only full ISO stops, so I dialed in ISO 200 and began shooting.

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  • f you read a bit about caffenol development or development in general, you will quickly learn phrases like "my negatives came out very dense" or "negatives where thin, but scanned fine". So what does all that mean?

If you develop color films in caffenol, most likely you will get dense negatives (dense meaning you cannot see through the film in this case), positive films and High ISO films will be denser then low ISO films. These negatives are not very good to produce prints on paper, as contrast is quite low and they have an orange mask. High ISO B&W Films will most likely come out very thin and will look like underdeveloped negatives. Both types will scan fine and with a small amount of Post Processing (Level adjustments) they will look good on a screen.

    Density

    f you read a bit about caffenol development or development in general, you will quickly learn phrases like "my negatives came out very dense" or "negatives where thin, but scanned fine". So what does all that mean? If you develop color films in caffenol, most likely you will get dense negatives (dense meaning you cannot see through the film in this case), positive films and High ISO films will be denser then low ISO films. These negatives are not very good to produce prints on paper, as contrast is quite low and they have an orange mask. High ISO B&W Films will most likely come out very thin and will look like underdeveloped negatives. Both types will scan fine and with a small amount of Post Processing (Level adjustments) they will look good on a screen.

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