Caffenol Recipe Archive

  • I recently asked in the Caffenol Facebook group how I should shoot a roll of Kodak Technical Pan. Many people suggested […]

    Technical Pan in Caffenol-SMT / Mini Workshop

    I recently asked in the Caffenol Facebook group how I should shoot a roll of Kodak Technical Pan. Many people suggested […]

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  • Someone in the caffenol Facebook group asked if there is a faster development process then caffenol, and I referred him […]

    Hot Coffee

    Someone in the caffenol Facebook group asked if there is a faster development process then caffenol, and I referred him […]

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  • Niklas Rühl posted a picture in our Facebook Group of a negative developed in Wineol, an alternate devolper that is […]

    Wineol – Red Wine developer

    Niklas Rühl posted a picture in our Facebook Group of a negative developed in Wineol, an alternate devolper that is […]

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  • This is an article of fine art figure photographer Scott Nichol from Allentown, PA, USA. You can visit his blog at http://www.silverystars.com/somanystars/. The Original article […]

    Fomapan 400 in Caffenol-STD – Experiments and Results. And Large Format

    This is an article of fine art figure photographer Scott Nichol from Allentown, PA, USA. You can visit his blog at http://www.silverystars.com/somanystars/. The Original article […]

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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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  • We have received several comments, that teaspoon measuring is not the preferred way in mixing up your caffenol brew, as […]

    The Delta Recipe Goes Standard.

    We have received several comments, that teaspoon measuring is not the preferred way in mixing up your caffenol brew, as […]

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  • <!--:en-->A friend of mine recently told me about Diafine, a quite famous dual solution developer that is said to push mid tones by 1 stop. Diafine is a compensating developer, meaning you put in Solution A, let the film rest for 4 minutes with maybe 1 slow agitation per minute, pour out Solution A (both solutions can be reused) and then put in Solution B and let it develop further 4 minutes with agitation that is specific to the used film.

I was amazed about the tonality that the developer brings, and because I like experimenting, I thought why not try out something like that with Caffenol. Of course I knew that it will most probably not push the mids, and I cannot reuse the Caffenol mix, but it was fun for the experiment.<!--:--><!--:de-->A friend of mine recently told me about Diafine, a quite famous dual solution developer that is said to push mid tones by 1 stop. Diafine is a compensating developer, meaning you put in Solution A, let the film rest for 4 minutes with maybe 1 slow agitation per minute, pour out Solution A (both solutions can be reused) and then put in Solution B and let it develop further 4 minutes with agitation that is specific to the used film.

I was amazed about the tonality that the developer brings, and because I like experimenting, I thought why not try out something like that with Caffenol. Of course I knew that it will most probably not push the mids, and I cannot reuse the Caffenol mix, but it was fun for the experiment.<!--:-->

    Caffeafine (Using Caffenol-C as 2 step developer)

    A friend of mine recently told me about Diafine, a quite famous dual solution developer that is said to push mid tones by 1 stop. Diafine is a compensating developer, meaning you put in Solution A, let the film rest for 4 minutes with maybe 1 slow agitation per minute, pour out Solution A (both solutions can be reused) and then put in Solution B and let it develop further 4 minutes with agitation that is specific to the used film. I was amazed about the tonality that the developer brings, and because I like experimenting, I thought why not try out something like that with Caffenol. Of course I knew that it will most probably not push the mids, and I cannot reuse the Caffenol mix, but it was fun for the experiment.A friend of mine recently told me about Diafine, a quite famous dual solution developer that is said to push mid tones by 1 stop. Diafine is a compensating developer, meaning you put in Solution A, let the film rest for 4 minutes with maybe 1 slow agitation per minute, pour out Solution A (both solutions can be reused) and then put in Solution B and let it develop further 4 minutes with agitation that is specific to the used film. I was amazed about the tonality that the developer brings, and because I like experimenting, I thought why not try out something like that with Caffenol. Of course I knew that it will most probably not push the mids, and I cannot reuse the Caffenol mix, but it was fun for the experiment.

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  • Josh Harmon was kind enough to share his caffenol recipe and sent me two nice pictures, developed in caffenol. They […]

    Harmony Recipe

    Josh Harmon was kind enough to share his caffenol recipe and sent me two nice pictures, developed in caffenol. They […]

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  • My Favourite B&W Film is Ilford Professional Delta 400 for the moment. I really like the grain shape of this […]

    The Delta Recipe (Delta-STD)

    My Favourite B&W Film is Ilford Professional Delta 400 for the moment. I really like the grain shape of this […]

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