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#1 Justin bowers

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 01:56 PM

Hi all I'm just wondering if I would be able to develope super 8 film with normal 35mm and 120 black and white film developers and fixers any help would be appreciated thanks for reading
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Posted 09 March 2015 - 08:23 AM

It depends on the specific process.  Google 'cross processing' between the films proper process and whatever process you have.    Generally motion picture films need to be pre washed to dissolve a carbon backing which I usually just use a warm rinse maybe with some dish soap and rinse until the water is fairly clear.   The remander of the backing can be squeegeed off with your fingers afterwards before the film dries.  which I usually do by hanging between the tracks of my garage door.   I've never done super8 though.  Run some very short tests just so you get a handle on what 'actually' happens.


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 08:28 AM

this will help a lot thank you very much for your reply I appreciate it
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Posted 09 March 2015 - 02:19 PM

Assuming it's B/W film, potentially, yes, but the quantities required are a lot more. A Super-8 film has about 3 times as much emulsion as a 135/36 or 120 roll.


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 02:40 PM

Onlyc olour film has the remjet backing.


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