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Developing Found 126 film (Kodak Verichrome)



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rocking the rocking the ADEs jacket with

the the cool collect memories not

thinking okay

today I'm going to be processing some

found bare chrome pan this is 1:26 film

unlike 127 film this is still a roll

kind of fill but instead it goes inside

of those older Instamatic 104 cameras

and these cameras were popular

throughout the late 50s in the 60s and

they're very nice and I mean I kind of

like the idea of just going and having

the cartridge in there sadly this one

only has 12 exposures and to load it up

inside the tank my stainless steel tank

made for 126 which is actually the same

as 35 millimeter just different

perforations and a bigger negative first

I got to go into the changing bag take

the 126 very chrome pan out and if you

want to see what it looks like I

shouldn't load it into the container so

I'm going to go do that right now and

then I will be back to process it

it's black and white but I mean the

chemistry of it's so much fun what can

you do otherwise I'm gonna load this in

and I will be back to momentarily

alright now that I've got it loaded up

into the dark tank or the developing

tank excuse me I'm gonna start with the

pre-wash and I'm gonna do that now

then I'm going to make sure that there's

no contaminants on my film

so I'm going to pour in the d76 and I'm

not going to do like a full a full thing

in d76 I'm going to fill it up part way

and then I'm gonna put water in for the

rest and then I'm going to start the

timer and yes these are at temp I'm kind

of sit on a fridge sc9 be very fair

right I'm gonna turn that on and agitate

for the first minute

nice agitation and normally I recommend

wearing gloves just because you don't

want to get these chemicals on your

hands

all right so now I'm at the last and

final minute of the developing process

and so far I'm kind of excited to see

what emerges because I mean who knows

that films probably been in that camera

for so long I mean I always loved

finding old film and processing it

because you find pictures sometimes of

landscapes that were once something but

now are like completely different I mean

that goes with all things being time

changed well I mean it advanced so

quickly relatively speaking but on that

note I'm gonna finish up with the

developer I'm going to take the

developer pour it out and then I'm gonna

pour the stop bath in I'm gonna do that

for 30 seconds and this is something

that actually smells really bad and hurt

your hands and all that stuff so I'm

gonna take a little extra care with this

all right now I'm gonna pour the stop

bath back inside the stop bath container

no excuse me it smells great I'm not

gonna lie to you it smells bad and then

I'm gonna put the fixer in which is

something you don't want to get on your

hands either for 10 minutes I'm gonna

start the timer just a little past ten

because I gotta pour it in

and then I'm gonna agitate for every 30

seconds and you don't want to overdo it

with agitation so I'm gonna get this

this loose fixer off my hands and the

spot bath and I will be back I'm nearing

the last minute of the Kodak fixer and

then what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna

rinse the negatives for 30 seconds

before putting in the hypo clearing

agent so now that the time stop I'm

gonna pull the lid off for a moment and

pour the fixer in back in I can always

reuse fixer then I rinse underneath

there we go

for 30 seconds

I know what I'm gonna do now at this

point is pour the hypo clearing agent

made by Kodak into the developing tank

I'm gonna agitate for the first minute

and then I'm gonna add your take every

30 seconds kind of the same pattern that

is the rest of the stuff I mean it's

pretty much agitate and the way I'm

doing this is not the way that I would

do other people's film in sense because

this is found film there's a huge

difference between doing it right and

doing it right because I just did eight

rolls and they're all hanging up in the

other room so this one my hands kind of

tired but I just did eight rolls in a

big giant tank so this one's just for

fun but we're gonna see if we get any

negatives out of it I also have

Kodachrome 64 I still have to do after

I'm done with the hypo clearing agent

I'm gonna reuse it and put it back

inside the jug of a gallon jug of what

was water and I'm going to rinse the

tank for 20 minutes and you can't over

rinse your negatives I would say it's

better to have it rinse longer and get

all the contaminants out before you hang

it to dry

all right now that the hydro clearing

agent is complete I'm going to pour that

again if you didn't see it it's

splattered a little bit and that's kind

of the reason why I'm moving my drink

out of the way 20 minutes

stand up when you walk in the door spin

you around that'll harp on floor rock

you baby on the wraparound porch

underneath the magnolia blossom okay at

this point I've got 30 seconds before I

put the photo flow 200 in and then we're

gonna finally finally see if we have

images it's it's really just exciting if

sometimes you get some duds and then you

get some awesome images you don't know

because you can't see film all right 20

minutes is up pour this all out and then

actually I'm gonna put the paper towel

underneath it we're going to pour some

diluted water in the tank and fill it

all the way up to the top there we go

this is flow to flow 200 you want to put

a very small amount of it inside there

we go you didn't see that drop I put a

very small drop of it and I'm gonna

leave it in there for 30 seconds kind of

pick it up and wiggle it around a bit I

don't know how bad can photo flow is for

your hands so I can't say anything the

photo flow has done its job I'm gonna

take it from the container here which I

just spilled a little bit and I'm gonna

pour completely out and then we're gonna

finally see if we have negatives here's

the fake review the reveal oh oh oh oh

it looks like we got something something

Oh me all right

looks like we got something on some of

the frames yeah doesn't look like we

have too much though all right we can't

see it until we we put it on the flatbed

scanner so I'm just gonna hang it up and

let it dry and at least we can figure

out what's on it and I'm gonna hang it

up as I have a clone a hanger here I

hang it from the edge of the negative

and I'm just gonna unwind it it'll ever

let me unwind it okay I'm at the bottom

I'm just gonna add this as a weight to

the bottom and then it'll hold itself to

go I there we go and I'll just let it

dry like that and then we're done and I

just hit the negative how come every

time I make these videos they always

have something wrong we do but I'm gonna

finish cleaning up it's late tonight as

you can tell by the window it is dark

outside because it is almost 2:00 in the

morning to tonight so I'm gonna finish

up here and I will post the whatever

images are on this roll into the video

and hope you enjoy this is how you

process 1:26 film so this is how you

process 1:26 film so that's always fun

and I mean you can't really go wrong

with 126 126 was a format that was

designed for the Instamatic and they

were really really fun cameras they were

really good for the for the time period

I'll say but now it is I have to go

sadly I'll post the photos at the end of

the video and I hope you enjoyed

watching this I do apologize for the

interruptions that have occurred in this

video

like my dog or the person outside the

door who's bugging me but I will return

who knows but that's that peace

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