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Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by BexarWolf, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. BexarWolf

    BexarWolf Got Milk?

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    These are just a few of the "too many" pics I've taken. I much prefer B&W but the C41 process film just doesn't capture the depths of black and white like professional B&W film does. And getting true B&W film developed is a pain in the arse around here. I'd love to do my own developing but I have too many irons in the fire right now to devote the time necessary to do it right.

    Ignore the pics of the bike. I was showing something else to a Virago Owners group:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/texaswolf00/
     
  2. Fred

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    "Cold land" is well named. I get that feeling looking at that picture. I know what you mean about C-41 b&w. I tried it and didn't like it at all. Couldn't find any blacks in the photo at all, just different shades of grey. I don't use it anymore as it was very disappointing.
     

  3. BexarWolf

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    That "cold land" was taken December of '04 in North Dakota when it was -18 degrees as was the auger pic. The auger one just happened to come out ok as I held the camera down at the end of the auger and let the autofocus do it's thing. I wasn't ABOUT to kneel down in the snow for that one.

    The main problem I've had with C41 is there's a lot of pink in the greys. It was then that I found out that B&W C41 is simply color film with the colors removed. I was truly disappointed. I've got a roll of regular B&W in the Elan now. I'm hoping to go out and about tomorrow and see if I can find any interesting subjects.

    Thanks for the reply.:supergrin:
     
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    This is exactly why I am in the process of getting started doing my own developing!

    To be auto that auger is cool! Cold land is great too.
     
  5. BexarWolf

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    Thanks for the positive comments.

    From all the issues I've read, it might become harder and harder to find the chemicals and paper for B&W. There's a lot of talk that Kodak is going to stop production of their B&W paper so get it while you can. Digital..........it's going to be the death of 35mm.
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