With the purchase of a Krasnogorsk-3 and some old film stocks of ebay I have also decided to give 16mm home processing a go.
Naturally the first step will be B/W negative film, staring with two 100ft rolls of relatively fresh and correctly stored Fuji RP 72161,
followed by some new Kodak Double-X 7222. As soon as I can afford it, that is.
The only supplier, as far as I know, of photo chemicals is Sydney is Vanbar Imaging:
and I would really appreciate chemical advise that matches their supply, not to keen on importing at the moment.
I have planned for D-76 as developer and Ilford Rapid Fixer / Tetenal Superflx as fix.
What I haven't been able understand is what the Replenish process is and if I would need the D-76R or not?
Jumping ahead in time I also have a few really old cartridges of 16mm film. They have not been stored correctly and I can't
say I have much hope for them, but would still like to try shooting, developing and see if anything comes out.
At the moment I have, in 100ft rolls:
one Eastman Tri-X Panchromatic Negative Safety Film 7233 (from the 50's I would say)
one Perutz Perkine-U27 Umkehrfilm Panchromatic (from 1960, ASA 400 written on the box, not certain it's negative though...)
and then two 50ft U-Magazines, god knows how I'll get the film out and on to 100ft rolls...
one Eastman Background-X Panchromatic Negative Safety Film (expired 1963)
one Eastman Double-X Negative Film 7222 (would say it expired around the beatles first hits aswell..)
If anyone has any tips on how to, with chemicals or processing tricks, get anything out from these rolls it would be really appreciated.
Also. At the moment the only tank I have is a Lomo 30ft one. I'm trying to figure out designs for something that could take at least a 100
and advice on this point would be really helpful as well :)