What do you get when you process negative film in black and white, then reprocess it as colour? You get even weirder colours than cross-processing alone can ever produce! Read the full tipster to find out how!
When a colour film accidentally got into my black and white tank, colours could not have gotten any stranger! Once I had realised that this had happened, I consulted a Kodak datasheet about reprocessing colour film processed as b&w. And so I tried, shocked and surprised at the results.
You will need:
- Colour Film
- Black and White processing equipment and chemicals
- C-41 processing equipment and chemicals (you need a separate bleach and fix, blix wont work!)
Shoot your film. A colourful subject is best.
Process the film as black and white.
It is best if you do this yourself, as a lab will not reprocess for you.
Reload the film once dried into the reel, then bleach in C-41 bleach for 5 minutes at 38degreesC
Wash for 10 minutes under running water
Re-process as standard C-41
You will now have some negatives. Dry them, scan them and enjoy!
What I used:
- AGFA Optima 200, expired 2007
- Rollei Digibase C-41 kit
- Kodak D-76
- Kodak Polymax Fixer