The Dishwasher LabRat - four sample rolls shot with LC-A
There was this great tipster about putting your films into the dishwasher with stunning results. For all those who missed it, here is the link Now I tried the same with different films. I grabbed ten or more rolls, put it in the dishwasher and started the programme. After that I let them get dry on the heater – a mistake!!! The problem is, that the film will stick together and might ruin you camera. After trying out the first film where I could only advance two frames I put all films back into some water, got them out in a dark room and used a hair dryer to get them dry. Well, not all of them, but four. The others are still swimming in the water and due to the salt of the dishwasher, the canisters started to rust… I am very curious about those results, but I leave them a while longer…
Another problem was getting the films developed. I did not dare to ask the one hour lab and although I was not satisfied with them, ruin the lab of my drugstore. So I called my photolab of choice (Wacker in Pforzheim, Germany) and they used special developer to not contaminate his lab… Thanks, Herr Wacker!!!
All films were shot with my beloved LC-A and set to the original setting of the film, so a 100iso film was set to 100. Sometimes they are a bit too dark and I think of overexposing the next films one stop.
Here are now the results:
LC-A and Dm Slide film 100iso
LC-A and Lomoslide 200iso
LC-A and Agfa CT Precisa 100
LC-A and Kodak Elitechrome 100
So keep in mind that you should dry the films carefully or you might otherwise ruin your camera! And be gentle to your lab :)
Enjoy trying, but at your own risk!