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Tipster of the Week: Reversed X-pro

Just when you thought you already did everything there is to do with film, you had it wrong then. Because out of excitement from the previous Film Orgy that had happened, Stouf thought of another way to play with them, yet again! And you know how we love these kinds of things here at Tipster, so treat yourselves and read on!

C41 – B&W – E6 – Xpro by stouf

Following eggzakly’s recommendations about E6 X-pro, and after discovering that some B&W films can be cross-processed, during a film orgy with rater and androfun here’s the method to get B&W slides.

As eggzakly taught us, negative (C41) films can be cross-processed by processing them in E6 chemistry. So we’re talking about the other way of X-pro, not the usual one (where slide film is processed in C41 chemistry). To do so, the E6 process must be pushed by 3 stops (a 10 minutes longer exposure to first developer, compared to the duration given here). You’ll get a nice slide, not really Black and White, but anyway… It’s enough to pretend that you’re close to the mythical Agfa Scala.

So, logically, you’ll need B&W films that can be processed in C41 chemistry. The ones I know are (if anyone knows any other, please tell us in the comments):

  • Kodak BW400CN
  • KodakT400CN
  • Kodak Portra 400BW
  • Fuji Neopan 400CN
  • Ilford XP2

I’ve tested both Kodak BW400CN and Ilford XP2, and also a 70mm Holga with Kodak BW400CN + an unknown color negative 400 iso.

Instead of Black and White, the Ilford came out with hues of blue and pink while Kodak had a green and orange tint. I recommend using a red filter to increase contrasts, as with any B&W film, and to slightly under-expose the Ilford XP2 to get a better density.

Holga

Canon F1n

New to Lomography and want to learn about Cross processing? Check out our guide dedicated to x-pro photography at http://crossprocessing.info/

written by stouf

31 comments

  1. stouf

    stouf

    Yipee ! Thanks LSI ! But there was supposed to be two galleries, one for the Canon F1n and one for the Holga (sprocket shots)...Anyone could fix that please ?

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  2. lawypop

    lawypop

    great tip... not sure if the ocal labs do that :P u did he developing yourself?

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  3. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    wooooww wooooowww CHEMICAL BROTHERS IS IN THE HOUSE!!
    @stouf you're the greatest brooo!!

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  4. stijn_b

    stijn_b

    cool tipster! I was wondering what would happen if you do that but there's hardly anything to find on the web about this. So thanks for the tipster!

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  5. panelomo

    panelomo

    love that vintage feel!

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  6. smclemon

    smclemon

    Good work Stouf, that's a really cool effect :D

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  7. rater

    rater

    Yeah, the kodak bw400cn looks great!

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  8. mrs-paul

    mrs-paul

    Shot 13 is so beautiful!

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  9. breakphreak

    breakphreak

    craziest mad professor you are :)

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  10. stouf

    stouf

    Hooo ! Thanks a lot everyone ! You're all so nice to me...
    @lawypop: yes, I processed all these at home. But I think you could ask your lab. First, ask them how many rolls they process in one batch (my machine does 5 films in one process). Then, bring them the right amount of rolls so that they'll do a special process only for your rolls... Labs usually refuse if you ask a special process for one roll, but if you ask for a complete special process, maybe they'll accept ?!

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  11. vicuna

    vicuna

    Wow!! Again a fantastic tipster from our master stouf!! Amazing shots, specially love the Holga 70mm.... congrats for the great work stouf! :)))

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  12. stouf

    stouf

    @vicuna: MERCI l'ami !!!

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  13. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    stouf is always superb in his way of doinf things

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  14. azurblue

    azurblue

    Thanks stouf for all these tips, you're a wizzard !

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  15. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    genius!

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  16. dogma

    dogma

    Fantastic shots! congrats amigo!

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  17. japsix

    japsix

    a wizard! i've already told you! you are a WIZARD!!!

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  18. dmigor

    dmigor

    this is unbelievable!!!! SUPER COOL!!!

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  19. larslau

    larslau

    I really like the 70mm Holga's with color/b&w!

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  20. stouf

    stouf

    Hoooo !!! You're giving me all this love !!! I feel too spoilt... I wish I could hug each one of you... Thanks a lot. You made my week ! Lomolove !

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  21. scapegoat

    scapegoat

    @stouf fixed the gallery! :)
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  22. stouf

    stouf

    Thank you scapegoat !

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  23. damiao_santana

    damiao_santana

    Nice, but... too expensive process!

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  24. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    Stouf rocking the film house like usual. I really am a fan of the Kodak BW400CN colors from this process. Your 70mm came out amazing.

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  25. stouf

    stouf

    @lomosexual_manboy : Thank you my friend !

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  26. bravopires

    bravopires

    amaz!

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  27. dudizm

    dudizm

    mad tip dude ... ;o)

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  28. aim2run

    aim2run

    this is cool. I was just talking about this to someone the other day, but neither of us had tried it, so it's neat that you have some great shots here to show! thanks!

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  29. petra-pak

    petra-pak

    very cool!
    I'm gonna try this soon with Kodak :-)

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  30. domemerson

    domemerson

    I just published an album that I've reversed x-processed a kodack bw400cn. Greeny Smena Symbol. Soon I'll publish some other photos.http://www.lomography.com.br/homes/domemerson/albums/1653485-greeny-smena-symbol-i

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  31. noe_arteaga

    noe_arteaga

    LOVE THIS

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