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Dry your Film in a Microwave.

When you develop film, the longest part is to dry it, Why not put it in a microwave and do it in 2 minutes?

When I develop film i can`t wait, when all the developing is done, and my film has to hang in my bathroom like forever.
So i Decided to take a risk, get it back on the developing Roll and put it into my microwave.
It did not explode. (maybe you use a test piece first, maybe it depends on the power of your microwave)

  • First cook it for 30 seconds,
  • Take it out when it is Steaming.
  • Let it cool down and do again.
  • Repeat 3 or 4 times.
  • So your film is ready for Scanning, developing or, whatever.

This are some results, shot with Canon AE1 on T-Max 400 pushed to 1600

Plus +

  • Extremely fast
  • No time for dust to sit on your lately shot rolls. (Except you fuck it up and drop your wet roll of film)
  • And I think I have less water stains than usual but I have to try it more often to prove this

Minus -

  • it comes out a little bit curly (don*t worry about that I will do a tutorial about ironing too)
  • I’m not shore if my insurance covers exploding microwaves.

Have fun and more time for shooting.

written by bongo_biene


  1. adash



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  2. roxanneross


    seems like a nice idea.. are you sure this doesn't affect the film? and have you done this to colour negatives film?

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  3. olutek


    @roxanneross i did it with colour negative but before developing and photos was with a little pink colour and blur :3

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  4. clownshoes


    Ha nice

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  5. roxanneross


    @olutek i see.. thanks :)

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  6. fartstorm


    Maybe not such a great technique with steel reels.

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  7. bongo_biene


    @fartstorm If you try take pictures, and wear security glasses.

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  8. 134340


    great result!

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  9. bongo_biene


    here are some more results of this roll http://www.lomograph(…)kitty-revue

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