Use of slide copier

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by pslaviero, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. pslaviero

    pslaviero Guest

    Hi, I want to try to obtain a positive b/w picture starting from an
    usual b/w negative without inverting it. I would like to try to use my
    Contax slide copier but I've never tried before. Usually I use Delta
    100 and Tech Pan films. What can you tell me about the techinique to do
    so? What film is better? And what kind of light to put behind?

    Thanks all

    pslaviero, Feb 20, 2005
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  2. pslaviero

    Peter Irwin Guest

    To make B&W slides from negatives, use Eastman 5302 Fine Grain
    Release Positve film. I bought some from Kodak in Toronto a
    couple years back. 100 feet costs around 15 dollars, so it is
    pretty cheap. It can be developed in a variety of paper or
    film developers depending how much contrast you want.
    Four minutes in Dektol 1:2 is about right for an average
    35mm negative. It is blue sensitive and can be handled
    under any safelight suitable for paper. Speed is about the
    same as enlarging paper, but it varies with how much blue is
    in your light source and the contrast to which you develop it.
    I would start at around EI 4 to daylight or EI 1 to tungsten,
    but you will have to play around to see what works for you.

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    Peter Irwin, Feb 20, 2005
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