UNDEVELOPED 35mm B&W FILM 30 YRS. OLD, STUCK TOGETHER. HOW TO PROCESSgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
I have 35mm b&w film which is stuck together due to humidity/mold. Any suggestions on processing?
-- HOLLY MAXSON (MAXBERG4E@EROLS.COM), February 12, 2001
I'd gently soak it in water until it became unstuck, then develop one sheet at about N+2 (to make up for lost speed & contrast) and see how it looks, then adjust the rest accordingly.
-- Mark Parsons (Polar@thegrid.net), February 12, 2001.
Oh, sorry - just realized you have 35mm film. Same basic process - soak the film in room temp. water for a while then try to gently unwind the coil of stuck film a bit at a time until you can load it onto a reel (you're going to be in the dark for a while - bring a radio!). Then develop it about 50% longer than you'd develop the same film if it were fresh.
-- Mark Parsons (email@example.com), February 12, 2001.
Also, add some Benzotriazole to cut down on the fogging you'll get from the age of the film.
-- Scott Walton (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 13, 2001.