Tag: Caffenol

  • I swear I know how to spool film

    I swear I know how to spool film

    …but this time I just couldn’t make it work. When you develop Film it needs to be put in a plastic spool so there’s space between the layers of film and every piece of film gets in contact with the developer. I spent 45 minutes trying to spool some 120 film and then gave up […]

  • Testing yet another Konica FS-1

    Testing yet another Konica FS-1

    Some time ago I bought a bundle of untested cameras on eBay that included a Konica Autoreflex TC, a Konica FT-1, and two Konica FS-1 alongside some accessories like flashes and a 35-200mm zoom and macro lens! When everything arrived I got some batteries and tested the cameras. One of the two FS-1 had a […]

  • Revue 6×6 aka Seagull 4a

    Revue 6×6 aka Seagull 4a

    I didn’t really plan on buying a new camera, but then the Revue 6×6 in seemingly good condition for a decent price was listed on eBay near me. So I contacted the seller, we agreed to meet so I could take a look at the camera and I was very positively surprised! The condition is […]

  • Portrait of me

    Portrait of me

    My wife took this portrait of me using the Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515 folding camera. Shot on Fomapan 100 rated as 200 (pushed one stop), developed in Caffenol for 15 minutes.

  • Shooting 120 film on a camera from the 1930s

    Shooting 120 film on a camera from the 1930s

    >inb4 the camera may be from the late 1930s or 1940s. I couldn’t figure this out, but the Zeiss Ikon Nettar was released in 1937 and it just sounds a lot better to say it’s a camera from the 1930s. So anyway, I bought a Zeiss Ikon Nettar for 10€ on eBay and loaded it […]

  • A guide to developing black and white film with instant coffee (aka Caffenol)

    A guide to developing black and white film with instant coffee (aka Caffenol)

    This guide covers in-depth how I develop my black and white analog film with instant coffee. It mentions the brands of products I use, the tools I use, what tools are required, how long I develop different films, and contains examples of various films and cameras. Note: this is the formula I use and that […]

  • The day my camera skipped half a roll

    The day my camera skipped half a roll

    It’s a sunny cloudy day and I’ve decided to take a walk through the neighbourhood to get away from my computer screen and finish a roll of film. I already took 18 shots the day before, so with “only” 18 left I felt like I could quite easily finish the roll and develop it the […]

  • Fomapan 400 developed in Caffenol

    Fomapan 400 developed in Caffenol

    I’m hooked. Developing film at home is so exciting. After my experiment of shooting Fomapan 400 @ ISO 200 didn’t work out well (maybe because I light leaked the film a bit 😅), this experiment was a full blown success. Beside a few images that were underexposed all photos turned out great, and I’m truly […]

  • Caffenol #2

    Caffenol #2

    After getting a development tank I got going with another roll of Agfa APX, this time the 400 ISO variant. This time I also tried my new camera: The Konica Big Mini! I got it cheap off eBay because the seller thought it was broken – which it isn’t. More on that in another post. […]

  • Caffenol #1

    Caffenol #1

    Yesterday I developed my own black and white film using Caffenol, a mix of instant coffee, washing soda, and Vitamin C. The film was damaged in the process because I didn’t use a development tank, but more on that later! I used the following formula: 40g instant coffee powder 56g washing soda 16g Vitamin C […]