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|Posted: Wed 6 Dec - 16:57 (2017) Post subject: How to develop B&W film (HP4 100) with No Thermometer
|Yesterday I took some lovely 4x5 shots in B&W but when I went to develop them I couldn't and still cant find my thermometer for the chemicals...............I went and bought two yesterday in Phuket town but when I got home found that the digital and the analog one don't start recording until 35 degrees...........what can I do now as I want to develop them today.
For many years I tried to maintain the darkroom at a temperature compatible with B&W processing (18-29 degrees C) and stored the chemicals, water, and tanks in it. This was convenient and worked well. The short development times at elevated temperatures does require care. A pre-wash may become necessary for even development. If the darkroom temperature is fairly constant, any fairly reliable thermometer suffices. Consistency is more important than absolute accuracy.
I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
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