15 Jun 2015 Feeding 120 Film into a Paterson Reel for Developing (Podcast 476)
Today we continue our a mini-series of Film Fun videos, in which I’m walking you through my first experiences in using and processing ILFORD black and white 120 medium format film.
The podcast released for this episode is just an iPhone optimized low resolution version of the full sized video, which will enable you to view during your commute etc. but to see any detail, it’s best to view the full sized video below.
Here’s a run down of the entire Film Fun series.
- Part #1 – Loading and Unloading a Yashica-D TLR Camera with 120 Medium Format Film (See here)
- Part #2 – Feeding 120 Film into a Paterson Reel for Developing (video below)
- Part #2b – Feeding 120 Film into a Paterson Reel inside the Changing Bag (video below)
- Part #3 – Developing a Roll of ILFORD 120 Black and White Film (see here)
- Part #4 – Scanning Medium Format 120 Film (see here)
Although I shot film for around 20 years until around 2000, I never had the chance to develop my own, so this whole experience has been very new to me and a LOT of fun. I won’t spill the beans on what happens in part three just yet, but as I mention a few times in the videos, I am sharing this first time experience with you, blow-by-blow, warts and all.
Below the videos you’ll also find links to everything that you need to develop your own film on B&H. Figuring this out was one of the largest hurdles, so I hope that will be useful for you too.
Here’s the main video for Part #2!
And here is the bonus video showing the same process, but doing it inside the changing bag!
Here are the links to all of the products required for this process on B&H Photo. You can help to support the podcast by using these links. Use this link if you don’t see the products below: https://mbp.ac/bhfdp
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Music by Martin Bailey
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