olympia, kentmere 100, and stand development.

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4220 XE Kentmere 100 400 Stand Oly 02On Friday I decided to shoot a roll of Kentmere 100. I loaded my Nikon FM3a and attached the 50mm 1.8AF lens. Because of the changing light conditions in the Northwest, I shot the film according to need. I shot the film at box speed, at 200, 400, and one shot at 800. I then developed the film in R09 One Shot at 1:100 @20C for an hour. I agitated the film the first 30 seconds and then 5 seconds at the 30-minute mark. This is Stand Development. The long time period allows the developer to deplete and it does not matter what speed you shot the film. If I shot the film only at 100 I would not have used this method. The stop sign was shot at 100 and the fallen tree was shot at 400. The next 2 images were shot at 100.

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This tree was shot at 800.

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The next 2 at 400.

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And finally, No Smoking shot at 100.

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People use different times and formulations, and differing agitation methods, but generally, a long time period is used when developing the film.

5 Replies to “olympia, kentmere 100, and stand development.”

  1. Kentmere really seems like the best bang for the buck.
    Your results with RO9 seem about what I would expect — a little more contrast and grain, but nice blacks. I’ve liked the film with PMK Pyro, but the loss of a stop is a little too much, so I mostly now use L110 at box speed. I look forward to seeing where you go next.

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  2. I always wondered about “stand development”. Do you need a particular developer for this or any developer could work (with, perhaps, minor issues)?

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