cinestill bwxx @800. diafine developer. hunter family farm.

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I have not had a real tree for many years; next year, I may change that. Last Saturday, I visited Hunter Family Farm ( to shoot a roll of CineStill BwXX film at 800 ISO and develop it in Diafine.

Hunter Family Farm allows you to harvest your own tree on the property or buy a freshly cut tree that they have prepared.

There was also a store where you could buy accessories for your tree.

They will take the tree you have cut to trim and prepare it for your car.

The trimmings…

I developed the film in a stock solution that is reused. Approximately 3 minutes in both A and B solutions. I use water as a stop bath and fix it as I normally would. I used the Nikon FM3a with either the Nikon 50mm 1.8D or the Nikon 28mm 2.8D attached. I have a roll of Ilford FP4+ loaded in my Nikomat EL, and pushed 1 stop to 250 ISO for my next test of the developer. I scanned the negatives on an Epson V850 Pro with Silverfast as the software.

3 Replies to “cinestill bwxx @800. diafine developer. hunter family farm.”

  1. Your results here agree with those of others I’ve followed over the years. Diafine and Double-X work very well together. I can see how some people might not like the grain, but the truth is if grain bothers someone, Double-X is not a stock they should be using in the first place. It’s grainy no matter what, but it’s a very pleasing grain. Double-X is one of my favorite films. FP4 PLUS is another, and I’ve seen a lot less examples of it in Diafine, so I look forward to seeing and hearing about your upcoming results.

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      1. I kind of doubt I’ll ever use Diafine myself (the ingredients concern me), but you’ve still piqued my interest and I look forward to seeing more of your experiments with different film stocks.

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