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What's the cost to soup a sheet of 4x5 B/W film?

 
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bartbob



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:08 am    Post subject: What's the cost to soup a sheet of 4x5 B/W film? Reply with quote

It's been 45 years since I souped 2x3 sheet film. Just curious what the cost per sheet is these days now that I've got a 4x5.

For example, Kodak T-MAX 100 & 400 with D-76 or T-MAX developers.

Thanks,

Bart
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Les



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

freestylephoto.biz sells Kodak d76 to make a gallon for $6.09 and fixer powder (makes a gallon) for $5.79

Adox Adonal (aka agfa Rodinal) 500ml for $14 is still the cheapest per use as it can be diluted to 1:50 or beyond.
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1banjo



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey bartbob
the cost is in getting sit up!! like 4X5 Adjustable Nikor Film Developing Tank CAN be
as high as $400.00 BUT right NOW you can go to ebad & get one for $125.00
Item number: 330491595478

banjo
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Sirius Glass



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bart,

The cost of the chemistry is very cheap especially if you use stock XTOL and replenish with unused XTOL [70ml for every four sheets of 4"x5" film]. Your real costs are for the film, because the tank gets amortized while the chemistry and film do not.

By the way, look at this and you will see why I use replenished XTOL.
http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/products/chemistry/bwFilmProcessing/selecting.jhtml?pq-path=14053
Replenished XTOL gives finer grain and better tonality than either stock [undiluted] or one shot [diluted] XTOL.

Steve
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