Old exposed film

Nick Rowland

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Hi,

Not large format but 35mm. I have found an exposed roll of Agfa Di-Direct 12asa reversal film that I must have forgotten to send off. It has to be 30 yrs or so old and used to have some sort of specialist processing by Agfa.

I am planning to try processing as negative film, my idea is to pre-soak in water and then semi-stand develop in HC110 (it's low fog) 1:160 for an hour. Anyone got a better suggestion, if not I'll just go for it as nothing to lose?

Cheers
Nick
 

James T

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I don't know if this Flickr discussion is applicable:
 

Nick Rowland

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Thanks James, I did see that but it was hard to decide who was knowledgeable and who wasn't. When it was current the film came in a process paid pack and had to be sent to Agfa directly for special processing (I have no idea why I didn't). I know that no processing lab would touch the stuff, which makes me think it needed special chemicals and processing, along the lines of Kodachrome. I used to use it a lot but never understood its background.

I thought the safest method would be to process as a mono neg as that can work with all sorts of film. Its age is against success anyway :-(

Nick
 

Nick Rowland

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Oh well, at least I tried. Did a pre-soak and stand developed in HC110 with normal fix. The film came out looking totally untouched, goodness knows what the original process was but it wasn't conventional.

Nick
 
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