I was reading up lomo beta tipster and found this article.
two guys claim that you can develop D76 with coffee and washing crystals.
i'm curious to see if this works now.
anyone know what "washing crystals" are?
and what did they use as fixer?!
there is also no mention of what the film speed was!
but here's the recipe, in case anyone wants to try.
With today's economic crisis we need to find new ways to beat the credit crunch and, by Jove, Hanspan and I have it! Why spend tons of cash getting your films developed when you can do it really cheaply with ingredients from your own Kitchen?
This method requires Instant coffee, washing soda and water. That's it. Nothing more.
So without further ado; here's how to.
Shoot a roll of black and white film.
Load it onto your reel into your inversion tank just as normal.
- 4 teaspoons instant coffee
- 2teaspoons washing crystals
- 8oz water (22 degrees)
Mix 2 teaspoons of washing soda (also called washing crystals – but baking soda is not right – it wont work) with 8 oz of water then mix 4 teaspoons of coffee into the mix let it stand to make sure there are no bubbles.
WARNING: This mixture stinks. It is horrendous. Do not expect this to smell like gently percolating coffee. It doesn't, it smells like the coffee you might get in hell.
Pour this hells broth into the inversion tank and agitate. Then agitate every 30 seconds for 30 minutes. We used just cold water as a stop, but you could use vinegar as well. More money saved!
Take the film out and admire the results!