Caffenol C at the park

The more I use Caffenol C as a developer the more I find its definitely is harder to work with. Then your traditional developers. I do like the look of the images it produces. What I do love about caffenol is that it capturing todays life as it was from a time lost and forgoten. Photograhy away from the digital world.

Caffenol C / Over Developed

I Over Developed the film I let it in the developing tank too long somewhere around 15min. It still had some images I was able to scan. And edit in lightroom, I think around 12min works the best, when developing with caffenol. Im going to try to prefect this method of developing. Wish me luck.

These photos were taken with my Minolta Maxxum 7000

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Caffenol C / Lomography

My second attempt to develop film using Caffenol C, I used my Contina Camera that I got off ebay for 5$. This camera has a Lomography feel and look to it. I used a different formula then the first time I tried to develop black and white film using coffee. This time the film came out much better then the first time I tried it. A deeper darker grain. I did let it just stand develop for 3 min after agitating for 9 min, The first time I just developed it for 9 min with no standing.

1950s Zeiss Ikon Contina Vintage Rangefinder 35mm Film Camera 526/24 45mm Novar

Film I used.

Kodak 100 Tmax

Caffenol-C film developer
Water 8 oz
Arm & Hammer Washing Soda 2½ tsp (level)
Vitamin C powder ¼ tsp (level)
Folger’s Coffee Crystals 4 tsp (slightly rounded, NOT decaf)

Developing time.
9 min agitate 3 times every min
3 min stand
Stop with room temp water.

Fixer

Let solution stand for about 5 minutes

I use Iford rapid fixer

Flushed with room temp water 3 times
final flush water with automatic dish-washing liquid.
8oz water with 1 tsp dish-washing liquid

I use a traditional stainless steel tank.

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Caffenol ” Coffee as a Devolper”

There are community of people who use coffee as a developer. So I just had to try it for my self. You will still need a fixer though. I used Caffenol C. I was happily surprised with the outcome of the photos when doing this for the first time.

Caffenol
Caffenol film developer
Water 8 oz
Arm & Hammer Washing Soda 2 tsp (level)
Folger’s Coffee Crystals 4 tsp (slightly rounded, NOT decaf)

Mixing instructions: Mix soda until completely dissolved and solution is clear. Add coffee, mix until all grittiness is gone and solution is uniform, let stand 5-10 minutes until microbubbles clear. Use within 30 minutes.

Dilution: Use undiluted

Starting point development time: 30 mins

Notes: Gives imagewise stain and general (fog) stain.
Caffenol-C film developer
Water 8 oz
Arm & Hammer Washing Soda 2½ tsp (level)
Vitamin C powder ¼ tsp (level)
Folger’s Coffee Crystals 4 tsp (slightly rounded, NOT decaf)
Caffenol-C-M (+i) film developer
Water 500ml
Washing Soda 27g
Ascorbic Acid 8g
Coffee Crystals 20g
Iodine Salt 5g

Here are my first attempts at doing caffenol developing. I did the Caffenol C.

I used this formula.

6oz water

add 5tea spoon of instant coffee

add half teaspoon Vitamin C power(Ascorbic Acid)

6oz water

3 and half teaspoon of washing soda also called soda ash.Na2CO3
combine both..

Caffenol

developer 9min

fix 5min

Camera Olympus OM 1

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