Dev Party – The Ansel Method Revisited

On this episode we talk a bit about the Ansel Method – What is it? Why is it? Does it work? But more importantly, while we dev, Vania tells us all about her trip up north.

Eric (@conspiracy.of.cartorgraphers on IG) shot Agfa APX25, which expired in 2003, in the greatest medium format camera ever made: the Mamiya RB67.

Here are his:

Vania (@surfmartian on IG) shot Fomapan 100 in a Pentax 67 (borrowed). And these are Vania’s taken on her recent trip!

The Ansel Method!

Apparently, Ansel Adams used one particular formula in the 80s for all “modern emulsions.” This formula was Kodak HC-110 in a ratio of 1+90 for 18mins. This means that you’d use 5.5ml of developer in 500ml of water.

For agitation, do 30 seconds at first and then five seconds every three minutes. Stop and fix as normal.

This should be able to develop any normal black & white emulsion


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Vania: IGFlickrZines
Eric: IGFlickrZinesECN-2 Kit

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