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New to photography here.

How can I process and print film at home on the cheap?

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processing it is easy, but for printing you either need a good scanner+printer or you have to set up a darkroom.
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The same as everybody does I guess? Black and white isn't exactly rocket science. You can literally soak it in piss and it will turn into pictures.
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>>2754129
I was just thinking about starting this thred.

I have a bathroom with no windows. What else do I need? What can I skimp on? I am a poorfag.
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To develop film you need: developer (diafine is good for being cheap and lasts forever $34-50 depending on size), fix, and hypo for the chemistry. You need some way to store these chemicals, development tank & film reels, a changing bag, and somewhere to dry your film. If your bathroom can be made to be pitch black you can skip the changing bag.

Watch some videos to get an idea of what you need to do https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOmSjPxgquM
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>>2754132
What are those slide scanners like. I mean the wolverine type ones. Do they do a decent job?
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>>2754152
>diafine
>cheap
>$34-50
The fuck fairyland do you live in? If you're paying more than $8/gallon you're getting cucked by the jews.
>pitch black
I don't get why people always say this. Reciprocity failure is your friend. It doesn't matter as long as you can't see your hands.
Do like Tichy and just throw it in a bucket of developer/coffee/piss outside at midnight during the new moon. Stir it with a stick every few minutes for best results. Really the difficult chemical isn't developer, it's fixer. They say you can buy pool cleaner that works but I never found it at any wal mart around here.
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>>2754341
When was the last time you bought diafine? The 90's?
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>>2754362
I don't buy diafine because I'm not a sucker. The $5 generic brand shit works just as well.
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>>2754159
No. they're not even scanners, they're just a cheap digital camera in a box. They tend to introduce a lot of noise, artifacts, and color shifts that aren't actually on the film. Most of them also lack the ability to save in any format except jpg, so you're limited if you want to make any adjustments.
If you already have a digital camera you'd be better off getting a cheap set of macro tubes and a 50mm prime lens and "scan" that way.

If you don't, you can find decent flatbed scanners for around the price of those wolverine scanners that will do a much better job. epson v500 on ebay is a good place to start and they go for under $100
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>>2750711
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I was lucky enough to score most of a darkroom on Craigslist for $300. Beseler 23CII color (which has been great for contrast on B&W), paper safes, easel, timers, drying racks, on and on and on. Had to buy a safelight, chemistry, and some other odds and ends, but the score even included some film and paper (still good). Lightproofed the windows/door of the shed well enough for B&W. Got in for under $500.

You're gonna have to pick the stuff up from somebody if you want a deal like that. eBay has a lot of pick-up only auctions that might be near you.
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>>2754428
Just bought an epson v370 and the IQ is pretty shit.

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>>2754674
>epson v370

Same here, anon. Its negative scanning capabilities are complete shit.
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>>2754674
Never used the v370, but I have a v550 and it does a reasonable job. I'll never use it again for 35mm though after dslr scanning, but for 120 film it does pretty well and is easier than combining several images.
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>>2754690
tbqh im not too satisfied with the dslr scan method but I might give it another go at this point. Can you show some v550 samples?
Pic related: dslr scan

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<--- Epson V550
It's a decent scanner but not that special and it takes a hefty 8 minutes for six high res 35mm scans

OP: I wouldn't pay too much attention to people saying just to process and scan as printing set ups are very cheap with many people offloading enlargers as "junk from the attic."
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Epson V370.
100% crop, unedited.

Can't get any sharper results with this piece of shit.
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Anybody has any good tutorials for scanning with a DSLR/Mirrorless? More specifically looking for a proper setup of how to hold the film, what to use etc.
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>>2754744
If you ever want to digitize your prints though, you'll need a scanner anyway. Might as well get a decent one that can scan film, too.
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