Thursday, March 4, 2010

Verichrome Pan in Monobath A2

I bought a "vintage, exposed roll" of Verichrome 127 film from an ebay vendor in England who retrieved the roll from an old Yashica 44.  One frame was exposed, but the rest, sadly,  are blank.  Here we see that the image was exposed sometime after 1983, as that appears to be a 1983 Nissan Sentra, right hand drive, in the image.  Uploaded here as a larger, clickable file, so you can see it in a little more detail.

Verichrome pan is a dye sensitized thin emulsion film - though I am not sure what they mean by "thin".  The base + emulsion measures exactly 0.004".

Interesting scene of an English semi-detached, perhaps on Easter or some occasion, with the family out front.

Just processed this morning, and scanned-in minutes ago. 10 minutes at 75F in Monobath A2. 20-30 year latent image!

3 comments:

Thanos said...

Hello! Great job! In my father's boxes of photos and films I found an unexposed Kodak VP-120 Verichrome Pan film that as far as i know i has the same age with me :). I want to develop this roll, can you give some instructions ? thanx

Bob Crowley said...

This was processed in Monobath A2 for ten minutes at 75F. Monobath III is faster and described in several places on this site.

Load the film into the tank in total darkness.

Develop with an antifogging developer, such as HC-110, for a recommended time by the manufacturer, rinse, and then fix for several minutes, then wash the film and then let it dry. Or mix up Monobath III according to the instructions on this blog and follow that sequence, but no separate developer or fixer will be needed.

Good luck.

Bob Crowley said...

FYI monobath III and Reagent 3 are the same. Look at the most recent posts from the past month. Or follow Donald Quaill's recipe, findable on google.