But the beautiful in B&W is that the developing process is very simple, at normal temperature and all you need essencialy is developer and fixer. Many people is using color C-41 films cross-processed in B&W chemicals, but you need a very good scanner to scan at transparency because the negatives are very dense and they are not good scannable reflexive.
In my experiences with a new hair dye, that does not develop color films, I putted Parodinal in 1:100 proportion in a soup containing hair dye, sodium carbonate and sodium sulfite and with this I developed a color film, bleach bypassed. The result was a very good B&W image on a white background, suitable to be scanned reflexive, and almost opaque, so not suitable for transparency scan.
|Inverted reflexive scan of the color C-41 film|
|Example of one picture|
I only used a small piece of film for test, but I will try this again with a complete film exposed outside. I think we may have better quality adjusting times and scanner parameters. But this is what film manufacturers should offer, a film that you may develop and scan with a normal scanner, using normal chemicals and not specially prepared ones like I did. There is another possibility of getting a picture on film that may be scanned with a normal scanner, I will explain that in another post!