Black and White Darkroom Resource Glossary

April 11, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

I found a very good thread over on APUG that I thought could be useful for darkroom photographers.  I have consolidated the information into a single article and over time, I will do a quality check on the information.  If you have any edits or suggestions, please submit your comments below. 

Keep in mind this information is pieced together from several contributors and it probably needs to be reviewed and verified to ensure the accuracy and quality of the information.  For now, I wanted to pass along the information to other darkroom photographers and with your help, we can fine tune and trim the information. 

Processing film - basics

http://www.ilfordphoto.com/Webfiles/200629163442455.pdf

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/support/techPubs/aj3/aj3.pdf

Processing - any level

Pathways to Black and White
http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/support/techPubs/f2/f2.pdf

Black-and-White Tips and Techniques for Darkroom Enthusiasts
http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/support/techPubs/o3/o3.pdf

Processing Kodak films
http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/support/techPubs/edbwf/edbwf.pdf

Darkroom design

Darkroom design for beginners
http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/support/techPubs/ak3/ak3.pdf

Safelights and testing

http://www.ilfordphoto.com/Webfiles/2011427111757603.pdf

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/support/techPubs/ti0845/ti0845.pdf

How safe is your safelight?
http://www.kodak.com/global/en/consumer/products/techInfo/k4/k4Facts.shtml

Printing - basics/beginner

Making Your First Black and White Print
http://www.ilfordphoto.com/Webfiles/20114271321242292.pdf

Printing - any level

Contrast Control
http://www.ilfordphoto.com/Webfiles/2010628932591755.pdf

Black-and-White Tips and Techniques for Darkroom Enthusiasts
http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/support/techPubs/o3/o3.pdf

Storage and care of materials before/after processing

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/consumer/products/techInfo/e30/e30.pdf

Characteristics of films

http://www.ilfordphoto.com/applications/page.asp?n=66

X-ray fog

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/support/techPubs/cis98/cis98.pdf

Other and/or more advanced topics

ISO and Exposure Index
http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/support/techPubs/cis185/cis185.pdf

Basic Sensitometry Workbook
http://motion.kodak.com/motion/uplo...en_motion_education_sensitometry_workbook.pdf

Specific Gravity and pH of Kodak Chemistry
http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/support/techPubs/cis61/cis-61.pdf

Sensitometry

Basic Sensitometry and Characteristics of Film
http://motion.kodak.com/motion/uplo...etters_filmEss_06_Characteristics_of_Film.pdf

Archive of Older Kodak Documents

I use this link: http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/support/databanks/filmDatabankIndex.jhtml


Other

Fuji tech data
For all films. Includes additional info. such as simplified definitions/explanations of MTF, RMS Granularity, Resolving Power. 

http://www.fujifilmusa.com/shared/bin/ProfessionalFilmDataGuide.pdf

Fomapan films data sheets are here: 
100 http://www.foma.cz/en/fomapan-100
200 http://www.foma.cz/en/fomapan-200
400 http://www.foma.cz/en/fomapan-400

Retropan 320 Softhttp://www.foma.cz/ew/ec816f17-da8b-49ce-bd89-1d75aa19fee6-en

Fomapan R-100http://www.foma.cz/en/fomapan-R-100
Processing set for the above: http://www.foma.cz/ew/827b9876-a861-4748-84d6-40a5c306f378-en

Photographic Emulsionhttp://www.foma.cz/en/foto-emulze

Foma Chemicals are here: http://www.foma.cz/en/catalogue-chemicals-271

Foma Film developers data sheet: http://www.foma.cz/en/film
Paper developers: http://www.foma.cz/en/paper
Fixers: http://www.foma.cz/en/fomafix
Fomacitro: http://www.foma.cz/en/fomacitro
Fomatoner Indigo: http://www.foma.cz/en/fomatone-indigo
Fomatoner Sepia:http://www.foma.cz/en/fomatone-sepia

Foma Papers can be accessed here: http://www.foma.cz/en/catalogue-papers-120

Fomabrom: http://www.foma.cz/en/fomabrom
Fomabrom Variant III: http://www.foma.cz/en/fomabrom-variant-III
Fomalux 111: http://www.foma.cz/en/fomalux-111
Fomaspeed: http://www.foma.cz/en/fomaspeed
Fomaspeed Variant III: http://www.foma.cz/en/fomaspeed-variant-III
Fomatone MG: http://www.foma.cz/en/fomatone-MG

Product Catalogue: http://www.foma.cz/ew/92cad2bd-ec2b-4442-bc3c-b13be9ea63ff-en
To note that the Product Catalogue has practical data, tips and extra data not present in the main data sheets such as capacity and storage life of chemicals. 

PDF for some foreign films developing times in Foma developers: http://www.foma.cz/ew/33a06207-643b-4282-94ff-2c1953493fcd-en

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