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Vi Vante Review

The Epitome of Luxury Camera Straps

“Ooo hello there Matador Noir! Now that’s a good looking strap.” … “What?!? $250!!! For a camera strap???” Yeah, those were my exact thoughts when I first laid my eyes on the “Matador Noir”. I glanced at a few pictures and thought yeah, that’s pretty nice. Glanced at the price, sighed, and closed my browser tab. A year has passed since then and Vi Vante camera straps have been my exclusive choice of leather on my Leica M and Q bodies. But how did this happen? How did I let this seemingly overpriced looking brand take over my precious Leica collection?

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Jun 4, 2020 7 min read

Cinestill C-41 Development Times

Chemical Reuse

Below you’ll find my table of development times for color negative film using the Cinestill C-41 kit at 102 degrees F. These notes should work with Arista C-41 as well since the instructions are nearly identical for chemical reuse. Heck, it might even be the same stuff, just repackaged.

Tips

It’s handy to print this out and save it in your lab for quick references. It’s also a good idea to put a piece of gapher tape on your chemistry bottles used for storage and mark how many rolls have been developed with them by a sharpie.

Rolls Processed   Time
0 new chemistry 3:30
1 3:34
2 3:38
3 3:43
4 3:47
5 3:51
6 3:30
7 3:59
8 4:04
9 4:08
10 4:12
11 4:16
12 4:20
13 4:25
14 4:29
15 4:33
16 4:37
17 4:41
18 4:46
19 4:50
20 4:54

Usage

The way to read this is not by how many rolls you are going to develop, but how many rolls have already been developed. For example, if I were going to develop 5 rolls with fresh chemistry then I would start at 0. The next batch will start at 5 and so on.

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May 24, 2020 2 min read