120 Velvia Slides to B&W prints

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Chee

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Hi all, just wondering if anyone has done this in the darkroom.

So far, I have been using 35mm Ilford Pan F + macro extension bellows to copy the 120 colour slides and printing in the darkrrom.

Is there any other/better way (other than using Photoshop) of doing this?
 

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Chee said:
Hi all, just wondering if anyone has done this in the darkroom.

So far, I have been using 35mm Ilford Pan F + macro extension bellows to copy the 120 colour slides and printing in the darkrrom.

Is there any other/better way (other than using Photoshop) of doing this?

I have sucessfully made 4"x4" and 8"x8" (and larger) B&W negatives from my 120 roll film color slides by printing them onto sheet film (and Polaroid 55PN Film) with my enlarger.

B&W paper negatives - made with my enlarger - are another technique I have used.
 

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that's the best way to do it--move up in format size, not down. It is possible to go 1:1 as well, but really the best way is to project the slide/chrome down onto sheet film. Your exposures are generally very short, you'll need to pull the film in development to cut contrast as well. Type 55 polaroid p/n works great for making internegs though. Same goes for the pack film, 665. btw--you'll need to flop the original in the carrier, to get it oriented right on the negative. I used to make alot of internegs this way of 35mm slides ---not the best way to do it, but works good enough.
 

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I second Tom's recommendation to using a much larger negative, especially for 120 Velvia! Trading the extra neg area will give you a lot more exposure/contrast flexibility in later printing (evn for contact printing).
 

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DKT said:
btw--you'll need to flop the original in the carrier, to get it oriented right on the negative.

take heed or learn the hard way like I have.
 

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My memory isn't what it used to be, but didn't Agfa make a positive b/w paper? I don't remember what it was called, and it's been some time since it was made. Perhaps a bit of Googling and ebaying?
 
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