The Film Developing Starter Kit
NB: price includes free UK Tracked Shipping!
The Developing Starter Kit has been designed to provide you with the essential kit to begin developing at home!
- 1 x Universal Film Tank
- 2 x Film Developing Reels
- 2 x 600ml Graduates
- 1 x 150ml Graduate
- 1 x Thermometer
- 1 x Film Squegee
- 2 x Film Clips
This is all the 'hardware' needed to get your exposed film through to fully developed and dry, ready for scanning/printing! If you wish to add printing trays and a red safelight then check out the Developing and Printing Starter Kit!
If you have any questions or concerns please email us or call us on 01494 614514 and we will be very happy to help.
Where we ship
When you buy your developing kit from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Film Developing Starter Kit today and dive into the fun of home development!
Despite being a photographer for over 40 years, I had never tried developing at home. With kits like this available I really didn't have an excuse and took the plunge. I'm so glad I did because it worked out well and I'm hooked. I made a video here unboxing the kit. https://youtu.be/Er3c6S55NKs and another here where I use it. https://youtu.be/MJbUOwaOspE
Having not developed for 10 years and this being the first time owning my own kit I wanted to get it right (and was very happy when it worked well!), and this supplies everything you need minus the chemicals and storage bottles (which I think are best to look around and choose whats right for you anyway), arrives in a good sized box which I have continued to keep the equipment in after using. Everything you need without any wasteful extras.
With this, a changing bag and a few chemicals, I now have all I need to set up at home. My local lab has always been great but I wanted more control of the development and can now play around with the proccess to my hearts content. Saving money on developping also means I now have more to spend on film!
This box has pretty much everything required to develop B&W film at home. The equipment feels well put together and made to last, the tank fits up to two 35mm rolls and doesn't leak, and the thermometer is easy to read. Since purchasing, I have successfully developed numerous rolls of B&W film using this kit.
I bought a film cannister opener (glorified bottle opener), and some chemicals separately.
Occasionally film will snag & pop off of the plastic reel when loading - most often towards the end of the roll as the tension increases. I've found this can be mitigated by guiding the film with my thumbs into the cassette while using very slow cranking movements.