Caffenol-C-F-l semi-stand Test 2
Encouraged by my earlier test, I adjusted my EI to 64 and increased the amount of Sodium Sulfite from 31.25 to 50g/l for this Caffenol-C-F(l) semi-stand – Test 2. Adding more Sodium Sulfite was a huge miscalculation, the ingredients in the standard Caffenol C-L combined with that much Sodium Sulfite is a disaster!
In the first test there were traces of the same ill effects on the emulsion that you see here, although comparably less. Maybe there´s something about that pH after all, just like Reinhold said.. I don´t need a preservative added and it only produced insignificantly finer grain so I don´t think it´s worth the trouble to experiment any further with Sodium Sulfite and stand/semi-stand development.
Oh well.. It was fun trying and worth a shot!
Developer: Caffenol-C-F(l) 60 mins @ 21°C/69.8°f