As you all know when trying out a new film one has to get to grips with how to expose and develop all over again, as to attain the level of qaulity one self has set as a benchmark. For most developers this is rather easy as the manufacturer provides you with tables for such things. With Caffenol however that's not an option. Browsing the internet to find other people's experiences is as good as it gets. A nightmare really since no-one agrees as to how to mix Caffenol as to be reproducable by others. A heap of that, a pinch of this and if you are lucky a teaspoon of t'other (heaped or level?)
This is why I managed to ruin 3 rolls of Acros 100 before I found out I in fact had more or less both exposure and development nailed, but the results where still nothing to be desired. As fate had it a leaf shuttered lens on my main user started to stick at the exact same moment as I swapped films.
However, some of these very, very dense negatives can just be scanned on my Epson, and to a certain degree have their own rather pleasing effect. Or do you not agree?
Estimated exposure is at least 5 stops over box speed now that I have had time to look at the negatives properly. I would guess even more for some.