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Similar to red room photo labs seen in movies and on TV, a darkroom is a completely dark, light-sealed room that's used to process light-sensitive photographic film and paper. Samy's Camera has everything you need to keep your darkroom setup fully stocked and ready to make prints from your best negatives. We keep a wide selection of film, photographic paper, and film-developing equipment from trusted brands, like Kodak and Ilford, so you always have what you need for any darkroom photography project.

Film Developing Equipment

Samy's knows how important it is to keep a well-stocked darkroom setup for developing film and prints. We have photo-developing chemicals to help process your negatives from start to finish, with a wide assortment of developers, fixers, and stop baths to choose from. We also have all the darkroom equipment needed for the darkroom process including developing tanks, film reels, film changing bags, trays, tongs, graduated cylinders, film chemical storage containers, and more.

We even have enlarging equipment for darkroom printing, including enlarger lenses, film holders, filters, and timers to help you get your best print every time. And when you're all done, you can get film archiving supplies, like film negative storage sheets and print holders to keep your images safe until you're ready to use them again. If you'd find it in a film darkroom, you'll find it at Samy's Cameras.

Do You Need A Darkroom To Develop Film?

Actually, no, you do not need a darkroom to develop film. The film is extremely light sensitive and requires total darkness at certain points in the darkroom process, like when transferring the film in the film development tank for chemical processing. However, this task can be done without a darkroom, in a film-changing bag, which is light-sealed to protect the film. Film-developing tanks are also light-sealed so that you can pour chemicals in and out without having to expose the film to light. Once the film is fully processed, it is no longer light-sensitive and safe to remove from the tank.

You will need a photography darkroom when making prints of your images with a negative enlarger. Enlargers require enough room for developing photos. You'll also need basic darkroom equipment to chemically process those prints, especially if they are large in size.

How Long Does It Take To Develop Film?

When developing film yourself at home, the darkroom process can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes to develop a roll of film. Film development times will depend on your equipment, film development techniques, and the chemicals you are using to develop the film.

Film chemicals, including developers, fixers, stop baths, and hardeners, will all have different required processing times depending on their purpose and instructions. Black and white photography chemistry is different from the chemicals for color photography and will have different processing times as well. Be sure to follow the instructions on developing chemicals to help you get the most out of your film negatives.

MFG# 6031678
Samy's Part# S-010377
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The Portra 400 is the world's finest grain high-speed color negative film. At true ISO 400 speed, this film delivers spectacular skin tones plus exceptional color saturation over a wide range of lighting conditions.

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MFG# 600022185
Samy's Part# S-025536
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The Fujifilm Fujicolor 200 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures, 3 Pack)
is a medium speed daylight-balanced color negative film offering a vivid color palette with accurate skin tones and color reproduction in a variety of lighting conditions. It features a nominal sensitivity of...
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MFG# 8331506
Samy's Part# S-008526
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The PORTRA 400 is the world's finest grain high-speed color negative film. At true ISO 400 speed, this film delivers spectacular skin tones plus exceptional color saturation over a wide range of lighting conditions.

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MFG# 6031330
Samy's Part# KODA6031330
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Kodak Professional Ektar 100 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures) is the world's finest grain color negative film. With ISO 100 speed, high saturation and ultra-vivid color, this film offers the finest, smoothest grain of any color negative film available today. An ideal choice for...
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MFG# 1738053
Samy's Part# S-068834
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The Kodak VISION3 50D Color Negative Film #7203 (Super 8, 50 ft. Roll)
 is a low-speed daylight-balanced color negative movie film characterized by its ability to record a wide dynamic range with increased highlight sensitivity. It has an exposure index of 50 when shot in daylight conditions and

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MFG# 6031959
Samy's Part# S-012515
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Portra is the consistent choice for beautiful portraits at any moment and under a wide variety of lighting. It could be the pose you've lit meticulously or a subject that's suddenly in perfect light. In either situation, you can capture every detail with Kodak Professional Portra 160-speed films...
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MFG# 1380765
Samy's Part# S-068835
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The Kodak VISION3 200T Color Negative Film #7213 (Super 8, 50 ft. Roll)
is a medium-speed tungsten-balanced color negative movie film characterized by the fine grain structure of a 100-speed film with the flexible nominal sensitivity of a 200-speed index. It has a wide exposure latitude with e

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MFG# 1808674
Samy's Part# S-011221
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Portra is the consistent choice for beautiful portraits at any moment and under a wide variety of lighting. It could be the pose you've lit meticulously or a subject that's suddenly in perfect light. In either situation, you can capture every detail with Kodak Professional Portra 160 speed films...
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MFG# 15696115
Samy's Part# S-048774
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Professional portrait photographers create masterpieces with the Fujicolor Pro series of films. The Fujifilm Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures) brings this famous quality to all 35 mm photographers. An all-round general purpose, high-performance, high...
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MFG# 16326133
Samy's Part# S-007816
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Fujichrome Provia 100F Professional (RDP III) is an ultra-high-quality, daylight-type ISO 100-color reversal film. With the finest grain (an RMS granularity value of 8) among ISO 100 color reversal films and an extremely high sharpness, it captures details with unprecedented clarity, while providing...
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MFG# 800135
Samy's Part# S-044781
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The Cinestill 800Tungsten Xpro C-41 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures) is great rated ISO 200-2000! Can be pushed to 3000! CineStill 800Tungsten is a unique film for still photographers. This 800 speed tungsten balanced color negative film is prepared from the same motion picture...
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MFG# PTP547U
Samy's Part# S-064924
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This co-branded ILFORD and Paterson starter kit contains everything needed to process your first rolls of film. From a developer, stop bath, fixer and wetting agent to the perfect sized developing tank and measuring cylinders for processing two rolls of 35mm film at a time (or one 120 roll).


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MFG# 1075597
Samy's Part# S-073427
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The Kodak Gold 200 Color Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Single Roll)
 is a medium-speed daylight-balanced color negative film offering a versatile combination of vivid color saturation, fine grain, and high image sharpness. It has a nominal sensitivity of ISO 200/24° along with a wide exposure l

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MFG# 16329185
Samy's Part# FUJI02303208
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The Fujifilm RVP 120 Fujichrome Velvia 50 Professional Color Slide (Transparency) Film (ISO-50) - Single Roll is a professional, high-image quality, daylight-type color reversal film with superb granularity, and world-class levels of image color saturation and vibrancy. Precise modulation, vivid...
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MFG# 8794240
Samy's Part# KODA8127946
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The Kodak Portra 800 120 Color Negative Film - Per Roll delivers all the advantages of a high-speed film along with finer grain, higher sharpness, and more natural skin tones and color reproduction. Portra 800 Film delivers best-in-class underexposure latitude, with the ability to push to 1600...
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MFG# 6033997
Samy's Part# KODA1117845
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Kodak Gold 200 film is a color negative film that offers the best combination of color saturation, color accuracy, and sharpness at ISO 200. It is designed for general picture-taking situations in daylight or with electronic flash. You can also expose this film under photolamps (3400 K) or tungsten...
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MFG# 7452618
Samy's Part# S-073231
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The Kodak Ektachrome 100D Color Transparency Film #7294 (Super 8, 50 ft. Roll)
is a daylight-balanced color transparency movie film characterized by its extremely fine grain structure, vibrant color rendering, and overall low-contrast profile. The lower contrast values contribute to a wide dynamic...
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MFG# 600016111
Samy's Part# S-052372
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The expressive richness of film wins the allegiance of many creative photographers even in the digital age. At Fujifilm we continue to enhance our popular film and camera products, building on more than seven decades of experience. “instax mini” film is for all instax mini cameras and comes in...
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MFG# 8667073
Samy's Part# KODA8667073
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The Kodak Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures) is a high-speed panchromatic film that is a good choice for photographing dimly lit subjects or fast action. It is also an excellent choice for photographing subjects that require good depth of field and fast shutter
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MFG# 1710516
Samy's Part# S-011222
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Portra is the consistent choice for beautiful portraits at any moment and under a wide variety of lighting. It could be the pose you've lit meticulously or a subject that's suddenly in perfect light. In either situation, you can capture every detail with Kodak Professional Portra 160 speed films...
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MFG# 1180266
Samy's Part# S-064907
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Highly versatile and well-suited for all traditional black and white printing needs, the Ilford 8 x 10 in. MULTIGRADE RC Deluxe Paper (Pearl, 100 Sheets)
 features a pearl 44M surface finish that has a more textured appearance than glossy paper to help reduce overwhelming surface reflections, yet...
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MFG# 16326092
Samy's Part# FUJI15341588
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With the smoothest, sharpest performance of any 100 ISO color film in the world, Fujifilm RDPIII 120 Provia 100F Film - Single Roll is a truly remarkable development of this popular range of reversal films for the professional. The result is a film that couples exceptional image quality with...
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MFG# 8806465
Samy's Part# S-011223
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At true ISO 400 speed, this film delivers spectacular skin tones plus exceptional color saturation over a wide range of lighting conditions.
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MFG# 1574577
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Ilford HP5 Plus is a fast black and white film. It is ideal for action, available light and general purpose photography. HP5 Plus is compatible with all major processing systems, including those which give the standard short fixing and washing times.

Pushable to EI 3200

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MFG# 8731200
Samy's Part# S-065471
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The Kodak Ektachrome E100 Color Transparency Film (120, Single Roll)
 is a daylight-balanced color transparency film characterized by its extremely fine grain structure, vibrant color rendering, and overall low contrast profile. The lower contrast values contribute to a wide dynamic range and a neutral...
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MFG# 8947947
Samy's Part# KODA8947947
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A black-and-white film especially useful for dimly lighted subjects, fast shutter speeds, extended flash range, and good depth of field.
  • Film speed: EI 400 (also for use at speeds of EI 800 and EI 1600)
  • Panchromatic
  • Very high sharpness, extremely fine grain, high
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MFG# 8314098
Samy's Part# S-000602
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Featuring ISO 100 speed, high saturation and ultra-vivid color, EKTAR 100 offers the finest, smoothest grain of any color negative film available today. Ideal for scanning, and offers extraordinary enlargement capability from a 35mm negative. A perfect choice for commercial photographers and a...
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MFG# 1180640
Samy's Part# S-064910
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Highly versatile and well-suited for all traditional black and white printing needs, the Ilford 8 x 10 in. MULTIGRADE RC Deluxe Paper (Pearl, 50 Sheets)
 features a pearl 44M surface finish that has a more textured appearance than glossy paper to help reduce overwhelming surface reflections, yet...
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MFG# 16468498
Samy's Part# FUJI15050476
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The Fujifilm INSTAX Wide Instant Film (20 Exposures) is an incredible instant color print film with an ISO of 800. The film has a glossy finish and is an excellent choice for general use, portraiture or even with electronic flash.

The film prints ultra sharp for an 800 speed film, making it ex...
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MFG# 1171983
Samy's Part# S-029515
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ILFORD Multigrade FB Classic Gloss Variable Contrast Paper is a traditional premium quality, variable contrast black and white paper on a 255g/m2 baryta coated fibre base. It has a white base tint, and a neutral image color. Prints made on the paper have deep blacks, an excellent tonal ...
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MFG# 1887710
Samy's Part# ILFO1887710
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Ilford's Delta 3200 Professional
is a high-speed black and white negative film for producing prints using a traditional black and white process. The film exhibits a nominal sensitivity of ISO 3200/36°, making it ideal for use in difficult lighting conditions, indoor scenes, and for fast-moving...
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MFG# PRD6012
Samy's Part# S-067211
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The 
Polaroid Color 600 Instant Film (Double Pack, 16 Exposures) contains eight sheets of film for use with Polaroid 600 cameras. Producing natural, yet vibrant colors, this ISO 640 film offers a classic instant film look with its glossy 3.1 x 3.1" image area and traditional white borders. Each...
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MFG# 16326119
Samy's Part# FUJI15473599
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The Fujifilm Pro 400H 120 Color Negative Film - Single Roll is a professional-quality, high-speed, daylight-type, fine-grain, color negative film, incorporating Fujifilm's proprietary 4th color layer. Suited especially to wedding, portrait and fashion photography where accurate rendition of the...
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MFG# 8955346
Samy's Part# S-000703
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The Kodak VISION3 500T Color Negative Film 5219/7219 gives you more control and flexibility at every phase of the filmmaking process—from capture through post, in both digital and traditional workflows. VISION3 500T Film retains the overall look and image structure you’ve come to love in KODAK VISION2...
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MFG# 16437396
Samy's Part# S-002313
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Fuji Instax Mini Instant Color Print Film is compatible with any of the Fujifilm Instax series cameras. The film has a glossy finish and is an excellent choice for general use, portraiture or even with electronic flash. The film prints ultra sharp for an 800 speed film, making it extremely useful...
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MFG# TCS1000
Samy's Part# S-069970
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Helping to regulate, heat, mix, and circulate chemistry, the CineStill Film Cs Temperature Control System
 is an immersion circulator/thermostat, which has been designed specifically for film processing needs. Suitable for C-41, E-6, and black and white chemistries, the TCS-1000 uses a PTC heating...
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Similar to red room photo labs seen in movies and on TV, a darkroom is a completely dark, light-sealed room that's used to process light-sensitive photographic film and paper. Samy's Camera has everything you need to keep your darkroom setup fully stocked and ready to make prints from your best negatives. We keep a wide selection of film, photographic paper, and film-developing equipment from trusted brands, like Kodak and Ilford, so you always have what you need for any darkroom photography project.

Film Developing Equipment

Samy's knows how important it is to keep a well-stocked darkroom setup for developing film and prints. We have photo-developing chemicals to help process your negatives from start to finish, with a wide assortment of developers, fixers, and stop baths to choose from. We also have all the darkroom equipment needed for the darkroom process including developing tanks, film reels, film changing bags, trays, tongs, graduated cylinders, film chemical storage containers, and more.

We even have enlarging equipment for darkroom printing, including enlarger lenses, film holders, filters, and timers to help you get your best print every time. And when you're all done, you can get film archiving supplies, like film negative storage sheets and print holders to keep your images safe until you're ready to use them again. If you'd find it in a film darkroom, you'll find it at Samy's Cameras.

Do You Need A Darkroom To Develop Film?

Actually, no, you do not need a darkroom to develop film. The film is extremely light sensitive and requires total darkness at certain points in the darkroom process, like when transferring the film in the film development tank for chemical processing. However, this task can be done without a darkroom, in a film-changing bag, which is light-sealed to protect the film. Film-developing tanks are also light-sealed so that you can pour chemicals in and out without having to expose the film to light. Once the film is fully processed, it is no longer light-sensitive and safe to remove from the tank.

You will need a photography darkroom when making prints of your images with a negative enlarger. Enlargers require enough room for developing photos. You'll also need basic darkroom equipment to chemically process those prints, especially if they are large in size.

How Long Does It Take To Develop Film?

When developing film yourself at home, the darkroom process can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes to develop a roll of film. Film development times will depend on your equipment, film development techniques, and the chemicals you are using to develop the film.

Film chemicals, including developers, fixers, stop baths, and hardeners, will all have different required processing times depending on their purpose and instructions. Black and white photography chemistry is different from the chemicals for color photography and will have different processing times as well. Be sure to follow the instructions on developing chemicals to help you get the most out of your film negatives.

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