Kodak E-6 5l kit and Fuji film

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Martin Riddle, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. I finally made the switch to the Kodak 6 bath kit, from the 3 bath tetanal
    kit.
    I really like the results so far, even after one run.

    But I have a question that I didnt see in the kodak literature.
    What would the processing times be for the Fuji films?
    Is it the same as the tetanal, exteneded X sec? or something else.

    Thanks

    Martin
     
    Martin Riddle, Feb 26, 2007
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  2. It's a little longer, like 10-15% on the first developer " I seem to
    recall".
     
    Gregory Blank, Feb 26, 2007
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  3. Martin Riddle

    Rod Smith Guest

    In theory, Kodak and Fuji E-6 films should be processed in the same way
    and for the same time. In practice, a lot of people say they prefer to
    process Fuji films for a bit longer in the first developer (most say about
    30 seconds longer) or downrate their speed a bit (usually about 1/3 stop
    -- so EI 80 for an ISO 100 film). You'll have to experiment to determine
    what option you prefer.
     
    Rod Smith, Feb 26, 2007
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  4. Martin Riddle

    darkroommike Guest

    Kodak is "color blind" (they see only yellow) and will
    insist that all films will need the same time in E-6 but
    they will also state their recommendations apply only to
    film that comes in yellow boxes. Contact Fuji.

    darkroommike
     
    darkroommike, Feb 26, 2007
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  5. Thanks all, I guess some experimentation is in store for me.
     
    Martin Riddle, Feb 27, 2007
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  6. Martin Riddle

    darkroommike Guest

    If you had access to Kodak and Fuji E-6 control strips and a
    decent densitometer you could arrive at the truth rather
    quickly. Failing that you can shoot a couple of rolls of
    Fuji and Kodak side-by-side bracketing the exposure then
    process together and evaluate the uncut rolls on a light
    table. Adding a gray card and Macbeth Color Checker would
    be a great aid.

    darkroommike
     
    darkroommike, Mar 1, 2007
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