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
    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.


    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
    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
  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, Feb 26, 2007

  5. Thanks all, I guess some experimentation is in store for me.
    Martin Riddle, Feb 27, 2007
  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, Mar 1, 2007
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