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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:49 pm    Post subject: C41 DIY Reply with quote

First read this

http://forum.mflenses.com/bandw-developing-essential-answers-t3238.html

Developer is Tetenal Colortec C-41 fresh or expired both are just fine.
Expired one require one extra step only.
It is available 0,5, 1 and 5L set in liquid or in powder format.

Warm up all of required chemicals to 38C+-1 and developer tank too.
I am using an bigger plastic box in tap basin of kitchen ~ 5 L running water set to 41-42 C and I put chemicals into half liter soft drink bottles all are labeled well to avoid confusing.

1) Color developer 3' 15" at 1-4 films 5-8 films 3'30" 9-12 films 3'45"
2) Stop bath 30" (foma citro) this is an extra not required step by manufacturer.
3) Rinse 1' this is an extra not required step by manufacturer.
4) Bleach fix 4'00 at 1-4 films 5-8 films 6'00" 9-12 films 10'00"
5) Rinse 3'
6) Stabilizing bath 1'00
7) Dry (dust free environment room temperature)

If you developer kit is expired use 20% longer times and before dry strips use a film squeegee to remove sulfits from surfaces. Handle gentle and use it from both sides.

That is it, it works beautifully don't need any special tool like Jobo processor etc.

DON'T STORE DEVELOPER AT TOO COLD PLACE!!! I did store mine in fridge around 10C and all sulfur from bleach fixer did makes Crystals and I can't get anymore in liquid form. Result is yellow coverage strips which is not too easy to remove well.


Last edited by Attila on Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:55 pm; edited 1 time in total


PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting, these are certainly shorter dev times than BW!


PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 Excellent reference material, Attila. Thank you for putting this
together!


PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DIY C41 sample

http://forum.mflenses.com/ricohflex-fuji-s160-pro-awesome-t36399.html


PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
DIY C41 sample

http://forum.mflenses.com/ricohflex-fuji-s160-pro-awesome-t36399.html


Wow! Those look great! What did you use to scan the negatives?


PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TijmenDal wrote:
Attila wrote:
DIY C41 sample

http://forum.mflenses.com/ricohflex-fuji-s160-pro-awesome-t36399.html


Wow! Those look great! What did you use to scan the negatives?


Epson v500 and anr glass to keep film flat. www.scanassist.org