Hi, I've been doing my own C-41 for a few weeks now, and I thought I'd revisit a question I had when I started but that was never answered to my satisfaction: How necessary is stabilizer? According to this Kodak page, stabilizer is unnecessary with most modern Kodak films. Is this really true, or is Kodak being optimistic? Is the claim about no need for stabilization dependent upon using Kodak chemistry for the rest of the process? What about non-Kodak films? If stabilizer really does no good, I'll eliminate it in favor of the "final rinse" product, which has no formaldehyde, and save myself some safety issues. I'm also interested in answers to these questions for E-6 films. Also, if using stabilizer is still a good idea, are C-41 and E-6 stabilizer interchangeable? (I'd rather cut down on the number of bottles in my cupboard, if possible.) Thanks for any advice on this matter.