First C41 and E6 home dev results

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by Rhodes, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Rhodes

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    I post here my first colour and slide developmnt experiences, to get some debate and opinion to improve the dev procedures.
    C-41: I thing that I did not get the dev temp right, so a few shots may have more contrast. Second: one of the films was agfa color 200, with expired date. Here is a few. After scanning I did some little correction with lightroom. Also, in one previous thread I ask about a problem. I did the stabilizer with tap water, that here is very hard, so the film had a white foam stuck, that appered in the frame after scanning.
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    The fireworks were shot with superia 800.

    Now it's time for the slide film. The film was from a bulk load afgachrome crd duplicating film, that after some questions about it here, it is a tungsten light film, and iso 12 for normal photography. Since I have not the correction filter, I tried to correct the light temp in lightroom, but I have inexperience with it, and so I do not know what shou be a natural look or not. Here some exemples a few shots.

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    Also, I have the problem described in this thread: and also, during the color development, I di not notice that the lid of the tank pop up and a few of the chemical spliled, but i think it did not influenced th result. But it may have, since I do not have experience with slide development.
    Well, what so you think and lets see what I can or how to correct some of the problems.
     
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    Since I coud only post 10 images, here are the two left, from slide film:
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    Great looking results. Congratulations.
     
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    Really? thanks, I allways thought that colour and slide was for people with skills.
     
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    They look pretty good to me, certainly within an acceptable range and any slight colour shifts can be corrected in postprocessing. Definitely more consistent than my early efforts.
     
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    Your results are a lot better than I get from one of my local 1 hour places. Could you tell a little more about your processing?
     
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    They look very good.

    You might be aware of this but dupe films in general have lower contrast than camera films.

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    The C41 samples are spot-on. The E6 are surprisingly good considering expired tungsten-balanced dupe film shot in daylight without a correction filter (although you did correct after scanning). It's worth trying some Provia 100 to see how well you can do with proper film. I find that Fuji requires a slightly longer first develop time than does Kodak E6. Keep up the good work.
     
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    Great effort! I wish my first home developed film looked this good.
     
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    Your dupe film still looks better than Lomo 200 slide film!
     
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    Very nice! Congratulations, you've discovered the secret- it's actually not very hard. Smart people made it pretty easy for us to get nice results without too much fuss.
     
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    Thank you all! Going to end the E6 run with 120 rsx 50 film. Use the same time or extend?
     
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    How about doing a clip and deciding for yourself?
     
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