How to process the Fujichrome R25 (R25N single8)

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  1. narigas2006

    narigas2006 Member

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    Hi All,

    I am contemplating of getting a large amount of Fujichrome R25 film: http://film.club.ne.jp/english/eng_single8_film2003.htm

    I think this is an old fujichrome R25. Would you know if the film is dye incorporatade (not like kodachrome) so a similar E6 process could work? Would anyone have some info on the type of processing used? Maybe low temp like the agfachrome? Many thanks!

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    The intent is for you to return the film to fuji for processing. If you don't, the volume of their lab won't be significant enough to sustain the process and they'll can the film like they almost did back in '07.

    The dye is incorporated. It is a standard reversal film but it includes the nasty goopy antihalation layer. Processing this film requires the mechanical removal of the layer (first submerging in a bath of chemical, then using a sponge to wipe it off) followed by a process similar to E6 (I assume they are compatible though the color developer will most likely be slightly different.) You need the reels/processor for it which costs ~$200 and is purchased on ebay from sellers in the Ukraine. The bottom line is, send it to them and wait the 3 months.

    Do you have the single-8 cameras for it? If you weren't aware, it's not compatible with super-8 Kodak cameras.
     
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    That's what I imagined. They have a remjet layer as modern neg stocks have. I do have processing tanks and e6 chemistry. I also have single8 cameras (i was aware that the cartridges are different). Fuji apparently announced the end of their production of single8 films and they will process these films till 2013. Dunno if my contribution will change these dates.
     
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    R25N is the new R25, plain R25 uses the old process (whatever it was). The retailer that you are looking at prices his films with processing included, so there is no need to process at home.
     
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    This would be the second time they've announced the end. The remjet removal solution can be mixed from sodium sulphite and water, a tablespoon per liter is definitely sufficient. Don't get any on the emulsion, and get ready to clean your dark closet.