Now what? An E6 film question.

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  1. markbarendt

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    I have ended up with some out of date but well kept 120 E6 film in a deal to get a bunch of other film but, I'm no longer doing E6 developing so I have a "now what" question.

    As I see it there are three options:

    Sell it or trade it for something else.

    Or

    Cross process it. I've had reasonable success with this a few times.

    Or

    Develope as B&W. So I experimented with a roll of Velvia 50 at 50 in WD2D+ for 8-minutes. Got high fog (at least the film isn't clear) and low contrast.

    The intent if kept is to print as B&W.

    What would you do and why?

    Is there a way to get good B&W from E6 films?
     
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    Fourth option, shoot it as is, send to a lab for processing.....

    Fifth option, get a small E6 kit and process yourself.
     
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    I would second that, if you can process at controlled temp, get an e6 kit, 120 transparencies just like Polaroids are unique and provide one with some handmade experience in an otherwise cold digital world :happy:
     
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    Nope, no interest in doing tyrannies.

    I like negatives and printing B&W or RA4.
     
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    Fuji slide film is great for cross processing and the resulting negative prints well too,I've found,on B&W paper.This example is rdp iii 100,rated @ 50-someone at the lab did the rest.
     

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    That's a fun shot.

    I have enjoyed the cross processing I've done so far but that's a really limited set so far.