Tetenal kit, one shot?

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    I've decided to give C-41 processing a go. I ordered a Tetenal kit that makes 1 liter of developer, blix, and stabilizer, which is exactly the amount my tank takes. I've tried to search as to whether I can reuse these chemicals for more than 1 batch, but can't come up with anything definitive. If I could get 2 batches out of each kit, I'd feel good. It just seems a little bit pricey for 1 shot, but I'll continue anyway.

    Any advice?
     
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    You can do two rounds no problem. I increase dev time by 15 sec for the second round.
     
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    Awesome! Thanks much.
     
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    Much, much more than 1 shot. I reuse the Tetenal chemicals for a minimum 15 rolls, but a lot of mine are short rolls. The chemicals can last a VERY long time. This Summer I had a kit last well over 30 rolls, with minimal time increases. the tradeoff is increased grain.
     
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    I should add that "1 round" for me = 2x120 or 1x220 roll. So I usually get 4 x 120 rolls done for every 250 ml of the Tetenal 3-bath. Since I get the 1L kit, I can get 16 rolls of 120 done, which works out to around $1.05 per roll of 120
     
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    Good to know. I will be using a holder that takes 6 sheets of 4x5 that fits in a Paterson 3 reel tank. How many rounds would you say I could get out of a liter?

    FYI, here is the insert I mentioned. I just ordered one, and hope it makes my 4x5 developing much more hassle free.

    http://www.mod54.com/index.php
     
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    My 1 round (2 x 120 or 1 x 220) is about the same as 6 sheets of 4x5.

    Very roughly speaking, a 120 film (6 cm x 83 cm) = 498 cm^2 times 2 = 996 cm^2, 4x5 film (10 cm x 12.5 cm) = 125 cm^2 times 6 = 750 cm^2, so 6 sheets of 4x5 is actually 25% less film area than what I consider 1 round's worth. I'd say you can do 2 rounds (12 sheets), if not 3 rounds (18 sheets) easy. Increase dev time by 15 sec for each additional round.