washing E-6 film

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by amuderick, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. amuderick

    amuderick Member

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    The Kodak E-6 Kit technical guide says that I should give my film two 1 minute continuous washes followed by another 2 minute wash. I'm filling my dev tank, rolling it for a minute, pouring and repeating until the water is clear instead of pink. With that procedure it takes about 1/2 hour to finish washing. Oy. It is making me crazy.

    Film is either Provia 100F or 400X.

    Should I be leaving that pink dye on the film? Am I doing something terribly wrong? How can get a 4 minute wash?

    Thanks!
     
  2. PHOTOTONE

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    I have always used a 6 minute wash in a tank that brings continuous water in from the bottom, and exits at the top...then the final rinse/stabilizer. I think you need more changes of water, if you are not using continuous flow of water.