I didn't quite understand it. There were good blacks after the first developer. Should I add more development time to the first developer?
The images do not see any black (perforation film). Is down the black from my eye. Time or temperature change at the first developer until you get a good black.
OK, I will try that.
In your images I see a low contrast, so an increase in chromogen development time will make the image more contrast.
I always develop at room temp, unless otherwise noted.
It is better and easier to do tests at room temperature, with prolonged time, especially in the two develators.
No, I am using C-41 diluted 1+10 and times get very long. Almost 2 hours for that, usually 1 hour.
See that was posted on APUG about working in C 41at 20 ° C.
Development time is ~ 10 minutes???
Only useable for cross-process slide film though, due to low contrast with normal negative film.
No luck so far, but will try fresh developer next time.
Again, I think you can get better results if processed film UT 18 or UK 17 like color negative process, using different chromogens revelators from C 41 or E 6.