I think I'm going to get this kit from Calumet to start, then, if I want to buy in bulk I can. If I've understood everything correctly, this should be all I need to give it a go, correct?
No, that will not work. It is the bleach only and is made to fit inside a large processing machine. Use the products I listed in the sticky. If in doubt, google the cat numbers I listed there to find a supplier.
Ok. Off to Photographer's Formulary then....
Here's a sample of Portra developed at home with the SM flexicolor kit from Kodak:
Portra Flower by Thomas N. Abbott, on Flickr
This is a repeat of a post I made in another thread some time ago. I'm sure prices have changed since then...
Since Tetenal discontinued their 5 liter kits a couple of years ago, I switched to Kodak and have had great results ordering from http://www.pdisupply.com. I think they largely serve minilabs, but they are happy to ship the small Flexicolor kits. These are the ones with SM in their names -- there are so many that it is a bit tricky trying to find the right stock numbers. To save anyone that trouble, here is what my last order consisted of.
Qty Prod No Name Options Price
1 KF51-1925254 KODAK FLEXICOLOR SM Tank Final Rinse 12X3L - - - $22.69
1 KF50-8462681 KODAK FLEXICOLOR SM Tank Fixer 2X3.9L - - - $59.67
1 KF49-8824690 (Hazardous Fee) KODAK FLEXICOLOR SM Tank Bleach - - - $57.51
1 KF48-1756337 (Hazardous Fee) KODAK FLEXICOLOR SM Tank Developer - - - $59.25
@Rolfe: What was the total shipping cost (including HazMat?)
You can get those same chemicals from www.pfsny.com and they ship by UPS without Hazmat, just by weight. If I remember correctly, all of those shipped to me for under $30 when I lived in Miami.