Problem with First Developer, E-6, request for information
after I while I did not develop I begun today working my fridge stack of E-6 film.
I use the Ornano 6-bath kit.
I have a problem: the First Developer is gone, gone, gone, gone :cry:. Probably the lid did not close well, or I did some other stupid thing.
All the rest seems of the kit seems to be fine, but now I doubt about the colour developer.
The first roll came entirely black.
The second roll is already in the tank and cannot be returned to the fridge.
All the other rolls are already back in the fridge.
I understand that I need an E-6 first developer and maybe an E-6 colour developer and that more or less they should all be interchangeable among kits (keeping in mind that I use a "stabilizer" and my slides will have their fair share of formalin in any case).
I understand that at the moment in Europe the only E-6 6-bath chemistry one can easily find in small quantities is Fuji Hunt. Sadly, I can only see "kits" to be on sale.
I have some questions:
1) Do you know any shop in the European Union which will sell the single components of the Fuji Hunt E-6 6-bath kit?
1 bis) As an equally acceptable alternative, do you know any shop in the European Union which will sell the single components of E-6 Kodak chemistry, CPAC, Trebla, Ornano, whatever?
The second question is the most interesting though. I cross some threads where it is hinted to DIY E-6 chemicals. I've never seen the "recipes" though. I thought "Photographic formulary" was actually a site with formulae but it appears it is a shop.
The second question is divided into 2 questions:
2) Can anybody point me to a site or a thread with a "recipe" for the First Developer of E-6, and maybe the Colour Developer? (Did not find on APUG).
2 bis) If such a recipe exists and if it is possible to prepare the baths at home, are they exactly equivalent, for quality, to the commercial ones? If I have to compromise with quality, I'd rather buy another kit.
I'm getting a bit sad as it seems that at the moment only the Tetenal 3-bath kit is widely available at every shop. I would prefer to stick to a 6-bath process. If I had to buy a 6-bath kit now, I would have to buy it in the UK which would make shipping costly and possibly problematic.
3) do you know anybody selling an E-6 6-bath kit in France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland or Austria?
Thanks for any information