BS, that's bachelor of science, right?
I use my phone and I'm not often on the computer so it would be very difficult to search posts, especially when the threads dealing with E-6 info often get to the 200+ post count, it would just be difficult and could take hours on my phone, it doesn't mean he didn't say it, if you want the information why don't you search all the threads I've posted in and then tell me it was easy to find.
Just because someone doesn't want to cater to your will doesn't make them wrong.
Why are you so hostile/aggressive about this anyway?
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So, how 'bout that local sports team.
I searched and While PE is not a fan of blix here is something he wrote:
"There is no connection between archival quality and the use of blix or bleach-fix. The argument is removal of silver from color films which affects grain, sharpness and color repronduction. In E6 films, it can also affect whites."
"With a blix, there is a chance to have silver retention with some film / blix combinations. This is due to the heavy silver load, the type of silver developed, and certain inhibitors used in color films to control image quality. The dyes also act to protect the silver from the bleach and so the dye cloud must be rendered penetrable by the blix.
There are ways to limit any problems with blix kits.
Use a long blix time! Use 2x – 4x the suggested time or more. It will not hurt. It does make the process longer.
Mix the two parts right before use and in the quantity you are going to use. Don’t re-use it. But, this increases cost."
The link to the full thread titled "Just how bad is blix vs bleach & fixer?" is here.
Also of interest is the post "The definitive word (I hope) on color stabilzers! " by PE
Either way I would prefer not to have to blix something for 2-3 times the amount if I don't have to.
Either way its still not as good as a 6 bath and I'm not happy till a 6 bath exists for the US again.
If you're happy with your 3 bath that's great, but I'm not.
Thanks for doing the search, that was the thread I was thinking of.
On a side note I'm glad you enjoy E-6 films, the more E-6 users the better.
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Agreed 6 step is "better" (reasons are listed in the threads linked to) but as long as there are ANY quality E6 kits it is good.
I hate it when there is a bad product out there that makes people think it is all garbage and give up on color home processing.
Even a good product can get a bad reputation if it is used incorrectly and then people start to bash it on the web.
Good grief, what's the difference between extended time in one bath versus shorter times in two baths? In my case I'm using a Jobo and reading while the machine spins, with one eye on the timer anyway. While I don't want to take two hours or anything doubling blix time is a complete shrug.
And as for colors etc. - again I compared a 6 and 3 bath kit from the same manufacturer and actually slightly preferred the 3 bath results. Not by any big margin as I doubt even the pickiest would have noted the difference unless looking closely for it side by side.
And it doesn't actually cost more to use the blix and discard when it comes in a kit of the same quantity as the other solutions. It would if you bought it separately.
I can understand preferring 6 when available but the fact they aren't readily available is really a non-issue.