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    SCALA at home?

    Has anyone ever tried processing SCALA at home? Is there a kit? I know the 3 North American commercial labs use a special machine. Just curious. I searched the web, but I didn't find anything. I e-mailed Agfa, but haven't heard anything yet.

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    The Massive Development Chart has some information which might be useful.

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    Foma makes reversal kits. Not sure if they work with Scala. You might contact J&C.
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    Kodak makes a direct positive kit as well, meant for use with TMX, but you could probably get it to work with Scala with a bit (well, a lot) of experimentation.

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    Hans,

    the Foma kit works like a charm with Agfa Scala. Maybe you read/speak german, my experience with the kit is published at

    http://sw-magazin.de/swmag_leser_09.htm

    Expose at 125ASA and develop for 12 min at 20°C.

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    Very good article, Roman. Thanks!
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    It is quite easy to process Scala as a negative film. I use Rodinal Special (also known as Studional and completely different from Rodinal).

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    No, I want to process the SCALA as is - ie a transparency. Doesn't look like there's a home kit.

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    No, not from Agfa - and thats intentional. The Scala process is proprietary, Agfa claims control on all aspects within the participating labs. At least within Germany the labs send in control strips on a weekly base - it is a professional film with a professional process.

    But you can process it in any commercial bw slide kit, wether be it from Kodak, Foma, Tetenal or home brew based on paper developer, rhodanit, sulphuric acid, permanganate and a 50W bulb.
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    What's the advantage of using SCALA in a home-brew kit then, over TMAX or DELTA 100, if positives are required? There is a big price difference between DELTA and SCALA.

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