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    Need to process ektachrome 16mm and prof chems way to $$ need to be chemist to brew?

    Need to process some 16mm ektachrome movie film.
    Looking through your color chem sticky. Wow I don't need that much chems and the price wow $500 plus???
    Looks like all the E6 kits in the USA are gone except maybe arista. $40 for a 1 liter kit??? That's nuts.
    I've done many slides long ago with beseler kits. Gone !!!
    I've even looked into home brew. Wow you got to be a freakin chemist.
    Some chemicals are soooo hard to find. And again there goes the dollar signs $$$$$$$$
    I'm thinkin that diy photo chem is going to become a thing of the past very soon.
    Sorry for the whining
    Any Ideas?
    thanks
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    where can I get Citrazinic Acid or Hydroquinone Monosulfate? You have to have a pretty well stocked chemistry closet to even think of brewing any color stuff.

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    This place advertises they use a Refrema E6 processor. Some of those processors will do 16mm without a problem. You might contact them: http://www.e-sixlab.com/film.htm

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    Thanks IC. I'll ask, but they don't mention motion film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinejerk View Post
    Thanks IC. I'll ask, but they don't mention motion film.
    You didn't mention the length. I presumed it is small strips from a 16mm still camera. ie something you wanted to process in a darkroom with some E6 chemistry.

    If this is 25 or 100foot cine film then try http://www.prepfilm.com/price.html, I use them for my B&W cine processing.

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    I know there are a few places that I can get to process the film.
    I am familiar with the E6 process. I would like to do it myself.
    But with no reasonable kits anymore and chemicals I can't find.......
    Are there substitutes for these? Citrazinic Acid or Hydroquinone Monosulfate?
    I can find hydroquinone. Can this be easily converted to the monosulfate?
    What is the purpose of the citrazinic? Can something else be subbed?
    On and on.

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    Don't forget since this is E-6 process, you'll need some CD-3 if you want color and not B&W. You could use CD-4 but for most accurate colors you're going to want CD-3 since E-6 is designed to give correct colors with CD-3 and not CD-4. It's the CD-6 that you can't get any more (I think that was used only in the K-14 process). Both CD-3 and CD-4 are available from Photographer's Formulary.

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    Hello ME Super
    Yes I know that I need CD-3. Actually I just checked PF and they don't seem to have it any more.
    I did find another source for it though.
    It's the above 2 that I mentioned that I am having trouble with right now.
    Do you know any subs that will work?
    thanks

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    Just want to know if my only option for E6 kit is Arista?

    Should I even be thinking about home brew? Or is this just way off the top?

    Thanks

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    Or the Tetenal 3-bath kit, or the Tetenal 6-bath kit.

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