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    Is BLIX all there is now? (in USA)

    Now that the Rollei kit has vanished, I see no way of getting a hobbyist' kit with a separate bleach and fix. All use a Blix.

    * Freestyle's three brands (Arista, Unicolor, Tetenal) are all Blix-based.
    * B&H has one kit, and it uses a Blix.
    * PhotoFormulary.com appears to have dropped their repackaged Flexicolor kit.

    I want the assurance of top quality that a separate bleach and fix provide. Please tell me I missed it some place.

    Mark Overton

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    'Been looking for separate bleach and fix kit, too...no luck yet.
    A guy at Freestyle said that the Rollei kit is being reformulated and will return but when I asked when he replied: "don't hold your breath".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian Russell View Post
    'Been looking for separate bleach and fix kit, too...no luck yet.
    A guy at Freestyle said that the Rollei kit is being reformulated and will return but when I asked when he replied: "don't hold your breath".
    I don't think it's being reformulated since you can order it from macodirect.de without any issues. I just had the 5litre kit delivered couple of weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
    Also only the Bleach starters. You need the replenishers as well.

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    you can get the fuji 5L E6 kits in the us if you don't mind the $$$. there are members here using it.

    edit: now I see you're speaking of C41. nevermind.
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    I've bought c41 components locally but with e-6, unless you want to pay just as much for shipping as the chems, you are stuck with BLIX. now ive used BLIX, and the results are great but I have no idea about longevity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Grenet View Post
    Also only the Bleach starters. You need the replenishers as well.
    Are you sure? The description doesn't sound like it. For developer you only need the replenisher if you're doing replenishment. All you need for one shot is the starter. Bleach might be the same way (don't know, just asking.)

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    You might be able to use just the replenisher, but the starter doesn't contain the active ingredients, it just 'seasons' the solution so it behaves the same as if you've already run film through it. That's why the starter is so cheap compared to the replenisher...

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    Well, you've all answered my question about only Blix being available.
    Yes, this is for C-41; sorry that I didn't mention that.
    Blix it is. Sigh.

    Mark Overton

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