Hi all. So last night was my first time developing C-41. One of the rolls turned out fine, the other, abysmal.
Two rolls were developed in the same tank/chemistry: One roll of new Kodak Ektar 100, the other was a found roll of ancient Kodak Gold 200. I developed in a patterson tank using the Jobo/Tetenal C-41 press kit. The Ektar roll was shot with a known good Minolta Hi-matic 9, the Gold 200 was shot with a new (to me) Yashica Electro 35 GSN that I just got on ebay.
The Ektar roll shot with the known good Hi-matic turned out fine. Here is an example frame:
The Kodak gold roll shot with the Yashica is the bad one. Here are some samples. Most of the shots have an extreme green cast in the shadows, but a couple have reasonable color reproduction but still underexposed with a green cast. Since there are at least 2 variables besides the chemistry I am not sure if its the film that was bad, or the camera. I dont think my development is the issue as the other roll developed in the same tank was fine. The Kodak Gold film is at least 15 years old, maybe older. I will probably run another roll through this Yashica to see how that turns out but would be interested to hear your feedback.
I did have another, kinda funny question. When I finished developing these two rolls last night, I went to pour the blix back into its container and accidentally poured some into a nearly full container of developer. It overflowed right away and I realized my mistake. Is that developer toast now? thanks!
Kodak Gold 200 results below: