Back in the day...lol. I will define that as 1978 for a few years, and then briefly in 1990, I have had a make shift darkroom in my parents home. I used Kodak paper...I believe it was called ektacolor with beseler 2 step chemicals. I got pretty darn good results with prints that still look fantastic today. I also began developing the negatives with Kodak hobby packs with good results. Later I moved to ektachrome slide film and used Kodak chemicals to process them. I also used ektacolor paper. I don't recall if beseler had chemistry for that. Maybe it was a 3 step? I forgot. Even had fun with expensive cibachrome for a little bit.
Fast forward to present...
I built the darkroom I always wanted. Couple of questions.
Was the color paper process called ra-4 back in the day? I see stuff on ebay. Maybe feeling nostalgic....probably not worth wasting money on old paper that wont work. Is it worth even trying? Will the new ra-4 chemistry work with the old paper?
I did not begin developing yet. I was going to order from freestyle. They have arista and Fuji paper. Which is better? Which is better ra-4 chemistry? Arista or tetenal?
Same for c-41. They have rollei and tetenal and surprisingly a powder unicolor which does not sound good. Can anyone offer any suggestions? Thank you