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    Alternative to C-22 Processing?

    I have four rolls of Kodacolor X film that my father shot and was wondering if there was an alternative developer to the expensive C-22 processing?

    Thanks in advance for any input.

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    It could be processed as a conventional black & white negative, but you definitely want to try a clip from of one roll before souping all the film. It's likely to have a high fog level and not produce images that are particularly usable. Perhaps PE might suggest a starting point? Perhaps D-76 for about 6 minutes?
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    Sorry, I'm rather new to all of this, what/who's PE?

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    Some people have processed it by hand (not a lab) in C41 developer at 20°C, the colours won't be perfect, then bleach & fix as normal.

    Alternately you could mix up the C22 chemistry from scratch, the formulae have been published. This is the best option if you have access to chemicals. Otherwise B&W in ID-11/D76.

    Welcome to APUG BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    Some people have processed it by hand (not a lab) in C41 developer at 20°C, the colours won't be perfect, then bleach & fix as normal.

    Alternately you could mix up the C22 chemistry from scratch, the formulae have been published. This is the best option if you have access to chemicals. Otherwise B&W in ID-11/D76.

    Welcome to APUG BTW.

    Ian
    Thanks for the info (and the welcome!). I searched for the C-22 formula but was unable to find it. If you have a link, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks again.

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    I don't have a link, but I'm sure it'll be on-line somewhere, it's not very complex. I have various C-22 formulae back in the UK in publications but I'm not there for a while.

    It's possible I have something here but I can't scan it, but could photograph it & email to you, normally I scan & OCR. I do have 3 pages from 1961 on processing Kodacolor, by then it's C22

    PM your email address and I send it in half an hour or so, I've already taken the photos.

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    I've developed C-22 in B&W. It's not very good for printing but it's okay for scanning. I think I just used Diafine since I had no other times/options available. The film was only from the early 80s, though. Basefog wasn't so much an issue as all the layers of dyes still in the film making it all extremely low contrast to print in the darkroom.
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    C-22 was discontinued in 1972

    I've sent the formula to Michael, I'll try and OCR the images and post the formula here on APUG, it was published until the mid 70's in the BJP Almanac/Annuals.

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    If it was your Dad's shooting, spend the money and get it done by a lab. Don't risk it.

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    Must have been old when it was shot then because the images on it were definitely early80s/ late 70s based on the ages of the kids in the picture (husband's family photos). Husband was born in '77 and he's much older than a baby in the photos!
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