Can anyone explain why this interesting thread has had more than half a million views?
More than the Joke Thread!
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
Thanks to this thread I discovered I had the oxidized (purple) Part C developer. I got the Midi kit in December and fortunately I checked here a couple of days ago to see if there were any tips on using the kit before using it for the first time. Freestyle is sending me the replacement. My previous experience with C41 was using the Unicolor 1-liter powder kit once (with nice results for 15 rolls).
FYI, according to the latest (as of this writing, Spring 2012) Freestyle Photographic Supplies catalog and website, evidently Freestyle is no longer offering the largest Rollei Digibase C-41 kit, the one that processes up to 50 rolls. They only offer the small and medium kits now.
That's a bummer, because buying the largest kit gave me the best economy and lasted me pretty much an entire year. I don't shoot enough color consistently to warrant spending the big bucks on stocking up on bulk Kodak Flexicolor chemistry, as in the sticky forum thread above.
Just a question on the mixing of the color dev. The pdf files says water at 49ºC and for a 250ml of solution, 172,5 of water plus 25ml of A,B and C parts and 2,5 (I think ml) of starter. The kit bottles gives the following infor for doing the same amount of solution: 155 ml of water at 38ºC and 25 ml of the three parts plus 20ml of starter.
So wich one which one should one follow?