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    First attempt at processing color slide film????

    I have never tried to process color slide film. I have processed my own C-41 and of course tons of B&W.

    Is it difficult? I know Freestyle has kits available.
    "Generalizations are made because they are generally true"
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    Do you have a processor or do you develop your C-41 by hand/tank. Slide is very very temperatur dependent and a processor makes slide processing a piece of cake. I use a Jobo and it works perfect.

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    I've only used Kodak's kit. Got my last one here http://www.libertyphotoproducts.com/...L,3442,573.htm

    The first film I developed when coming back to film was E-6 and it worked, I was truly amazed.

    Since you have done C-41 you understand how to get the temp right, there are more steps to E-6 but it is not "tougher."

    I stayed away from the "blix" type kits because it didn't really save me anything, including money, the blix kits actually cost more per liter/roll.
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    I begun processing slides without any previous processing experience (not even a B&W roll). It worked, so it should not be difficult.
    I have a Jobo CPP-2 which takes care of temperature and agitation. With such a machine, everything is very easy.
    Without a machine you have to find a way to keep temperature constant for around 7' and you have to device an agitation strategy that is perfectly repeatable. Some people develop slides without any special apparatus and they refer satisfaction with the results.

    The other baths are easy because they are "to completion" and so if your baths are a few °C less than they should you just prolong the bath.

    Fabrizio

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    I use a hand tank. I'm going to give it a try and see. Mark I looked at the kit you linked above. Is it easy to process a roll or two with out wasting chemistry???
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    Mark Barendt, Beaverton, OR

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    Though I have a Jobo, most of my E-6 processing has been with standard SS tanks. Just use a water bath, it's no harder than C-41 really.

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    I have process color and B&W but never slide film, one of these days I will.

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    Mark,

    when you first posted this answer, I followed the link and it took me to a kit just like you said...but now it just takes me to the website and there seems to be no kits listed????
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    E6 to me is like eating in a fancy restaurant when you're a good cook. It's better to let someone else do it because it's so complicated eventhough the cook could do it. It may be worth it if you have a large batch, for a roll or two, it's not worth it. Take a look at this link:
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-6_p...edirected=true

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