I am looking for alternatives since the demise of Kodak's much loved 5L E6 kit. The price point of the 5L kit was the best around, it was easy to buy locally, and the consistent, clean, beautiful results spoke for themselves. Over the years I saved $1000's and beat the labs in quality and turnaround.
I know there are other commercial E6 options out there for the home developer with plenty of answers via other threads in this forum, but I'd like to ask if anyone has tried to 'brew' their own E6.
The Watkins Factor (http://www.opie.net/orphy/photo/dr/wkft-e6.html) is the closest brew I have come to that piqued my interest for making my own E6 from raw chemicals. However, the only step that bothers me is the reversal step. Watkins suggests to remove the film from the film drum and literally expose it to light (hard for me to do when using automated processors - Jobo ATL's). I would prefer it to be a chemical fogging procedure as in any commercial E6 kit.
Are there any photo chemists out there that have a solution for this? Is it too complex to achieve? Seems strange since Watkins has a recipe for all other solutions. I guess I can try to get a hold of Mr. Watkins himself.