I bought one case each of the Kodak SM chemicals. This is as follows:
Developer Cat. No. 175-6337 (6x2L)
Bleach Cat. No. 882-4690 (2x2.7L)
Fixer Cat. No. 846-2681 (2x3.9L)
Rinse Cat. No. 192-5254 (12x1.5L)
Shipping was calculated by weight and the total cost of the chemicals and shipping was around $250. Assuming I use it one shot in my Jobo tanks (and I will until I do some control strip tests of reuse) that use 270mL for 6 sheets of 4x5, that comes out to 266 sheets at $0.94 per sheet. The alternative is the only lab left in Miami at $2.50 per sheet. This would use up all my developer, but not the other chemicals. The Formulary 1L kit is $45 after shipping to me. That is $2.50 per 4x5 sheet, but I could stretch it to $1.87 if I use 250mL per run rather than the recommended 270mL and single shot.
According to Kodak, the SM chemicals do not use a starter.
Last edited by Greg Davis; 04-12-2011 at 10:01 PM. Click to view previous post history.
If you live in Italy you can buy a Rollei Digibase C-41 "maxi" kit, 2,5 litres, for less than €40 including shipping. That is supposed to make 55 ISO 100 "rolls" (I suppose they mean 135/36) if ISO 100, or 50 rolls if ISO 400.
PF will ship here but at $29 plus $29 shipping I won't be ordering it, $68 is too much for me to ship a 1L kit. I might be able to get better economy if I ordered a few kits but they only have 5 in stock and I can get 4 1L Tetenal kits shipped from B&H for under $10 shipping and under $20/kit, much less money.
Last edited by hpulley; 04-12-2011 at 06:38 PM. Click to view previous post history.