Thanks again! The images on those links look extremely natural for x-processing! Well done. I look forward to giving it a go.
Originally Posted by mrcallow
Thanks very much T! I'll give it a good run later this week, can't wait to see the results (I think) :o)
Originally Posted by titrisol
I asked the same question a while back. Here's a link to the responses I got, some really good info: APUG.org: Cross processing colour film
I've experimented with Fuiji Provia and Velvia in C-41 and I have to say, I love the saturation and contrasty appearance. I haven't tried Ektachrome yet.
I don't know about the pro-labs in Australia, but the labs I have used in the states have been OK, except for one - Gamma in Chicago - where the owner tried to tell me that cross processing 'screws up' his chemistry and I would have to pay 10 times the C-41 list price! Afterwards, I went back, where the 'regular' counter people took it in and processed it for me at the C-41 listed price without blinking an eye. It's like any beaurocracy - hit and miss, depending on who you get, and how much they know to be dangerous.
Cross processing does nothing to the chemistry in the machine one iota....me thinks a ruse to make money on the un-suspecting customers.
Ground Glass Sepcialties.
Erh, best skintones you say ? Hmm :-) I did some Agfa RSX 50 some years ago and to me that was the best film for X'ing. As mentioned the Fuji and Kodak have some nasty green and yellow colorcast. I didn't experience that with the Agfa.
When overexposed it does make an in my oppinion nice effect on the skintones. That is if you want the almost white. For sure it is fun.
BTW I never filtered any of my shoots.
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Found this link a few years ago before I 'dove' into cross processing. See if any of it helps you:
Cross Processing Information Page