Well pretty much all the chemicals that Steve has posted on facebook are available on Alibaba at a price.
Originally Posted by Photo Engineer
I cant comment on the "genuine" kodak chemicals though. There must be some differences.
Its very possible someone with a good background of chemistry could synthesise the exact chemicals from these.
Thats when it would be a great expense.
If it does a good job with the chemicals Steve used, i would not worry, providing its archival stability proves to be good.
I had a question for you regarding the long term archivability of kodachrome and the unique colours it produces due to the dye couplers being added.
Is this because the couplers are a different nature to E6 films, or is it because the film is going through a strong chemical bath containing the couplers that the film itself gets a stronger concentration of dye compared to the small amount thats incorporated into a regular E6 film?
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