May I ask why are you ruling out the cheaper Unicolor or Tetenal powder kit for C41 developing? I have consistently got good results using that kit. mixing is straightforward. ~$20 for a kit develops 12 rolls of 35mm or 120. its very economical in my book. once you get the hang of it, developing C41 is really easy and straightforward.
I do E-6 at home as well and use the Arista kit available from Freestyle. 1 liter kit develops 12 rolls again. It is a little more involved with more washing steps than C41. However, there is nothing like pulling out a positive film out of the Paterson reels and can. Highly recommended!
I have found that it takes a little planning to make the best use of these kits. It helps to do the film developing (either C41 or E-6) in a batch to minimize the life of the chemicals after they have been mixed.
Last edited by kmallick; 10-17-2012 at 05:43 PM. Click to view previous post history.