They have a very small (500mL) Rollei kit - 10 rolls worth, which has such a tiny quantity of stabiliser that it's reportedly difficult to use. It's fine if you only want to develop 10 rolls or see if C41 is for you, but it's a small kit. I was thinking more along the lines of the 2L (40 rolls) or 5L (100 rolls) Rollei kits that Freestyle no longer carries.
As to macandal's question you are right - all C41 films and processes are compatible, that's what makes them C41. It's a standardised process.
Originally Posted by MartinP
However, not all C41 chemistry is equal. If you buy a kit with blix (combined bleach and fix steps), the bleach will eat the fix and it has very poor shelf-life, which can mean poor quality processing (fails to remove all silver) after your first batch. If you have enough film on-hand to completely exhaust a kit, the Tetenal ones should be great: they supply bleach and fix separately (long shelf life in the store) but they get mixed together for use. If you use it all up in a week, no problems, but don't expect to keep a mixed-up Tetenal kit in the longer term like you can with the 3-bath (Fuji, Kodak, Rollei) kits.
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