Rather than start up the 40,000th thread on this particular topic, I thought I'd revive the one which most closely coincides with the problem I'm having. After reading too many of the aforementioned threads as well as links provided by numerous Australian C-41 process users (thank you Polyglot, Athiril and OldBikerPete!), I've run into the problem of sourcing particular chemicals. I think I can get everything I need from Vanbar; but I've had no luck with the bleach. Athiril linked to the Agfa 70BL but that isn't listed anywhere on Vanbar's site any more. I'm really trying to avoid the Tetenal kit (more because of the longevity issue surrounding Blix than anything else), but I might have to go with it by default. Photo Engineer has stated in another thread that E6 and C41 Fixer are interchangeable and I'm happy to take his word on that, especially considering the price difference. This is my shopping list sans bleach thus far:
No Brand Description Quantity AUD (Ex. GST) AUD (In. GST) USD Price 1. Kodak -Flex SM Unit Dv 2 ltr 1 @ $20.00= $20.00 1 @ $22.00= $22.00 1 @ $19.60= $19.60 2.
Kodak +E-6 Fixer & repl > 10lt 1 @ $5.70= $5.70 1 @ $6.27= $6.27 1 @ $5.59= $5.59 3. Kodak Flex SM Final Rinse 1.5 ltr 1 @ $5.70= $5.70 1 @ $6.27= $6.27 1 @ $5.59= $5.59 Total $31.40 $34.54 $30.77
Do I have this right and where/how are the rest of you getting your hands on the bleach????
Many thanks in advance for any help you can give.