Originally Posted by Photo Engineer
I was too impatient and was drying the film with a hair dryer >.>
I also a think there is a fair bit of it coming from the scanner glass now.. time for a clean.
Originally Posted by mikez
Yeah, as I have an abundance of C41 films in the fridge, and no C41 chems, but have an abundance of E6 chems and b&w chems and raw components, and only 3 rolls of E6 film in the fridge atm (2xAstia in 35 and 120, and 1xEIR in 35 sure as hell aint donating that precious roll to experiments! )
from my experience when I was first developing with Xtol, the required developing power was about the same for Reala as Astia, maybe a little less for Astia.
And as for Kodak EIR, the same development that was good for Astia was far far too much.
Anyway next step is to try a stronger developer solution for longer on a large bracket range.
I'm also thinking perhaps do a first development with Xtol, or a weaker rodinal at high temp so no dye formation (or virtually none), then reverse and process to completion in a stronger rodinal for a long time.
The other would be to play with low temperatures on strong developing solution.
Last edited by Athiril; 10-19-2009 at 11:35 PM. Click to view previous post history.