Friday, 13 November 2009

Developing Super 8 with Tetenal 3-Bath E6

These are the instructions for the development of Ektachrome and other reversal films. Wash the film thougherly between baths and if you can't remove the backing and the film is opaque, put it in a container with mild bleach. Black stuff should come off and then wash in water. 38°C = 100°F.

1. Lights out.
2. Remove the film from the cartridge and cut in two 7.5m lengths (see last post).
3. Bundle each half into a 2-reel 35mm daylight-developing tank.
4. Lights on.
5. Mix up 500ml of each of the chemicals as follows:
      a. 100ml First Developer
      b. 100ml Colour Developer (Part 1) + 60ml Colour Developer (Part 2)
      c. 100ml Bleach Fix (Part 1) + 100ml Bleach Fix (Part 2)
      d. 50ml Stabiliser
6. Top up chemicals to 500ml with water.
7. Make sure all chemicals are 38°C.
8. Develop:
      a. Water at 38°C for 5 minutes to war up the film.
      b. First Developer for 6'15''
      c. Wash at 38°C.
      d. Colour Developer for 6'00''
      e. Wash at 38°C.
      f. Bleach Fix for 6'00''
      g. Wash at ~38°C
      h. Stabiliser outside the tank for 0'30''
9. Hang to dry and rub with a chamois to remove the anti-halation backing.
10. Project

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