Date: 01/19/01-09:01:20 PM Z
On Fri, 19 Jan 2001 15:02:16 -0800 Jack Fulton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Boy Tony . . you got me thinking. I've not used Scotch film since
> the 1960's when I believe it was made by 3M.
I bought several master cases of this film in a flood sale at a local
photo shop and have had it in deep freeze since '82. It still makes nice
slides when processed E-6. I have on and off "played" with this film in
various chemicals and got some very "interesting" results. I like the
C-41 cross but the base "stain" is too strong to allow normal printing
speed, (10 sec.).
> Have also not used the NeoColor chemicals. Yet, in between there
> I've tried a whole series of films and developed in C41 and the Beseler
> Neofin and other sets including the RA4 stuff itself. In no instance
> obtained what you describe as the orange backing similar to standard
> negative films.
It seems to be just this combination of film and chemistry. I have found
the Russel Neocolor chemicals to be free of objectional fish odor and
last a long time, even in opened containers, the price is very reasonable
> This fact might well be the case w/the Scotch
> film/NeoColor formulae wherein there is something left over from the
> I'd suggest to use two separate washes with a stop bath in between.
> Make the stop bath 1/2 as strong as for b/w work, i.e.: 25 ozs glacial
> acid per gallon. By working with the wash and/or stop of combination
thereof, > this problem hopefully will diminish. In general such
oddities are due to lack > of cleaning of chemistry from the
emulsion before immersing in another
I don't think it is a contamination problem. I put plenty of water
between different soups. But one thing does come to mind though. The
Neocolor chemistry uses a BLIX, bleach/fix where E-6 chemistry uses
separate bleach and fixer. I will try this and mix the components
separately. Using a B&W developer like Eduardo suggests sounds
interesting also. I will have to experiment with developement times as I
really do not want to push the film to a higher index if I can help it.
I will let you all know what develops.
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