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Hey folks, we have ordered the gear to do E6 color development by hand using the [[Darkroom/Resources#Developing_Stuff | chems Eric donated]]. This is a full 6 bath E6 kit (as opposed to [[Darkroom/Rapid_E-6_Film_Development | E6 Rapid]]). It's going to be awesome! And difficult! Join the party! Once we have this gear, we will also be able to process color negative film using C41 kits, but the current project underway is E6.
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Hey folks, we have successfully achieved E6 color development by hand using the [[Darkroom/Resources#Developing_Stuff | chems Eric donated]]. This is a full 6 bath E6 kit (as opposed to [[Darkroom/Rapid_E-6_Film_Development | E6 Rapid]]).  
  
==E6 checklist==
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==E6 "6 bath" steps==
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Following is the protocol we followed, it is a hybrid of the instructions on the box of chems and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-6_process#Six-bath_process_version 6 bath instructions on wikipedia]. I will write down the exact chems we used and find a link for them next time I'm in the space. If you want a simpler process, consider [[Darkroom/Rapid E-6 Film Development | E6 Rapid]].
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# '''1st dev''' - 6 min @ 100.0°F
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# water stop bath - 2 min @ 100.0°F
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# '''reversal''' - 2 min @ 96-103°F
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#'''2nd dev''' - 6 min @ 96-103°F
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#'''pre-bleach''' - 2 min @ 90-103°F
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#'''bleach''' - 6 min @ 92-103°F
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# water rinse @ 92-103°F
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# '''fixer''' - 4 min @ 92-103°F
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# water rinse @ 92-103°F (goes in fix-water jug)
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# final rinse - 1 min @ 80-103°F (includes photo flo)
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==Color Development Equipment Checklist==
 
*Large tub, translucent plastic preferred (think we have this)
 
*Large tub, translucent plastic preferred (think we have this)
 
*E6 chems (thanks Eric!)
 
*E6 chems (thanks Eric!)
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==Film==
 
==Film==
 
===Development queue===
 
===Development queue===
When we get this all together and actually mix up the chems, we will want to try to use them up within a week or so. Given this, it's good if we have a little backlog of slide film ready to develop before we mix up the chems. If you have slide film you've shot (or can commit to shoot soon, add a date) you can add yourself to the development queue here. (''I understand the batch should be good for ~15-20 rolls? Jas can probably comment.'' --[[User:Hurtstotouchfire|Hurtstotouchfire]] 17:58, 24 June 2011 (UTC))  Sounds about right for a 1 litre batch -- Jas
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Update: Kelly and MacKenzie mixed up a 1 liter batch of E6 chems on 8/14/11 and have developed 8 rolls in it since then. Feel free to book yourself some E6 time while the chems are still good! --[[User:Hurtstotouchfire|Hurtstotouchfire]] 02:03, 23 August 2011 (UTC)
  
*[[User:Hurtstotouchfire | Kelly]] - 3 rolls
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*[[User:Heroic|Heroic]] 06:08, 8 August 2011 (UTC) - about eight rolls
**2 rolls [http://www.amazon.com/Kodak-E100VS-Professional-Exposures-Transparency/dp/B000NK3T78/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1308938006&sr=1-1 Kodak e100VS], shot.
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**Various Velvia 50, Velvia 100, Digibase CR200, shot on the Big Island of Hawaii
**1 roll [http://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-Fujichrome-Velvia-Color-Slide/dp/B000A1ERX0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308937979&sr=8-1 Fuji Velvia 100], shot last weekend in Indiana
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===Donating film===
 
===Donating film===
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===E6 examples and recommendations===
 
===E6 examples and recommendations===
 
If you're just looking for advice on what film to get, you can check out what other people have been shooting, above. Unfortunately slide film is a bit more expensive than color negative film, running about $8/roll for 36 exposures on 35mm. It's lovely though. I know that Joachim and Jas can probably provide more examples (links, guys?), but [http://www.flickr.com/photos/httf/tags/e6/ my flickr feed] has a few shots which were E6 processed slide film. --[[User:Hurtstotouchfire|Hurtstotouchfire]] 17:58, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
 
If you're just looking for advice on what film to get, you can check out what other people have been shooting, above. Unfortunately slide film is a bit more expensive than color negative film, running about $8/roll for 36 exposures on 35mm. It's lovely though. I know that Joachim and Jas can probably provide more examples (links, guys?), but [http://www.flickr.com/photos/httf/tags/e6/ my flickr feed] has a few shots which were E6 processed slide film. --[[User:Hurtstotouchfire|Hurtstotouchfire]] 17:58, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
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Here are some random shots on Velvia:  [https://picasaweb.google.com/closeenoughforjas/MiscellaneousVelvia] [[User:Heroic|Heroic]] 06:11, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

Latest revision as of 01:14, 25 August 2011

Hey folks, we have successfully achieved E6 color development by hand using the chems Eric donated. This is a full 6 bath E6 kit (as opposed to E6 Rapid).

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[edit] E6 "6 bath" steps

Following is the protocol we followed, it is a hybrid of the instructions on the box of chems and the 6 bath instructions on wikipedia. I will write down the exact chems we used and find a link for them next time I'm in the space. If you want a simpler process, consider E6 Rapid.

  1. 1st dev - 6 min @ 100.0°F
  2. water stop bath - 2 min @ 100.0°F
  3. reversal - 2 min @ 96-103°F
  4. 2nd dev - 6 min @ 96-103°F
  5. pre-bleach - 2 min @ 90-103°F
  6. bleach - 6 min @ 92-103°F
  7. water rinse @ 92-103°F
  8. fixer - 4 min @ 92-103°F
  9. water rinse @ 92-103°F (goes in fix-water jug)
  10. final rinse - 1 min @ 80-103°F (includes photo flo)

[edit] Color Development Equipment Checklist

  • Large tub, translucent plastic preferred (think we have this)
  • E6 chems (thanks Eric!)
  • temp controller (see shopping list below)
  • chem bottles, 1 qt x6 (see shopping list below)
  • plastic reels, 35mm & 120 (ours are convertible)
  • film tanks (check!)
  • timer (check!)
  • Darkroom (check!)

Most of this stuff is on the Darkroom resources page.

[edit] Kelly's Shopping list

Total: $102.71

[edit] Donations

  • Kelly - $20
    • Subtotal: $80.71
  • Rubin - $80.71
    • Subtotal: $0

We have enough monies! Kelly is ordering stuff.

[edit] Film

[edit] Development queue

Update: Kelly and MacKenzie mixed up a 1 liter batch of E6 chems on 8/14/11 and have developed 8 rolls in it since then. Feel free to book yourself some E6 time while the chems are still good! --Hurtstotouchfire 02:03, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

  • Heroic 06:08, 8 August 2011 (UTC) - about eight rolls
    • Various Velvia 50, Velvia 100, Digibase CR200, shot on the Big Island of Hawaii

[edit] Donating film

If you'd like to donate some slide film or $$ towards slide film that may be helpful for people who don't already have a backlog of E6 film to develop.

[edit] E6 examples and recommendations

If you're just looking for advice on what film to get, you can check out what other people have been shooting, above. Unfortunately slide film is a bit more expensive than color negative film, running about $8/roll for 36 exposures on 35mm. It's lovely though. I know that Joachim and Jas can probably provide more examples (links, guys?), but my flickr feed has a few shots which were E6 processed slide film. --Hurtstotouchfire 17:58, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Here are some random shots on Velvia: [1] Heroic 06:11, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

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