Im almost ready to run my first batch of E-6 but have some last minute questions that my reading hasnt answered. Ill be using Kodak's 5 liter (6 step) kit in a 3010 drum on a Jobo CPP-2 processor. The film is Velvia 50.
I keep reading that you should mix the reversal bath to 60% when using rotary processors, yet the technical information sheet published by Kodak doesnt mention this. Which is correct?
I have also read references to mixing the bleach ahead of time and shaking it to incorporate oxygen and activate it. Is this true with the Kodak 5 liter kit?
How important is the timing on the first wash step? Doing several rinses at 30 second intervals with a 10 second drain time for 350 mL (using the lift accessory) doesnt provide much time for each rinse to rotate.
What amount of ingredients to prepare? Im guessing at doing a 350 mL batch size to do 10 sheets. Do I need more or less?
Do people recommend using the reversal switch on the processor or rotating the drum in a single direction- Im guessing rotation but havent read about it anyplace yet (I might of glazed over it with all of the reading I have been doing).
Thanks for any help