View Full Version : Extend E-6 Development Time?

20-Oct-2009, 14:01
Would extending the first developer time be of any benefit when processing expired (greater than 2 years) chromes?

What about the second developer - the color developer?

20-Oct-2009, 14:04
Color developer is process to completion so no. Extending first developer time is akin to pushing. I'm not sure about expired film- I get confused with what to do with the excess Base+Fog of expired film. Extending first developer would help with speed loss, and maybe increase contrast so that might help.

23-Oct-2009, 10:44

I have developed many expired E-6 sheet films with standard processing times and I recommend not to change processing times/temp.

The oldest E-6 film that I have developed is Ektachrome 64 daylight expired in 1988, exposed at nominal speed in 2009 and developed in standard E-6 process. The slides came out very well except for some yellow missing (approx 30-50Y) that was easy to correct in scanning.