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    Re: New Edwal EZ E6 Developer kit

    Can’t see any info on that link. Got another?


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    Re: New Edwal EZ E6 Developer kit

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    New Edwal EZ E6 Developer kit

    Yikes, that kit is nearly double the cost of the Arista 3-bath kit for the same volume. https://www.freestylephoto.biz/11861...ng-Kit-1-Quart

    (I always use the Fuji 6-bath kit anyway. But this piqued my interest. Thanks anyway for posting


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    Re: New Edwal EZ E6 Developer kit

    One day, not soon, I will shoot some E6 LF as I have a pile.

    I will first send a few sheets to a Pro Lab and then try it in my DR with a kit.

    Bryan has shown us how well it can be done with old E6 film.

    Thanks Bryan!
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    Re: New Edwal EZ E6 Developer kit

    How old is your E6 film? I bought some expired Ektachrome quickloads (which I still about 20 of) and they all came out quite magenta. (It was easy enough to correct the magenta out in photoshop but I assumed the color cast was because the fill was expired, so I never again shot expired E6 film. Although I do it all the time with black and white, especially slower films like APX25.)

    Is there some trick you (or Bryan) speak of to getting older E6 films to turn out?


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    Re: New Edwal EZ E6 Developer kit

    Fuji slides can be preserved for decades in the freezer with no degradation, but only if original package remains sealed.

    If we open the seal to get a single sheet then (suposedly) air replaces a preserving gas inside, and then we'll have a well noticeable degradation after two years, this is for sure, the freezer won't stop degradation of unsealed sheets. After those two years unsealed the changes in the slides can be compensated with Ps, but it's clear that any unsealed Fuji package is degradating.

    This was reported here by prominent members some one year ago, IIRC.

    About Ektachrome, I don't know if it happens the same than with Velvia/Provia.

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    Re: New Edwal EZ E6 Developer kit

    I've had unopened boxes of Velvia turn out horribly, I've had old opened boxes turn out great.

    Who knows. Gotta shoot it and give it a try. If the first couple of sheets don't look good, put it on eBay and likely get more than you paid for it from someone who probably won't shoot it anyway.

    PS you can tell by hand if the sheets have water damage, in my experience. They feel uneven compared to normal. Randy mentions some old Fuji tungsten 8x10 I shot recently (and still need to shoot some more of). The first box I opened had obvious moisture damage. The other did not and my test sheets came out fine.

    It seems that most older, expired films trend magenta. Velvia 100 though trends cyan, bleck. Older Velvia 50 shot in late light (sunset) looks gorgeous with a bit of magenta shift balancing out the yellow light...

    Most sins can be forgiven in PS. Pretty much no one is printing direct from positives anyway so it doesn't matter, unless you explicitly want to project.

    You don't want to know how bad this sheet looked when developed. I tried processing cold E-6 and it didn't work out plus the film was left exposed for about a year in the holder. Still pulled a decent image from the scan.

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