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    E-6 capacity / min volume

    I wonder if 250 ml of E-6 chemistry would be sufficient to develop 10 sheets of 4x5" in a Jobo Expert drum #3010 capacity wise? I know Jobo lists min volume for the 3010 Expert drum at 210 ml. Thanks
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    E-6 capacity / min volume

    You donít say which kit youíre using ó do read the manual because different manufacturers write different capacities, BUT in general I would say NO, you need 30 mL per sheet minimum, so 300 mL for 10.

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    https://www.freestylephoto.biz/stati...a/AristaE6.pdf

    https://125px.com/docs/techpubs/kodak/j83-2005_11.pdf

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    Re: E-6 capacity / min volume

    Thanks, I will be using Fuji Hunt, a standard 6-bath kit.
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    Re: E-6 capacity / min volume

    Might be OK. I would definitely use 1 shot. I would be careful to make sure to adequately fix too. E6 is so picky, 1st developer time, temperature, etc. I buy Fuji E6 in bulk from Unique Photo, I use more than required and toss it. You need to spend about 400 bucks up front with the starters etc. The fixer is universal to E6 and C41. Unopened concentrates last a long time.

    I suspect it would work. No guarantees.

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    Re: E-6 capacity / min volume

    Just seeing you are in Europe. Unique Photo is out. Jobo should know.

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    Re: E-6 capacity / min volume

    Quote Originally Posted by Duolab123 View Post
    Just seeing you are in Europe. Unique Photo is out. Jobo should know.
    Jobo has spoken - 210 ml, but this is the min volume to cover the film evenly (to my understanding at least), however it sure is not enough in terms of capacity. I think I will use 330 ml per batch, so that I can get 30 sheets out of one liter.
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    Re: E-6 capacity / min volume

    Quote Originally Posted by Duolab123 View Post
    Might be OK. I would definitely use 1 shot. I would be careful to make sure to adequately fix too. E6 is so picky, 1st developer time, temperature, etc. I buy Fuji E6 in bulk from Unique Photo, I use more than required and toss it. You need to spend about 400 bucks up front with the starters etc. The fixer is universal to E6 and C41. Unopened concentrates last a long time.

    I suspect it would work. No guarantees.
    The X6 5 l kit from Fuji Hunt (E-6) goes for around 100 eur here, so quite a bit cheaper. I'm not sure I would invest 400 bucks
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    Re: E-6 capacity / min volume

    Given how finicky E6 can be sometimes Iíd stick to the 30 mL min per sheet even though 24 mL might work, perhaps with a bit extra time as it will get exhausted somewhat faster. Or you can use 240 mL and only process 8 sheets if you want to be economical.

    Fujiís manual doesnít talk about single use ó in their 5L kit they explain using nominal times for the first 118 4x5 sheets and then to use longer times up to 175 sheets. Of course this is more for a lab processor approach where the full 5L soup is used.

    https://www.freestylephoto.biz/stati...1126100143.pdf

    For for the 5L kit, 118 sheets would be 42 mL/sheet and 175 would be 29 mL/sheet. That would seem to indicate that the Fuji kit wants more than 30 mL / sheet to maintain standard times. However, given that E6 is supposed to be a standard formula Iíd stick with 30 mL/sheet ó thatís what Iíve always used, and whatís in other manufacturerís manuals.

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    Re: E-6 capacity / min volume

    I found a Jobo datasheet for expert drums. It states 33mL/ 4x5 sheet for both C41 and E6 in a 3010 drum. So 330mL will hit that mark perfectly.

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    Re: E-6 capacity / min volume

    Thanks Kiwi and Duolab.
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