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#1 Samuel Berger

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 05:48 AM

Kent Bulza just informed me that Single-8 film is EM-26 processed. I would like to set up processing for it at home. What equipment would I need? Is there a list of the chemicals anywhere? Will a LOMO tank suffice or do I need something else?
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Posted 24 January 2006 - 06:06 AM

EM-26 was the super-8 Ektachrome 160 process. Kodak ditched it a few years ago; I had to send a cartridge of E160G, bought in 1996, to Rocky Mountain Labs in 2001. It doesn't sound right for Single-8.
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Posted 24 January 2006 - 07:06 AM

Kent Bulza just informed me that Single-8 film is EM-26 processed. I would like to set up processing for it at home. What equipment would I need? Is there a list of the chemicals anywhere? Will a LOMO tank suffice or do I need something else?


Films for the EM-26 process were discontinued years ago. Any film you have now would likely be outdated and give poor results, regardless of the reversal process used.

Perhaps you have a newer film that was finished by a repackager for the Single-8 format that is intended for process E-6? How is the film labeled?
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Posted 24 January 2006 - 07:30 AM

Well, the film in question is Fuji's current Single-8 stock. I ordered some from Kent and haven't received it yet.

This was my question to him:

I would like to know, what is the process for Single-8 film? Is it E-6?
Because labs that process E-6 are not hard to find...
Thanks


This was his answer:

EM-26. Single-8 has a rem jet not found on the new Super 8 films processed
in E6.



The film we were talking about was this one, sold through his site:
http://www.single8fi...om/buyr25n.html

Expiration: 2006-11

Emulsion: 739-031

So maybe he is mistaken regarding the process?

Edited by Arislan, 24 January 2006 - 07:33 AM.

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 08:52 AM

Well, the film in question is Fuji's current Single-8 stock. I ordered some from Kent and haven't received it yet.

This was my question to him:
This was his answer:
The film we were talking about was this one, sold through his site:
http://www.single8fi...om/buyr25n.html

Expiration: 2006-11

Emulsion: 739-031

So maybe he is mistaken regarding the process?


I believe that you need to send it to Japan for processing:

http://fujifilm.jp/personal/film/8mm/
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Posted 24 January 2006 - 08:58 AM

I believe that you need to send it to Japan for processing:

http://fujifilm.jp/personal/film/8mm/


I know I can send it to Japan, the whole point of the thread is to find an alternative. To discover what process is used, and to try home processing of it.
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Posted 25 January 2006 - 05:48 AM

Frank Bruinsma http://www.super8.nl...ish/e_index.htm is still processing EM-26 apparently, as well as Single-8, so perhaps he'd tell you the process.
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