I used leftovers from my foma reversal kit (Fomadon LQR, Clearing bath, bleach bath, fixer... replenished the bleach with some fresh permanganate).
To my surprise it actually (somewhat) worked. Now I'd like to learn what went not-so-well and why:
After developing, bleaching and clearing the neg actually looked very much like a regular bleached b&w negative: lemon colored - which actually surprised me a bit, because I didn't expect the orange mask to disappear (anyone knows why?). It was a bit low-contrast, though, as expected with a color neg.
After re-exposing, re-developing and fixing the neg (or rather: positive) was very dark. You can see the positive image if you hold it against a strong light source, but it's much too dark. Now the fun part. The emulsion is really hammered during that long (60 minutes) reversal process, so it tends to peel off easily. This is how I found that it's actually the base that colors dark grey, thus giving a too dark positive. If it was possible to keep the base transparent, the density values of the positive image should be ok!
Any ideas what's happening here? Is there any way to keep the base transparent (or at least orange like it used to be?)
Edited by Marc Roessler, 14 December 2010 - 06:27 PM.