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#1 gliptitude

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 04:03 AM

i am just starting to experiment with 8mm equipment and materials. eventually i want to be able to put sound on my films, but i'm not that far yet. i am just getting ready to home process a test roll i shot of 7240 ektachrome with some E6 chemicals i got.

i have a step by step instruction printed off the internet from one of the 8mm websites, but there is a discrepancy i am confused about.

the E6 kit i got is made by unicolor. it includes six seperate chemicals. 2 or 3 of them are different "color developers" and three of them are "blix" (blix A, blix B...). at the moment i do not have the stuff with me to describe more accurately, but i cannot identify "blix" with the instructions i'm working from.

:blink:the instructions mention "stop bath" and "bleach". why does my unicolor kit not have the same steps? what is "blix"?:blink:

the extent of my film processing experience is just introductory B/W negative processing in a classroom environment (a very long time ago). i expect to have to experiment for a while to get good colors and, for the time being, pinkish (greenish, bluish...) film is acceptable, so long as there are clear images. the instructions i have says it is not a whole lot more difficult than making pancakes, so...
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#2 Patrick Neary

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 08:58 AM

Hi there-

"blix" is a combined bleach/fix.

just as an aside, I'm not the world's biggest fan of Unicolor chemistry, when i was a newspaper photog, we used it for our e-6, and the processed slides would consistently fade and turn green, sometimes starting within a week or two. Kodak chemistry didn't do that (but it was more expensive, so guess which one we used most...) Maybe they've changed their formulations or QC since then.
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#3 John Pytlak RIP

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 09:00 PM

Yes, "BLIX" is a Bleach-Fix solution.

Some E-6 processing options:

http://www.kodak.com...43/ti2443.jhtml

http://www.kodak.com...ilmE6main.jhtml

http://www.kodak.com...14.3.30.3&lc=en

http://www.kodak.com...uals/z119.shtml
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