Time to make the leap?

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  1. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    I think it's time to try my own C-41. Has anyone used the Arista C-41 liquid kit from Freestyle? Fairly good quality/ease of use, or am I just digging my own grave here?
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Any takers?
     
  3. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    i think there is only one other member doing color, seen to recall him being in the UK too
     
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    redneckdan TPF Noob!

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    I'm doing E-6, not really that hard, just a big chemistry experiment thats all. Give 'er a try.
     
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    PlasticSpanner TPF Noob!

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    I've only used the Jessops Photochem stuff until now which is very easy to use and seems to tolerate small temperature changes.

    I have some different stuff on order (I forget the name!) and can let you know how that turns out.

    C41 really isn't that hard. Like Redneckdan says, it's just a chemistry experiment. Stick to the times & temps & you'll be OK. If you want to try experimenting just keep accurate notes you can refer back to.
     
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    chorleyjeff TPF Noob!

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    I use Paterson C41 chemicals.
    Very easy to use.
    Can vary temp but time needs adjusting as with B/W.
    Temp is only critical for the 3 to 4 minutes of developer time.
    Go on - do it.
    Cheers
    Jeff
     

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