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Category: Best Photographic Equipment to Buy : Film-Based Camera Equipment : Camera Film

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Matthew Davis

member since: 6/18/2005
 

Film Developing: C41 Vs. E6 Process


Can someone please save me by telling me what the difference is between c41 process and E6 when developing films at a lab? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

7/9/2005 8:43:02 AM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/18/2000
  Film for color prints is made for C-41 processing. It results in negatives for printing. It's also used for chromogenic black & white films.
E-6 is the most common process for color reversal (i.e., slide) films. The most common are Fujichrome and Ektachrome.
Slide film can be "cross-processed" in C-41 (and vice versa), which results in unpredictable and "arty" color and contrast shifts. But this is not generally recommended (I think some labs may refuse, as it may contaminate the chemicals for normal processing).

7/9/2005 9:12:14 AM

 
Matthew Davis

member since: 6/18/2005
  Thanx a lot john, your a lifesaver.

7/9/2005 3:43:30 PM

 

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