ECN-2 Color Film Developing Kit
***NOTICE: I'm away on a short photography trip. If you order a kit now, it will ship out in early August.***
This is a small batch kit that I made for those who want to give ECN-2 processing a shot.
What you get are the powdered chemicals to make the developer and bleach.
***You'll have to provide your own fixer. I use Ilford RapidFix, but whatever you use for B&W film will work just fine.
Each kit makes 1 liter of developer and 1 liter of bleach. It should develop over a dozen rolls and last on the shelf for a month or so. I've stretched those limits, but you gotta be careful there.
It contains: Developer and Bleach
CD3 Color Developer
Each chemical is in its own plastic bag and is well-marked.
It's best to mix the chemicals in the order in which they are numbered.
-Heat around 800ml of distilled water to around 110F.
-Add Developer chemicals one by one (#1 to #5) while stirring. Dissolve each before moving onto the next.
-Stir until fully dissolved.
-Add water until you get a full liter.
-Pour developer into 1 liter bottle.
-Do the same as above.
Again, you provide your own Fixer. I use Ilford RapidFix.
Remjet Removal (if necessary - for motion picture film only):
[Temps for Remjet Removal aren't incredibly important. The water should be hot, but not hotter than 106ish. Kodak recommends 80F to 100F]
-There's no need to presoak unless you're using motion picture film with Remjet.
--in that case, heat 1 liter of water to 80-100F and add 3T of baking soda to it.
--Pour solution into developing tank and agitate the hell out of it for a minute or so.
--Pour out and do a couple of washes to return the pH level of the water and film to where it should be.
[Temps are much more important. Kodak gives a ±2F for everything]
-Bring Developer, Bleach and Fixer (and whatever stop bath you're using) to 106F (±2).
1. Developer - 3:00mins @ 106F ±2
2. Water Stop bath - 60secs @ 80 to 100F [Get closer 100F]
3. Wash (Ilford Method) @ 80 to 100F [Get closer to 100F]
4. Bleach - 3:00mins @ 100F ±2
5. Wash (Ilford Method) @ 80 to 100F
5. Fixer - 5:00mins @ 100F ±2 (Use any fixer, but I like Ilford RapidFix)
6. Wash (Ilford Method) @ 80 to 100F
7. Hang till dry!
Like C-41, you reuse this developer. When finished devving your rolls, just pour it back into the container. It should keep for over a month and I've gotten 20+ rolls out of it.
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I use a lot of 35mm cinema film for color still photos and C-41 processing just doesn't give correct color. Now with ECN chemistry, I can shoot cine film to my hearts content. Oh, the price was right, so thanks!
I have run a few rolls of ECN2 with this kit and the results are great! I am getting much better colors than I was when I was using C41 processing with Kodak's Vision 3 motion picture films. Also, this is super economical way of processing any color negative film if you already have fixer laying round from developing b&w film.
Thank you! Definitely came faster than expected! Tested it out, I had down some of my foster sons 35mm in it and also I had used it and cross processed some expired Fuji Provia 100F and the color is amazing in it.
I developed some C-41 film using this kit and it turned out great! The colors are really vibrant and it gives a slightly different look than the normal C-41 development. Thanks a lot!
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