22nd February 2002, 10:59 PM
Just curious. Will there be deterioration of negative quality if cross-developing is performed? Take for example, developing Kodak film with Fuji C41, developing ilford 200 Color with Kodak C41; I think you get the picture.
Any views, opinions, knowledge?
22nd February 2002, 11:03 PM
Generally no, C41 is C41.
There might be minor differences but chances are you will find more differences from labs using slightly difference chemical concentrations, temperatures and timings. And more importantly, how your negs are printed.
22nd February 2002, 11:12 PM
22nd February 2002, 11:23 PM
I don't know anything about Agfa specifically.
Yes, films are indeed made differently. But C41 processes are designed the same. So if film A reacts a certain way with C41 because of its own chemical design, it will always react the same way as the C41 stays more or less the same at any lab, which is what I was saying above.
Like I said, you'll see more difference from variation in dilutions (for example lab's trying to cut costs), overused solutions (again, labs trying to cut costs) and printing which can make a huge difference.
22nd February 2002, 11:28 PM
Thanx Jed. That clears out a large cloud of confusion.
23rd February 2002, 03:04 PM
If memory don't fail me, cross processing usually means to process E-6 film in C-41 chemicals and vice versa. Other than that, no harm processing Fuji C41 in Kodak C41, etc.