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C-41 or traditional?

thewilliam2 3 1.5k United Kingdom
2 Sep 2019 5:38PM

Both ordinary films and chromogenic films (XP2) contain silver. However, the XP2 produces a dye as the final negative and the bleach/fix removes the silver. The bleach/fix would also remove the silver of ordinary films leaving nothing but clear backing

The C41 process didn't just remove the silver but the entire emulsion from the mono film!

When processing chromogenic mono film in C41, we could omit the bleach step if we wanted to. The result is a slight increase in contrast.

Are the Z manuals still available? I foolishly threw mine out.

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