‘Ho nooo, I finished my C41 Bleach… Wait a minute… I have tons of E6 Bleach…’ Thus, a new types of color processing are born! Get to know all of them right here, right now!
Before starting the experiment I compared the composition of C41 and E6 chemistries and noticed some similarities. I however have no idea what I’m talking about, since I’m not a chemist. But still, the Bleach and Fixer look pretty much the same, no? Anyway, I always wanted to try this. And there was no one to stop me.
Hybrid process N°1 – HPro1
Recipe: Replace the C41 Bleach by E6 Bleach
Appearance: Stronger saturation than usual XPro. Results vary according to the emulsion: Velvia 100 and 100f have a purple/red tone, Velvia 50 and Provia 100 are green/turquoise, Kodak EPP100 shows the usual green/yellow tone. The negative emulsion tested (Ferrania Solaris FG+100) turned out nice, looking like a cross-processed slide.
Holga 120 GN + Holga Splitzer / Fuji Velvia 100f:
Holga WPC / Fuji Velvia 100:
Yashica-C / Fuji Velvia 50:
Holga 120 GN / Fuji Provia 100f:
Rolleimatic / Kodak EPP100:
Rolleimatic / Kodak EPX64:
Rolleimatic / Ferrania Solaris FG+100:
Hybrid process N°2 – HPro2
Recipe: Replace the C41 Bleach and Fixer by E6 Bleach and Fixer
Appearance: Velvia 100 and 100f have again a purple/red tone; contrast and saturation are ridiculously intense. Agfa RSX50 has a deep blue tone and clear whites. Again, the negative emulsion looks like a cross-processed slide, but even better than the Ferrania… This could be due to the emulsion though (Kodak Portra 160NC).
Rolleimatic / Fuji Velvia 100f:
Horizon Perfekt / Fuji Velvia 100f:
Holga WPC / Fuji Velvia 100:
Holga WPC / Agfa RSX 50:
Holga 120 GN / Kodak Portra 160NC:
Hybrid process N°3 – HPro3
Recipe: Only E6 Chemistries, but without the Reversal bath and Pre-Bleach steps.
Appearance: A big surprise. I was expecting to obtain negative films (because of the absence of Reversal Bath), but they turned out as slides of a very dense (and long to scan) green. The negative film drove me nuts, both scanned as negative or positive and reminded me of a previous experiment involving Fuji Reala and expired Reversal Bath.
Rolleimatic / Kodak E100GX:
Holga 120 GN + Holga Macro Focusing Frame / Kodak EPP100:
Holga WPC / Fuji Provia 100f:
Holga WPC / Kodak EPX64:
Holga WPC / Kodak Portra 160NC (scanned as positive):
Holga WPC / Kodak Portra 160NC (scanned as negative):
As with any cross-processed film, scanning was sometimes tricky, with great variations depending on the scanning area and the resulting scanner’s reactions.
So, for those enjoying homemade XPro, just try the E6 Bleach replacement (HPro1). You won’t regret it!
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