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Posted by Brighid Greene (Member # 6028) on September 25, 2017, 09:03 PM:
Hey 8mm,

I have some Ektachrome 160 Type A, ELA 464, expired 05/1984.

For timing reasons, I'd like to look into hand processing this- either going for the negative, but also open to cross-processing.

I'm an amateur when it comes to processing. What kind of recipes are out there? What chemicals to use? Is it impossible/ a total gamble?

Posted by Jason Smith (Member # 5055) on September 25, 2017, 09:31 PM:
Hi Brighid.

I don't think there are too many people on this forum that are hand processing expired film. There are quite a few groups on Facebook such as "Super 8mm" where I see people posting about the results they got from processing expired film. If you posted your question to there, I'm sure you would get quite a few responses.
Posted by Brighid Greene (Member # 6028) on September 25, 2017, 09:33 PM:
Hey Jason, Thank you! I will do so!

Posted by Lindsay Morris (Member # 3812) on September 25, 2017, 09:39 PM:
I am looking at doing similar with 16mm and found this link along with many others on YouTube.

Link is:

Once you get there as usual all manner of similar links to topics pop up.
A lot of very interesting watching & absorbing.
Currently looking at a Morse developing tank I bought on EBay & reading/watching ALL I can find on using that.

Many of the other YouTube videos advise what chemicals as well & I have found if you have a Q about some aspect contact the person who put the Video on YouTube & all so far have been very helpful.
Posted by Brighid Greene (Member # 6028) on September 25, 2017, 10:53 PM:
Lindsay, thank you. Going down the rabbit hole to find all relevant topics! This is a perfect tip. Hoping to keep in color, but will reach out to Ben from this video you posted to see if he's worked out any cross processing techniques too.
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on September 26, 2017, 02:54 AM:
I think Tetenal still make an E6 colour reversal processing kit - but it won't be cheap. In the past I have successfully processed a couple of cine films in a 35mm developing tank without the spiral in just with the film jumbled in. I wouldn't recommend that for a beginner. An old LOMO 16mm/8mm tank would be better but needs a larger volume of chemicals.

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