C-41- color developer



C41 Recipe derived from the work of Stefan4u over at APUG.

Please download the document www.ipernity.com/doc/trond.solem/25604445 where the developer formula is described.
The reason for moving the formula to a separate document is that I don't want to have several documents describing the formua with the possibillities of error and differences between them.

Mix the developer as described in the document.

Usage as any other C-41 developer.

The process runs at 38c as usual. To make a developer that gives good colors without color axis twist at 25c, you have to tweak the formula. The pH, the amount of potassium iodide and the temperature (which affects the swelling of the emulsion) inflicts on the colors. Get one wrong, and the colors are off.

All the chemicals can be bought from www.moersch-photochemie.de/content/rohchemie

The results from this developer is absolutely better than what I got from the Nova Pro Speed C-41 kits I used earlier. Not to say that the reults from that kit was bad. They were just good. Absolutely not bad. This one seems to give better and cleaner colors, sharper images and less color skew.


From the first film developed in this developer. Kodak Ultra 400. Kodak Retina IIIc.


Fuji Reala 100. Rolleiflex camera.


Kodak Retina IIIc, Old expired Konica VX 200 film.