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Process EM-26

Post by Arislan » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:20 pm

My grandfather died over 30 years ago and I have a cart of film from his Super 8 camera. I'm sorta curious to process it and see what's in it. Who still processes EM-26?

It might be a complete waste of money or there might be something interesting in there. I guess I'll only know if I try to develop it.

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Re: Process EM-26

Post by Arislan » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:30 pm

By the way, on the cart it says:

E160
P

7257

Kodak Ektachrome 160 Movie Film Type A

V57621 K30753

4639

Would these help me figure out which country he bought the cartridge at?

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Re: Process EM-26

Post by mr8mm » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:18 pm

Your best bet is Martin Baumgarten in Plattsburgh New York. He was under Plattsburgh Photo. Don't get your hopes too high. Age fog has probably wiped out any image.

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Re: Process EM-26

Post by Arislan » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:45 am

mr8mm wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:18 pm
Your best bet is Martin Baumgarten in Plattsburgh New York. He was under Plattsburgh Photo. Don't get your hopes too high. Age fog has probably wiped out any image.
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Post by Andreas Wideroe » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:21 pm

Or www.super8.nl if you're in Europe.

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Re: Process EM-26

Post by Angus » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:12 pm

As far as I can tell, EM-26 is very similar (if not identical) to E6 with the addition of a step whereby the remjet (removable jet-black antihalation) layer is removed. This would gunk up a regular E6 processing lab.

I've done Ektachrome 160 super 8 in E6 chemistry myself with professional results.

So it shouldn't be too difficult for any of the cottage industries processing amateur cine film to handle it but it might cost a premium over standard E6 processing.
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