Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/09/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] What is cross-processing?
From: limited-slip differential equations <>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 11:29:45 -0500


>I came across an interview with a photographer who said he used
>cross-processing to increase contrast.  His commercial pictures (skis and
>ski boots) are grainy, have burned out highlights and saturated colors.
>What is cross-processing? 

cross processing is when you run E6 film in C41 chemistry, or vice-versa.
i've only done it once, this weekend as a matter of fact.  i shot kodak
160T and ran it in C41.  what i got were weird-looking negatives, which i
then printed RA4.  i got grain, weird, washed-out and/or super saturated
colors, and very high contrast.  i think next time i may use the same film
but rate it at 100.

- --brad

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