... this is how your film could look like:
I prepare only very small quantities.
Here are some film examples! Without guarantee that your film will come out the same because depending on age, storage and exposure the results can be very different!
|This is how the freshly developed Kodachrome K40 looks like digitized (no way removing the orange layer during processing)||The digitally inverted Kodachrome K40 film becomes a positive!||A Kodachrome K40 that was filmed over 30 years ago and since then slept in the camera! It lost contrasts but still ... the images can be saved! (Thank you Claus!)|
|A Kodak Ektachrome from the early 80es. I develop them at lower temperature (30° instead of 38°) to avoid colour layer detachments. Here's a quite psychedelic example (Thank you Jesse!) with weird white streaks– probably because of changes of temperature / condensation over the decades!|
|A Kodachrome K II is almost impossible to develop. Too old. But I was lucky this time (after 3 failures with transparent results): I overexposed the film by about 3 steps and developed it in Caffenol. And I got images! Very low contrasted, very foggy. But images at least!!|
|An old Agfa film (blue / white box) coming out faded azure-pink-ish!||An old Agfa film (blue / white box) coming out faded azure-ish! My film “Alvarado / Sunset” on Vimeo.||Another old Agfa film (blue / white box), all colors are there but quite pale! (Marius' film!)||Another old Agfa film (blue / white box), turned out neon greenish ... you really never know!|
|A very old Agfa film! (red box / label). Not much more left than the cyan layer. Low in contrasts.||A very old Agfa film! (red box / label). Not much more left than the cyan layer. Hardly any image ... but what a bombastic color! (Thank you Marius!)|
|An even older Agfa film (box / label with rhombus)! Contrasts and colours faded (Thank you Gaby!)||A Porst film. Rather low in contrast and very blue-greenish. (Thank you Max!)|
|A Revue Film – Super Chrome 40 (1986 until about 1992). As far as I know they used old Agfa material. That's why the result is quite similar to the one in the red box! (Thank you Daiga!)||A Revue Film. Low contrast, no blacks. Crazy dancing dots. Maybe color molecules in the gelatin layer? (Thank you Daiga!)||A Revue Film – Super Chrome RC 8 (until about 1986). Colours fading, only blue-green remains!|
|Old ORWO Films from the GDR, no matter if Super 8 or Double-Super 8, lose colour and contrast or even become transparent, sometimes the gelatin breaks into worm-like patterns - very funky (Thank you Kitty!).
Meanwhile, I hardly develop them anymore - the results are usually very unsatisfactory. You really need original ORWO chemistry: ORWO C-9165 ... which sometimes appears on Ebay. In Russia, there is a replica, I am just about to try it out.
|Interesting facts about Agfa and Revue: There are Agfachrome and Agfa Moviechrome and Revuechrome and Revue Superchrome! The differences are massive! Agfachrome and Revuechrome are almost undevelopable, the results mostly terrible, actually you can only develop them in the original chemistry (Agfa A-41, which corresponds to ORWO C-9165 and only rarely appears on Ebay). Just like all ORWO films. Agfa Moviechrome and Revue Superchrome have good chances in "modern" E6-Chemie. But they always come out very blue/greenish.|