[Frameworks] Colour temperature correction in E-6 hand-processing

From: Stuart Heaney (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Sep 07 2010 - 14:28:47 PDT

If there is anyone out there who has any idea whether or not it is possible to correct colour temperature balance in the E-6 process when using a home developing tank? I'd be extremely grateful for advice.

My problem is that after years of shooting tungsten balanced Super 8 stock, my first time using the new Kodak daylight-balanced Ektachrome 100 Super 8 film resulted in the schoolboy error of forgetting to remove the built-in 85 filter to correct tungsten balanced film to daylight colour temperature. Consequently the film is going to come out looking orange unless I can correct the col temperature in processing.

The intention for the footage shot was to have natural looking colours. I have consulted Tetenal and Kodak manuals, both of which suggest using sodium hydroxide and sulphuric acid, both of which sound pretty scary to handle and would presumably render my E-6 kit useless for future processing at the standard colour temperature.

Anyone out there with some experience of experiments like this kind enough to help?

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