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TetenalC-41 Press Kit for Color Negative Film (Powder)
 
4.7

(based on 171 reviews)

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    (132)

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    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent reactions (72)
  • Compact (53)
  • Easy to use (35)
  • Easily cleaned (30)
  • Great picture quality (9)

Cons

  • Inconsistent results (3)

Best Uses

  • Developing (105)
  • Photography (45)
  • Landscape/scenery (8)
  • Family photos (6)
  • Sports/action (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (58), Semi-pro photographer (48), Pro photographer (15), Casual photographer (13), Photography student (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (133)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works GREATTTTT!!

Ok, so if your even thinking twice about buying this developer your nuts. its the cheapest one out there and super easy to mix and use. just have 3 1 liter botles pour...Read complete review

Ok, so if your even thinking twice about buying this developer your nuts. its the cheapest one out there and super easy to mix and use. just have 3 1 liter botles pour the chems in and mix. that easy. the only time i have had issues were if the film was 30 plus years old and i developed too long, or i loaded them in steel reels which were hard to use and overlaped the film on accedent. user error :( so i got plastic reels. :) happy face.

One last note. don't loose your instructions!!!!!!!! i could not stress this enough. but if you do, here they are for the hand tank method.

**type time temp agitation**

*pre-soak* 1min 102 none
*developer* 3.5min 102 agitate first
10sec then 4
inversions every 30secs
*Blix* 6.5min 95-105 same as above
***rest can be done in open tank***
*wash* 3min 95-105 running water
*stabalizer* 1/2-1min room temp agitatate 15sec

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mixed results, but I'm no pro...

It's difficult to give this kit a fair rating, since results are subject to my own competencies. I used this to develop 6 rolls of 120 film (so far). Five of the...Read complete review

It's difficult to give this kit a fair rating, since results are subject to my own competencies. I used this to develop 6 rolls of 120 film (so far). Five of the rolls were Portra 800, and one roll was Fuji 160 Pro. The Fuji film came out stunningly good, as good or better than the lab I usually use (NCPS). If I were to base this review solely on that, it would be 5 stars for sure. The Portra came out less well. Two of the rolls had a color cast that was very difficult to impossible to correct digitally. The remaining 3 rolls came out fairly well, just a slight (and correctable) color cast, but not what I would call professional results. Maintaining temps was easier than I thought, so I don't think I messed anything up during the process, but I'm definitely a newbie...

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5.0

Cost-effective C41 Film Developing

By U

from NY

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to mix
  • Good Results

Cons

  • A Bit Smelly

Best Uses

  • Developing
  • Photography

Comments about Tetenal C-41 Press Kit for Color Negative Film (Powder):

Awesome. Cheaper than sending to lab to processes per roll. Easier than BW developing: if you can deal with the temp accuracy needed (no that bad); one less chemical; all chemicals saved; good results.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ahhhhhhhh!

By Planet Pocket Tool

from Massachusetts

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Tetenal C-41 Press Kit for Color Negative Film (Powder):

You've got to be kidding me! No shipping available? I swear, it's just one obstacle after another for someone who wishes to develop their own film. I am sad and a little disgusted...but the kit itself works great and is easy to use. My last batch I was able to get about 20-24 rolls through before it gave out.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Works well consistently

By stephen

from Shreveport, Louisiana

About Me Photography Student

Pros

  • Consistent Reactions

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Developing

    Comments about Tetenal C-41 Press Kit for Color Negative Film (Powder):

    I've used the Jobo kit and it works great, if you haven't used blix before, beware its nasty stuff. It seems to have less viscosity than water, and stains if not cleaned within seconds. That's nothing bad on this kit just the nature of blix. Just be extremely careful to keep away from your developer, one ml can damage the developer and make your pictures grainy. But now that BH isn't shipping it anymore I've really started purchasing less from the site in favor of other places that I can get my developers from and order in bulk. Its a shame, I used to purchase everything here.

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    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    pick up only!??!!!?

    By henry

    from toronto, canada

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Tetenal C-41 Press Kit for Color Negative Film (Powder):

    i've been using this for a while! i'm running out of chemicals so i was going to buy more from BH, but i found it's not shipping anymore. :(

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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    In store pick up only

    By coollittleme

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Pros

    • Consistent Reactions

    Cons

    • In Store Pick Up Only

    Best Uses

    • Developing

    Comments about Tetenal C-41 Press Kit for Color Negative Film (Powder):

    I love this product; however they no longer ship it. Anyone have any ideas how I can continue to buy this? I live in Texas and it isn't so easy to get to New York.

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    5.0

    Great solution for the casual darkroom

    By Kodafixed

    from Tulsa, OK

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Reactions
    • Convenient

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Developing
      • Photography

      Comments about Tetenal C-41 Press Kit for Color Negative Film (Powder):

      I don't shoot enough film to justify maintaining a darkroom full-time so these kits are the only practical way I can do my own color processing.

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      5.0

      Easy to use

      By Chris

      from Texas

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Reactions

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Developing

        Comments about Tetenal C-41 Press Kit for Color Negative Film (Powder):

        Use this produce to develop film rolls that where exposed between 15-24 years ago - Yeah, that old. Working with this chemical is as easy as any. I'm developing as much as I can in a short period of time, so my mixed chemicals will not be sitting on the shelf for very long. At the current rate, I expect to get at least 50% more rolls that what they say can developed. So far, I am 25% more with no noticeable drop in quality. Note, the film I am developing is not only as old as I state above but it has also been moved from Washington to Arizona to Southern California to Oregon to Washington (again) and finally to here in Texas - with no special care - amazing that anything is developing.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wow, it really works!

        By Mr. Scheimpflug

        from Niagara Falls

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easily Cleaned

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography

          Comments about Tetenal C-41 Press Kit for Color Negative Film (Powder):

          The water you use should be filtered, I use a carbon water filter 'Brita' on my tap. There are minerals in plain tap water that may affect the chemistry of this kit.
          Dilute the chemistry well, and store it in opaque bottles. Use it with recently exposed C-41 film for best results, and keep the temperature between a 110º constant, when developing. Most importantly, follow the instructions provided!

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          5.0

          Wonderful kit!

          By fscurlock

          from Vancouver, wa

          Comments about Tetenal C-41 Press Kit for Color Negative Film (Powder):

          I've been using these kits for almost a year now and every roll of film I've developed with it has come out perfectly. I would strongly recommend this kit to a film hobbyist.

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          5.0

          Loving the shelf life!

          By Fotosarecool

          from Usa

          Comments about Tetenal C-41 Press Kit for Color Negative Film (Powder):

          Already used this about 3 times and expecting to use it a couple more. Really pleased with the results.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome, as always

          By Ricky0018

          from Il

          Comments about Tetenal C-41 Press Kit for Color Negative Film (Powder):

          Great product

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Only thing I use to Dev C-41

          By J.Olson

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Reactions

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Developing
            • Photography

            Comments about Tetenal C-41 Press Kit for Color Negative Film (Powder):

            This is one of the best

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great product

            By chphotovideo

            from Atlanta, Ga

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Tetenal C-41 Press Kit for Color Negative Film (Powder):

            Mixed three 32oz bottles. Developer, Blix, Stabilizer. Developed a roll of film like a charm, no issues.

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            4.0

            Good Stuff

            By Jack R

            from Stamford, CT

            Comments about Tetenal C-41 Press Kit for Color Negative Film (Powder):

            I've used this on Lomo film and more professional film. Don't let it sit without use. I made the mistake and ruined 3 rolls of 120 film. Two of them were Ektar. It makes great images, but like any developer, it expires.

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            5.0

            Easy to use

            By DP

            from Los Angeles

            Comments about Tetenal C-41 Press Kit for Color Negative Film (Powder):

            This was my first time developing C41 and I had no trouble with this kit. Everything mixes smoothly. I developed 16 rolls with no problems. I've heard of others getting even more. Just follow the directions, they're straightforward.

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            5.0

            fun to mix

            By film girl

            from grand rapids

            Comments about Tetenal C-41 Press Kit for Color Negative Film (Powder):

            I bought this kit thinking it was going to be lower end bc of the price and was blown away with how great it did! Lots of reviews saying not to do a Blix mix and I like not having a 4th step in developing! This was quick, easy to do, and I felt kinda like a scientist when mixing the blix (it bubbled and got hot) overall this is a great buy and when I'm ready for more I will buy this produce again!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It works!

            By E_Nadine

            from Toronto, ON, Canada

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent Reactions
            • Easy to mix

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Developing

              Comments about Tetenal C-41 Press Kit for Color Negative Film (Powder):

              I have been wanting to dive into colour developing for a long time and this gave me the means to do so. If you're looking at this because you want to try developing at home yourself, don't be intimidated (or listen to all the naysayers out there). It was incredibly simple to use, and it's really quite easy in a bathtub to keep the temperature consistent. Even with my less-than-perfect execution the first time around, my film (Fuji Superia 400) turned out perfectly. Also, I mixed mine into 1L mason jars and keep them in a dark closet for next time. I definitely recommend this if you want to dive into colour processing for yourself! Trust me, if I can do, you definitely can!

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fantastic

              By Joe

              from SoCal

              Comments about Tetenal C-41 Press Kit for Color Negative Film (Powder):

              These plastic bags are beautifully crazy. The sound they make when you crinkle them is just astounding. The chemicals they hold are also very convenient and easy to use. My negatives came out quite lovely.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Product

              By RVS

              from Missouri

              Comments about Tetenal C-41 Press Kit for Color Negative Film (Powder):

              I have purchased this product twice now and have been very pleased with the outcome. I just followed the directions which was simple to follow and understand!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works like a charm

              By digi_guru

              from Toronto

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun
              • Inexpensive
              • Simple

              Cons

              • Temperature Management

              Best Uses

              • Developing
              • Photography

              Comments about Tetenal C-41 Press Kit for Color Negative Film (Powder):

              Easy to mix and use, essential nowadays with the lack of C41 labs and quality concerns attached to the remaining low-volume C41 labs. Develop C41 yourself at home! Easy and fun, easier than developing B&W in many ways!

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