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

(based on 149 reviews)

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    (112)

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    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent reactions (66)
  • Compact (51)
  • Easy to use (35)
  • Easily cleaned (29)
  • Great picture quality (9)

Cons

  • Inconsistent results (3)

Best Uses

  • Developing (96)
  • Photography (40)
  • Landscape/scenery (8)
  • Family photos (6)
  • Sports/action (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (54), Semi-pro photographer (47), Casual photographer (12), Pro photographer (11), Photography student (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
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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

I would buy this product again and again

By emil

from new york

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Pros

  • Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Developing
    • Photography

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

    very easy to work with. Perfect for travel

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    5.0

    Works great for the price!

    By Michelle

    from Atlanta, Ga.

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

          Love this kit. It works perfect for the price. Though it says you can only process 8 rolls of film, I've developed a max of 12 on 35mm. Would definitely buy it again.

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          5.0

          Cheap and good

          By piranah

          from Iowa

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

          Worked first time around.

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          5.0

          Easier than I thought it would be

          By Wayne Jordan

          from Terre Haute, IN

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Easy to use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Developing
            • Photography

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

            I had been processing black & white for a couple of years, and had always heard how difficult color film was to develop so was leery of trying it, but came across instructions that seemed easy enough. This kit wasn't exactly the same as the instructions I found described, but it was close to it. The kit does come with complete instructions for mixing and using the chemicals, and apart from getting the chemicals to the right temperature, it was not hard to use. After developing a couple of rolls, it's about as easy as developing black and white. I hope B&H continues to carry this product in the future, as will be buying this again.

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            5.0

            GREAT KIT!

            By Tiffanie

            from Pennsylvania

            About Me Photography Student

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              Cons

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                • Developing
                • Photography

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

                I was intimidated by color processing before using this kit. I've heard horror stories on "the dreaded color film process" But once I had it in my hands and read the instructions I found it how easy it was. It really helps out with students (or recent grads like myself) when it comes to budgeting their artistic practice. I've developed a bunch of rolls with no problems! Will purchase again!

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                4.0

                vary simple

                By squanto

                from Owensboro, KY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Easily Cleaned

                Cons

                • Short Exp Time

                Best Uses

                • Developing

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

                i developed 17 rolls of kodak gold film with this kit they turned out great i even pushprosessed two rolls with was easy because the instructios include pushprosessing times, really good kit for the price.

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                5.0

                Perfect -

                By Lexa

                from Lancaster, PA

                About Me Photography Student

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                Pros

                • Consistent Reactions
                • Easily Cleaned

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Developing
                  • Photography

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

                  The powder is super easy to make and works wonderfully with my JoBo processor. I prefer this much more than having someone else process my film. I've also found out that if you've got a ton of 120mm film, you can re-use this chemistry for about nine rolls total. I didn't try any more than that though, because I didn't want my color to be off.

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                  5.0

                  Great developer for beginners

                  By Jab

                  from Jersey City, NJ

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                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Consistent Reactions
                  • Easily Cleaned

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Developing

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

                    This is great if you are starting to develop color film by yourself. The instructions aren't hard to follow and it does a good job with developing.

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                    4.0

                    Works

                    By Bradley

                    from Greenville, SC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Developing

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

                        Nicely packaged with everything I needed to develop my own color film.

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                        5.0

                        Simple & Quality Results

                        By graywhales

                        from asheville, nc

                        About Me Photography Student

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                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Consistent Reactions
                        • Easily Cleaned

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Developing

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

                          Excellent results
                          Simple process as everything is measured out for you
                          Good for beginners

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                          5.0

                          Simple long lasting

                          By Dom

                          from brighton, MI

                          About Me Photography Student

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent Reactions
                          • Efficent
                          • Fun
                          • Simple

                          Cons

                          • Messy
                          • Smelly
                          • Time Consuming

                          Best Uses

                          • Developing

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

                          I've used this for 10+ rolls over a couple months. mostly kodak. 120 and 35mm. very consistent results easy to follow instructions.

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                          5.0

                          Easy to use, possibly easier than B&W

                          By Kyle

                          from Bucyrus Ohio

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy to use
                          • Great Color
                          • Long lasting

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Developing

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

                          I have been developing my own B&W film for a little over a year and due to temperature control have been afraid to try color (C41). So I finally decided to jump in feet first using this kit, and oh boy is it easy. I think it might even be easier than B&W because there are no variables, all films use the same time, and agitation technique. I was afraid to try my own color at first for fear that I couldn't hold the temperatures, lo and behold it's pretty simple. I get the chemicals up to temp (developer and blix) by preheating them to 102 degrees farenheit in a bucket of the hottest water I can draw from my tap. I also place my paterson tank in the bucket between agitation cycles to help hold the temp. So far thats worked excellantly, the kit says it can do eight 36 exposure rolls of 35mm. I've got 22 rolls of 120 on my first kit and have yet to experience any negative effects.

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                          4.0

                          Easy to use.

                          By Larry

                          from Newport Beach CA

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

                          Easy to mix powder, and got more use out of it than it said on the package!

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                          5.0

                          Perfect, Easy & Effecient

                          By Tulsa Stage Hand

                          from Morrisville PA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Follow

                          Cons

                          • Stinky

                          Best Uses

                          • Developing
                          • Photography

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

                          Leary of doing C-41 @ home. I took the plunge and bought this kit. Reading the instructions it seemed straight forward. Clear and precise! Temperatures are critical to maintain, but can be done. Did 8 rolls on my first go. Each processed great and will purchase again, and again...

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                          5.0

                          Very Very Happy

                          By Anthony

                          from Lincroft

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

                                Exceeds my expectations. WOW. As noted with other reviews stick to the directions and you will be rewarded with excellent photos. Kodak Ektar is amazing. Thank you for opening a world of possibilities.

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                                4.0

                                Best Purchase yet

                                By Gabe

                                from El Paso Texas

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                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Consistent Reactions

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Developing

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

                                  Because so many film developing companies are closing I took it upon myself to learn to develop film. This kit makes it easy and fun. I will definitely be buying more.

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                                  1.0

                                  Avoid this stuff

                                  By Unhappy dude

                                  from NSW, Australia

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easily Cleaned

                                  Cons

                                  • Inconsistent Results

                                  Best Uses

                                  • None

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

                                  The liquid version is far better. Constantly got magenta in the shadows. Processed using a jobo.

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                                  5.0

                                  Easy to use - great results

                                  By Markus

                                  from CA

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy
                                  • Fast
                                  • Non Complicated

                                  Cons

                                  • Temperature Sensitive

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Any Color Film

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

                                  If you have developed color film before you like this 3 step kit (bleach and fix in one step)

                                  If you have never but are interested in giving it a try - go for it.

                                  Developing average goes much faster then black and white film yet its more senstive to developer, fixer temperature - and if you dont have that right it can and will mess up your film :(

                                  Great kit to start and use regularily, with any color film powderbased with easy mixing instructions

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                                  5.0

                                  No fuss home developing

                                  By SLP

                                  from Melbourne, Australia

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Consistent Reactions
                                  • Ease of Use
                                  • Easily Cleaned

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Developing

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

                                    I use the kit to develop 4X5,120 & 220 and I have had nothing but fantastic results. So easy to use, just mix and your done. As long as your times and temperatures are maintained everything should turn out great.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Product

                                    By FilmFan

                                    from NC

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

                                    Easy to use product. Following the instructions negatives (Fuji) turned out great. Highly recommended for home development.

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